Warner Home Video has announced they will be bringing the Charlton Heston science fiction classic Soylent Green to Blu-ray on March 29 at a suggested retail price of $19.98. Not much is known about the release at this time other than it will feature a high definition 2.40:1 transfer, a commentary by stars Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young, two vintage featurettes, A Look at the World of Soylent Green and MGM’s Tribute to Edward G. Robinson’s 101st Film, and the
Synopsis: 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.
- Director: Richard Fleischer
- Producer: Walter Seltzer, Russell Thacher
- Actors: Edward Robinson, Charlton Heston, Joseph Cotton, Leigh Taylor-Young, Paula Kelly, Chuck Connors, Brock Peters, Stephen Young