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    Default Soylent Green (1973) Coming To Blu-Ray!

    awesome news!
    Warner is bringing the classic sci-fi film with Charleton Heston to bd on March 29th!
    can't wait to check out this very cool film on blu-ray.

    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.

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    seriously, not ONE person has heard of this film? (confused smiley)
    wow.

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    Oh I've seen it, I just probably won't buy it because I've cut down significantly on Blu Ray spending.
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    Yes, I have heard of it and I am a huge Heston fan. I am waiting to hear if it will be a new master or retread, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkadin View Post
    seriously, not ONE person has heard of this film? (confused smiley)
    wow.
    Have no fear this remains one of my faves. Brilliantly grungy depiction of an overcrowded future, with Charlton Heston on top form as a cop in this highly unpleasant brave new world. However, Edward G. Robinson upstages him as his ageing sidekick - a performance full of dignity and pathos.
    The ending is powerful (if predictable) but be under no illusions this remains a fine Sci Fi actioner. Let's hope it does not turn out to be too prophetic in its vision though....

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    I think we can all rest assured that they will be using the master from the dvd release of a few years ago, and I don't think anyone can blame them.
    BUT of course we can expect some dnr from that master to be on the bd.
    there's no way around that.
    It should be a nice upgrade from the dvd and that will work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkadin View Post
    I think we can all rest assured that they will be using the master from the dvd release of a few years ago, and I don't think anyone can blame them.
    BUT of course we can expect some dnr from that master to be on the bd.
    there's no way around that.
    It should be a nice upgrade from the dvd and that will work for me.
    I would like to see some EXTRAS so we'll see. Not a day 1 buy for me but an eventually buy. This is a classic

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    This news makes me hungry.

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    Not a fan of the film. I don't think it aged well. It's ideas are cool, but the execution is extremely dated. No, I'm not talking about the effects. I'm talking about the pacing and staging of the scenes. It moves slower than molasses going up hill.
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    Can't wait for this! I love Soylent Green, even if it is very much a film of its time. It's a perfect companion piece to The Omega Man, and means that we now have Chuck's proper science fiction trilogy (Apes, Soylent, Omega) all in HD!

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    Soylent green is indeed a great movie, but I have to wonder about how well this movie has aged. I wasn't too happy with the Omega Man release, maybe somethings are better left in the past.
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    If it was Digibook I'd be down. But...eh. Rental. Maybe.

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    Yes, a must have pair of films for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonunpackmule View Post
    Not a fan of the film. I don't think it aged well. It's ideas are cool, but the execution is extremely dated. No, I'm not talking about the effects. I'm talking about the pacing and staging of the scenes. It moves slower than molasses going up hill.
    I can think of very few films where the pacing and staging of scenes AREN'T date. It's like prose the film reflects when it was made and even if it were cutting edge in terms of the pacing of the film at the time it was made, it would STILL not be seen that way. Pacing is very much reflective of the era a film was made in.

    Aside from the obvious reveal, I think the film has aged just fine. It was slow paced back in the day and worked at establishing the mood of the piece. Michael Bay style cutting would not work for a mystery thriller like this.

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