Silent Running USED w/ SLIP *SEE NOTE*

Type: Used Movies


In 1968, visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (The Andromeda Strain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) contributed to the ground-breaking special photographic effects of Stanley Kubrick s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Four years later, he stamped his own indelible mark on the science fiction genre with his mesmerising directorial debut Silent Running.


In the not-so-distant future, Earth is barren of all flora and fauna, with what remains of the planet s former ecosystems preserved aboard a fleet of greenhouses orbiting in space. When the crews are ordered to destroy the remaining specimens, one botanist, Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern, The Burbs), rebels and flees towards Saturn in a desperate bid to preserve his own little piece of Earth that was, accompanied only by the ship s three service robots.

Featuring a captivating central performance by Dern, visual effects that rival anything in 2001 and a powerful ecological message, Silent Running is a haunting and prescient sci-fi classic that resonates even more strongly today than it did at the time of its original release.



  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, approved by director Douglas Trumbull and produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release


  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation


  • Original lossless mono audio


  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing


  • Brand new audio commentary by critics Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw


  • Original audio commentary by Douglas Trumbull and actor Bruce Dern


  • Isolated music and effects track


  • No Turning Back, a new interview with film music historian Jeff Bond on the film s score


  • First Run, a new visual essay by writer and filmmaker Jon Spira exploring the evolution of Silent Running s screenplay


  • The Making of Silent Running, an archival 1972 on-set documentary


  • Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull and Douglas Trumbull: Then and Now, two archival interviews with the film s director


  • A Conversation with Bruce Dern, an archival interview with the film s lead actor


  • Theatrical trailer


  • Extensive behind-the-scenes gallery


  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Arik Roper