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Silent Running

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Silent Running
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A botanist has spent three years aboard the space freighter "Valley Forge" preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, he rebels and hijacks the space craft, killing his fellow crewman and injuring himself. He plunges the ship into the gaseous Rings of Saturn, where he embarks on the loneliest adventure of all with only two drone robots to keep him company.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2002
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 0783255381
9780783255385
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi SILENT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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A botanist has spent three years aboard the space freighter "Valley Forge" preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, he rebels and hijacks the space craft, killing his fellow crewman... Read More »


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Sep 13, 2014
  • AladarNyc rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Found this Jem by accident (browsing the shelves @ Mid-Manhattan Branch). At the time this movie was made, it was ahead of it's time. A good story and great acting (Bruce Dern), make this a movie that has stood the test of time. I enjoyed this film!

Jul 04, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

his movie is way too dated to watch. The music in some of the scenes is so bad that you have to fast forward it. Don’t bother with this one.

Jun 20, 2014
  • blueberrymouse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This 1971 movie is as relevant today as it was back then.
Check out the "Extra" section on this DVD. It was filmed on a soon to be decommissioned aircraft carrier.
This movie is great considering the budget they were committed to.
I have added it to my "Buy List."

Jun 04, 2012
  • isumat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This under-rated 1970s sci-fi 'dystopian' movie holds up very well. Of course the special effects are primitive by todays standards, and of course the pacing of the movie is slower (as comments below also explain) as were all space films of the time (you want slow? Try '2001: A Space Odyssey'). As a character piece, and as social/environmental commentary, it outclasses the original 'Planet of the Apes,' and is nowhere near as schlocky as 'Logan's Run' and 'Soylent Green,' from the same era.

Jul 12, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a good sci fi movie. Sad, depressing and brutally slow pacing would probably hurt its appeal to a broad audience, but I liked it. The main character does a great acting job. The movie does plod along, but it acheives the desired effect of plunging the viewer into a world of loneliness and depression.

Feb 17, 2011
  • weirdwolf rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful film, and terrific songs by Joan Baez, but darn, it can be pretty depressing at times!

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