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Soylent Green [Blu-ray] (Sous-titres français) [Import]

Charlton Heston , Edward G. Robinson , Richard Fleischer    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A nightmare every time closer May 30 2004
In 2022 the population's growth may reach eight billions people So the awful warning call given by Aldous Huxley ( A new visit for a brave new world) , George Orwell (Animal's farm or 1984) will suppose several restrictions about the free circulation vehicles and also an estimated amount of liters of water by each one of us.
This film is a very clever scifi story about a overcrowded world, where the reduced free spaces of the world we know actually , may be more narrow.
The story holds a deep reflection about the effects of a claustrophobic world, the lack of certain benefits you assumed almost naturally till now.
This movie shows us about a reality not so far. This work was the last appearance of Edward G. Robinson; thanks to Heston efforts for including him in that role. The last sequence in which you watch the ancient world like it was; it depicts a bucolic landscape; and the Pastoral Symphony works out perfectly with this goal. You may feel it something tearful, but the remarkable point is the hidden message. Still we are on time to avoid it. But who'll take this dangerous flag?
This film was released just one year after since Roma's club establihment, in 1972. In that age I had the opportunity of reading that fundamental work of Barry Commoner titled The circle that it closes.Watch for this one. Because with these raising reflections about the enviroment concern around the world made it possible, by instance, avoid to throw several hazardous weapons over Vietnam, whose direct and collateral effects had not studied enough. Chernobyl was just only fourteen years before and Long island twelve years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The price of strawberries in the year 2022 May 30 2008
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
This is one of those bleak future movies where there is a finite amount of resources and an unbalanced distribution of them. The one good point is that food processing as been perfected to the point that we get tasty blocs of colored nutrients. The best one, publicized as being made from plankton Soylent Green.

Detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) is tasked with investigating a homicide in a ritzy section of town. During the investigation he, with the help of his friend Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson,) discovers a dirty little secret.

Shocking for the time of the movie release. Nowadays we would take it in our stride. Still worth watching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Underrated SF Thriller May 19 2004
I just rediscovered this classic movie on DVD recently. It is an extraordinary and haunting film with a powerful message. The performance by Edward G. Robinson is moving, and it's almost obligatory to say that Charles Heston chews up the scenery (as usual).
Some of the reviewers here have bemoaned the fact that there are so many 70s-type vehicles in the world of Soylent Green, which detracts from its setting in the year 2022. Nothing could be further from the truth. I remember watching this film in 1973 and was very conscious of that fact that it was projecting what NYC might look like 49 years from then. Why so? Read on.
Not to state the obvious, but this is a film about a dystopian future. The planet is overpopulated and running out of resources. All of the major oil fields on earth have passed peak production (our experts tell us that the last major fields in Saudi Arabia and Iraq will reach peak production in just a few years from now). Most of the automobiles are old and broken down. Infrastructure is decaying. Even in 2004, here and now, you can see this process beginning. In many parts of the city where I live, people are driving vehicles manufactured from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Things are run down. People are working harder and making less money. Richard Fleischer's vision of the future is brilliant and spot on.
So what about the cheesy 70s background music, you say? All I can say is that by 2022 there might very well be a 70s renaissance, because by then people will have realized how good things were in the 1970s. Look at us in 2004, we're still playing Beatles music, and it is quite likely that the music industry will dramatically change or won't even exist by 2022.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inverse Mirror Image of The Omega Man March 11 2004
In his earlier film, The Omega Man, Charlton Heston finds himelf alone against a world depopulated by biological warfare, with only a handful of children survivors and the creepy, plague-deranged Family to keep him company. Whereas that film explores the ramifications of massive depopulation, Soylent tackles the opposite question: what happens if there are too many people? The two films focus almost entirely on the urban, city-street setting, and both of Heston's characters are very similar. I enjoyed Soylent more, if only because I think the dramatism was better executed and the 70's kitsch was not nearly as bothersome. Politically, Soylent is obviously a product of the Zero Population Growth movement, which is itself dedicated to ubiquitous birth control and rationing of virtually every resource known to the modern world. Thankfully the spooky predictions of the 70's seem about as realistic in 2004 as Orwell's 1984 was in the real 1984. But as a mental experiment, Soylent is very engaging. Especially the plight of Sol Roth, portrayed by a nicely aged Edward G. Robinson. In many ways I was attracted to and empathized with Sol more than heston, as Sol is obviously a creature of our time stranded in the horrible future of Heston's Detective Thorn. Sol's ultimate demise is a heartbreaking scene, at once glorifying humanity and nature, while also damning a society which views people as little more than carbon compounds, to be recycled and consumed again and again. As the film's most famous line tells us, the secret of Soylent green is no secret at all. The really interesting stuff is in the characters and how each responds to this would-be dystopia of the not-too-distant future. Put together with the previously mentioned Omega Man, and Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green is a must for students of celluloid science fiction; especially Heston fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pray we never come to this
The film was made in 1973 but set in the year 2022 which is not so far away now that we are in 2014. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark Feuer
4.0 out of 5 stars Society's downfall
We look at what the authorities have become and that machines are basically running our world and just how far we have fallen.
Published 12 months ago by Clarence Huibers
5.0 out of 5 stars An Oldie, but a Goodie
I have enjoyed this movie over and over for years. The story is a bit slow at times, and the acting isn't always first class, but the message and the way it is delivered are... Read more
Published 16 months ago by RammyD
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Published 17 months ago by F. Marra
4.0 out of 5 stars Soylent Green is .....
I enjoyed this movie. Being a big fan of Logan's Run and Rollerball, I like my 70's sci-fi. This is a very grim look at the future. Read more
Published on May 22 2011 by JT
3.0 out of 5 stars souvenir
En 1973 ce film m'avait beaucoup impressionné étant un film de projection en 2022 encore aujourd'hui les carences planétaires démontré dans le... Read more
Published on July 20 2009 by M. Paquin
1.0 out of 5 stars "Sorry We Went" Green
My wife and I saw this film in his initial theater release, expecting a good couple of hours entertainment, because of our faith in Charlton Heston. Bad move! Read more
Published on July 4 2004 by R. Garrison
5.0 out of 5 stars The price of strawberries in the year 2022
This is one of those bleak future movies where there is a finite amount of resources and an unbalanced distribution of them. Read more
Published on May 16 2004 by bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars good
this film is a slow paced thriller that stars good ol Charlton Heston, who happens to be a Great actor I must add. Read more
Published on April 25 2004 by Lotus Scrum
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak.
'Soylent Green' is a weak science fiction film. It made some good points like science fiction normally does, but I was not impressed by it at all. Read more
Published on April 11 2004 by Dhaval Vyas
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