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Silent Running - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [Special Edition]

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

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.



• Brand new 4K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative

• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

• Original lossless mono audio 

• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 

• 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 – an interview with film music historian Jeff Bond on the film’s score 

• First Run – a 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

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1972
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 89
Specs: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Video Resolution/Codec: Dolby Vision HDR / HDR10
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD MA Mono, English: LPCM Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH