New Release: Soylent Green Blu-ray

Soylent Green movie sceneLandmark science-fiction film Soylent Green made its high-definition Blu-ray debut on March 29, 2011, from Warner Home Video.

The 1973 movie, based on the novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, stars Charlton Heston (Dark City) as a New York detective in the year 2022, when the world is overpopulated, natural foods are extinct and New York City has 40 million starving people. The poor are fed through water rations and with a mysterious new food called Soylent. While investigating the murder of the president of the Soylent company, Heston discovers a strange secret about the revolutionary new food product and then finds himself the target of government agents.

Also starring Leigh Taylor-Young (TV’s Passions) and Edward G. Robinson (The Ten Commandments) in his last film, Soylent Green was directed by Richard Fleischer, helmer of Tora! Tora Tora! and Conan the Destroyer.

Priced at $19.98, the Blu-ray version includes these special features:

  • commentary by Heston and Taylor-Young
  • featurette “A Look at the World of Soylent Green”
  • and “MGM’s Tribute to Edward G. Robinson’s 101st Film.”


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.