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Silent Running

Collector's Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Includes a 49-minute making-of documentary, audio commentary with director Douglas Trumbull and star Bruce Dern, the 30-minute featurette Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull, an 11-minute conversation with Bruce Dern, a five-minute Douglas Trumbull: Then And Now featurette, production notes, and biographies.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21243
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1971
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/21/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Douglas Trumbull
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Dern stars as Freeman Lowell, a dedicated botanist in charge of a

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a greatly improved image over the previously released non-anamorphic DVD (Issue 28). Colors are more vibrant, with improved balance, more accurately rendered fleshtones, and deeper blacks. Images are sharp and clean, with improvements in definition and clarity. Viewed alone, the DVD still exhibits a few distractions in the way of pixelization, but edge enhancement is not a problem. The source element is revealing of quite a bit of film grain, dirt, and artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

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