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Silent Running (Arrow Video)

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Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Plot Synopsis:

In 1968, visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (The Andromeda Strain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) contributed to the ground-breaking special photographic effects of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Four years later, he stamped his own indelible mark on the science fiction genre with his mesmerising directorial debut – Silent Running.

In the not-so-distant future, Earth is barren of all flora and fauna, with what remains of the planet's former ecosystems preserved aboard a fleet of greenhouses orbiting in space. When the crews are ordered to destroy the remaining specimens, one botanist, Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern, The 'Burbs), rebels and flees towards Saturn in a desperate bid to preserve his own little piece of Earth that was, accompanied only by the ship's three service robots.

Featuring a captivating central performance by Dern, visual effects that rival anything in 2001 and a powerful ecological message, Silent Running is a haunting and prescient sci-fi classic that resonates even more strongly today than it did at the time of its original release.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: November 17th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Rated G
    Movie Release Year: 1972
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:89 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 2K RESTORATION from the original camera negative
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Brand new audio commentary by critics Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
    • Original audio commentary by Douglas Trumbull and actor Bruce Dern
    • Isolated music and effects track
    • No Turning Back, a new interview with film music historian Jeff Bond on the film's score
    • First Run, a new visual essay by writer and filmmaker Jon Spira exploring the evolution of Silent Running's screenplay
    • The Making of Silent Running, an archival 1972 on-set documentary
    • Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull and Douglas Trumbull: Then and Now, two archival interviews with the film's director
    • A Conversation with Bruce Dern, an archival interview with the film's lead actor
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Extensive behind-the-scenes gallery
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Arik Roper
    • First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw and Peter Tonguette