Warner Home Video has announced Soylent Green for Blu-ray release on March 29, 2011. This 1973 science fiction movie stars Charlton Heston as a detective prowling the dank streets of a polluted, overpopulated New York City gone rotten in 2022. It featured the final screen appearance of the legendary Edward G. Robinson.
Special features include:
Commentary by Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young
And yes, pop-culture showoffs, we freakin' KNOW The Line.
It's also the single major spoiler of the movie...Try showing a little courtesy to the next generation just getting their taste of mid-70's cool, before you brag about how many Simpsons/FG jokes you remember.
(As for the movie, it's not -as- pure 70's-dystopian Charlton Heston as "The Omega Man", and doesn't have the cautionary future-cool of "Rollerball", but it's got some interesting eco-sci-fi concepts for the day--
Just as its own unique genre in film history, there's no pessimistic sci-fi dystopia like 70's sci-fi dystopia...After the Nixon years, they just never made 'em like that anymore.)
@repete66211 - agreed. On one hand, I'm pleased and will pick this up when it comes out. On the other, I'm scratching my head as to why Warner picked *this* particular catalog so relatively early in the game.
Maybe Warner is just going to flood the market with catalogs in 2011? One can hope...
Very pleased to see this coming to BD. A fine movie that I've long wanted in my collection. I'll preorder it ASAP. I wish there were a few more extras but that will probably be offset by a relatively low price.
I've never seen this. But if the price is right, I might have to pick it up...especially with it having, aside from Heston, the two screen legends from the 'Golden Age of Hollywood' ...Edward G. Robinson and Joseph Cotten.
The original dvd commentary featured director Richard Fleischer and Leigh Taylor-Young. I'm sure
the commentary on the blu-ray will simply be a port of the previous. Thats unless they've been sitting on
a commentary from my beloved Chuck for many years.