Soylent Green [DVD] [1973]

  • SKU: 16803292
  • Release Date: 03/25/2008
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Leigh Taylor-Young and director Richard Fleischer
  • Vintage featurettes A Look at the World of Soylent Green and MGM's Tribute to Edward G. Robinson's 101st Film
  • Charlton Heston sci-fi movies essay
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Soylent Green
Richard Fleischer directed this nightmarish science fiction vision of an over-populated world, based on the novel by Harry Harrison. In 2022, New York City is a town bursting at the seams with a 40-million-plus population. Food is in short supply, and most of the population's food source comes from synthetics manufactured in local factories -- the dinner selections being a choice between Soylent Red, Soylent Yellow, or Soylent Green. When William Simonson (Joseph Cotten), an upper-echelon executive in the Soylent Company, is found murdered, police detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) is sent in to investigate the case. Helping him out researching the case is Thorn's old friend Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson, in his final film role). As they investigate the environs of a succession of mad-from-hunger New Yorkers and the luxuriously rich digs of the lucky few, Thorn uncovers the terrible truth about the real ingredients of Soylent Green. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Charlton Heston
    Charlton Heston - Detective Thorn
  • Edward G. Robinson
    Edward G. Robinson - Sol Roth
  • Leigh Taylor-Young
    Leigh Taylor-Young - Shirl
  • Chuck Connors
    Chuck Connors - Tab
  • Joseph Cotten
    Joseph Cotten - Simonson



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

    Posted
    Greatbuys4less

    This movie is loosely based on the book Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison. The movie used the ideas and some of the characters but very different from book. I enjoyed both very much and would recommend both. The movie really made you think what if this did happen and could it happen. Most of the characters were very realistic and Edward G Robinson plays a perfect role as Sol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    Shorty
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    Was an old movie but was great. Portrays how things are in the world today and this movie was made in the 70's

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have

    Posted
    nick31

    This is another great film for Charlton Heston. This movie take place in 2022 in New York City. It show what the world would do when there is to many people and not enough food.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic science fiction

    Posted
    Travis
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    One of the best classic science fiction films ever. What it lacks in special effects, it more than makes up with an incredible story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always a great flick...now about this Monsanto...

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    Wiselybelieve
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    Mr. Heston was great, this movie creeped me out years ago . Very well done, so much that I was even more disturbed watching it recently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best sci-fi movies ever!

    Posted
    phantasm

    It was the best sci-fi movie and had a twist at the ending. I think you will like this movie. I know I did thats why I gave it five stars out of five.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great end of society movie!

    Posted
    UkkoPekka
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    Though most of the actors are now deceased, this is still a great movie about what to do about over population and feeding the masses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HESTON DOES HIS THING.

    Posted
    scorpion
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    GOOD SCI-FI MOVIE. LITTLE KNOWN FROM PEOPLE I KNOW. THIS COULD BE A PREVIEW OF A POSSIBLE FUTURE.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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