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Silent Running [Blu-ray] [1972]

  • SKU: 6991381
  • Release Date: 04/07/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • A conversation with Bruce Dern
    • Douglas Trumbull: then and now
    • Feature commentary with director Douglas Trumbull and star Bruce Dern
    • Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull
    • The making of Silent Running
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Silent Running
    Bruce Dern stars as the caretaker of a greenhouse located on a group of space stations that are sent into orbit. The Earth has been stripped clean of foliage, and the greenhouse contains the last remaining greenery from the planet. Dern's staff includes three human beings and a trio of endearing robots named Huey, Dewey, and Louie. When word arrives, from the powers that be, that the greenhouse is to be destroyed (the space station is more valuable to man when hauling cargo and not "preserving the ecology of the universe"), Dern decides to ignore the order. He also decides to go it alone, "circle the wagons" with his robots, and fend off all outside attempts to eliminate his ecological paradise. Special-effects maven Douglas Trumbull directs, Michael Cimino was one of the screenwriters, and Peter "PDQ Bach" Schickele wrote the musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bruce Dern
      Bruce Dern - Lowell
    • Cliff Potts
      Cliff Potts - Wolf
    • Ron Rifkin
      Ron Rifkin - Barker
    • Jesse Vint
      Jesse Vint - Keenan



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      purchased it because I could get it on Bluray

      Posted
      Drgnldy71
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      I purchased this one because it's an oldie but goody that I could finally get on bluray. It is a unique and (at least for me) memorable 1970's sci-fi film. It isn't high budget but it is enjoyable. If you're looking for laser shoot-em up space adventure this isn't it. It has an interesting message and begs the question what would you do if you were in the main characters place. It comes across a little hokey at times but I think that's part of it's charm.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good solid classic

      Posted
      MovieMark

      This isn't a great movie, but it is a good, classic sci-fi flick. I first saw this when I was very young, and had to add it to my list of purchases. It's got great space scenery, great acting by Bruce Dern, cool robots, and is just a solid entertaining film. I would recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The world's future?

      Posted
      lostinspace
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      This movie still moves me. Amazing story and effects long before computers made these kinds of films. A sad commentary on a possible future world.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic.

      Posted
      albion4
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      An oldie but well worth adding to the collection. Bruce Dern is great. Even good works in space are expendable - too bad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excelent Movie

      Posted
      fubar451
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      Saw the movie years ago and had to add it to my collection. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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