Rent Silent Running (1972)

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1h 25min
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Synopsis:
As this science fiction classic opens, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has spent eight years aboard the space freighter 'Valley Forge' preserving the only botanical specimens left on earth under huge Geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home Lovell rebels and hijacks the freighter, killing his fellow crewmen, injuring himself and plunging the craft into the gaseous rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens and two 'Drone' robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company in the loneliest adventure of all.
Actors:
, , , , Mark Persons, , Cheryl Sparks, Larry Whisenhunt
Directors:
Producers:
Michael Gruskoff, Douglas Trumbull
Voiced By:
Joseph Campanella, Roy Engel
Writers:
Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/12/2001
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/11/2011
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Full-length commentary by director Trumbull and actor Bruce Dern
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • The Making of Silent Running, a 1972 on-set documentary (50:00)
  • Two video pieces with Douglas Trumbull (31:00 + 5:00)
  • A Conversation with Bruce Dern, a discussion with the actor (11:00)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (3:00)

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Reviews (2) of Silent Running

A CGI Free Sci/Fi Classic - Silent Running review by Spoons

Spoiler Alert
17/07/2019

Ok so we know that CGI wasn't around in the 70's but that just goes to show that you don't need overblown SFX to make a great science fiction movie. Silent Running has to be the minimalist, gentlest sci/fi film ever and it's fantastic for it. Bruce Dern is fantastic and gives the viewer a real sense of isolation and the relationship between him and the two drones is strangely touching. The end scene will tug at even the hardest of heart strings. I saw this back in the 70's and it's subject matter is still relevant today. If you or you're children grew up watching overblown space/super hero epics, then I urge you to check this out. It may just change your perspective of how a real science fiction film should be made.

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