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Soylent Green [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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While Soylent Green may be one of the many dystopian visions of the future, the film stands out because it's one of the few titles that addresses current environmental issues head on. Adapted from Harry Harrison's novel Make Room, Make Room, it gives us a nightmarish vision of an over-populated, polluted future on the brink of collapse--a vision that gets uncomfortably closer every year. Charlton Heston as police officer Thorn investigates a murder in between suppressing food riots and uncovers the nightmarish truth about Soylent Green, the new foodstuff being sold to the poor.
The film neatly combines police procedural with conspiracy thriller. Heston's scenes are counterpointed by more elegiac ones in which the centenarian Edward G Robinson as his friend Sol broods on the world he has outlived--his death in a euthanasia chamber is a gloriously lachrymose moment, which he plays to the hilt. Heston, too, is good as Thorn, a morally equivocal cop who loots the apartments of the victims whose deaths he investigates--he's a man just getting by in an impossible world.
On the DVD: Soylent Green on disc comes with a commentary from director Richard Fleischer, the highpoint of which is a memorable description of what it was like to work with the brilliant ailing, entirely deaf Robinson. He is joined by Leigh Taylor-Young whose work on the film as heroine led to years of serious environmentalist commitment. It has a useful contemporary making-of documentary and touching shots of Robinson's 100th birthday party with telegrams from Sinatra and others. The feature itself is presented in anamorphic widescreen with its original mono sound. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society's leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green - an artificial nourishment whose actual ingredients are not known by the public. Thorn is the tough homicide detective who stumbles onto the secret so terrifying no one would dare believe him. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The film was made in 1973 and it must be one of the earliest environmentalist stories to have a go at man-made global warming. Pollution is killing the oceans. The climate has heated the land, making farming unproductive. Winter has been obliterated by the 'greenhouse effect'. The only food most people can get hold of is a kind of biscuit called 'soylent'.Read more ›
The writer's vision of the future for the earth is chilling and he is perhaps closer to an accurate prediction than he could ever have dreamed of. The revelation at the end of the film is a real shocker!
All in all a good sci-fi movie, with a well written dialogue and a horrible vison of the future. I give it 4 stars for these are all superior to the story itself, which is mostly dated. A worthy film for many reasons and worth the buy.
Would you believe bodyguards are buying strawberries for 150 D's a jar?
Charlton Heston is the policeman and there's something very powerful and affecting about watching so monumentally physically present an actor grappling with, and falling before, the unblinking "it" of the mystery he pits himself against. Yes, we all know what that mystery is concealing at this stage, but let's not spoil it for any first-time viewers.
Edward G Robinson is Heston's room-mate and only friend, an older man from a dead age. The scenes between the two are abolutely lovely. There's real affection here, but it's quietly expressed. Remember film acting before Robert De Niro started squinting and Al Pacino started shouting? Remember when the character was more important than the star turn or the persona of the star?
Robinson and Leigh Taylor-Young embody the remnants of a human, humane world. But one of them is dying and the other is only of value in this world of 2022 as "furniture"- a sex object included in the rental price of a flashy apartment. Joseph Cotten and Chuck Connors are the men who thrive in this world. But one of them is literally killed by the truth of what it takes to succeed here, and the other is more than halfway to becoming a flesh-and-blood pre-echo of The Terminator.
A late classic from Richard Fleischer. Give it another look.
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A great movie to watch if you don't look too hard at the vehicles, etc. 2022 is only six years away now, but was 49 years away when the film was made. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rwb
Saw this film a few years age on TV in my opinion it's well worth the watch and pricePublished 3 months ago by Andy Hampshire
Made in the 70s,this sci fi movie is set in 2020 and turns out to be horribly close to realityPublished 3 months ago by Mr J.
I hadn't seen this for years but it holds up well in most departments. It's true that the re-imagining of 2022 is executed quite poorly in so far as minimal effort has been put... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fallen