Soylent Green(Blu-ray) (1973)
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It's the Year 2022... People Are Still the Same. They'll Do Anything to Get What They Need. and They Need Soylent Green.
|Soylent Green is landmark screen science-fiction, a riveting entertainment and a cautionary tale that holds a mirror to a tomorrow rife with ecological disaster. Working well again in the futuristic genre following Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man, action titan Charlton Heston portrays Thorn, a detective prowling the dank streets of a polluted, overpopulated Big Apple gone rotten in 2022. He's trailing a murderer ? and the trail leads to a stunning discovery. Vividly realized, Soylent Green's world gains its power not just from its special effects but from its heart ? a human dimension magnified by the performance of legendary Edward G. Robinson in his moving screen farewell.|
"A thought-provoking movie that is still relevant with the many environmental concerns that are out there now. Ryan Cracknell, Film Threat
"This influential vision of an overpopulated future has a horrific plausibility that's hard to shake off. Urban Cinefile
Editor's Note21st century New York City is (still) an overpopulated mess, and the only food left is Soylent Green, a soybean and lentil concoction with an extra-special, government-mandated ingredient. As police detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates a murder, he learns of a conspiracy with bizarre implications. This Edward G. Robinson's final movie, as the star died not long after filming his final scene. Based on Harry Harrison's "Make Room! Make Room!"
Cast & Crew
|Edward G. Robinson|
|Dick Van Patten|
|Richard H. Kline - Director of Photography|
|Samuel E. Beetley - Editor|
|Edward C. Carfagno - Art Director|
|Fred Myrow - Composer|
|Walter Seltzer - Producer|
|Stanley R. Greenberg - Screenwriter|
|Richard Fleischer - Director|
Plot SummaryA nightmarish vision of the future set in New York City circa the year 2022. The population has swelled to 40 million and the environment is so ravaged by pollution that a synthetic food known as Soylent Green is the only kind available. When the director of the giant corporation that manufactures this food supply is murdered, the detective investigating the case gradually discovers the horrifying truth about Soylent Green's secret ingredient.