Sci-fi classic “Silent Running” is getting a retro VHS-style release from Zavvi in May

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On May 6th, Zavvi and Eureka are bringing us this new edition of the classic Silent Running, from SFX wizard Douglas Trumbull, in retro VHS packaging.

Pre-orders will be live from 12 noon UK time on Friday March 15th, so ignore the ‘sold out’ notice for now.

Pre-order: Zavvi

Three years after helping to create the amazing imagery in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull made an auspicious directorial debut with this environmentally themed, highly influential science fiction classic.
In the distant future, plant life on our planet is extinct. Remaining specimens are cultivated in vast greenhouse-like domes orbiting in space. Bruce Dern stars as Freeman Lowell, dedicated botanist aboard the “Valley Forge”, awaiting the call to refoliate Earth – but is forced into irreversible measures to protect his forest.

Unforgettable and haunting – Silent Running continues to make hippies of young children even today.

Eureka Entertainment is proud to present this Blu Ray, retro VHS packaged, Limited Collector’s Edition.


  • Exclusively restored beautiful high-definition 1080p transfer
  • Full-length commentary by director Trumbull and actor Bruce Dern
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Optional English SDH subtitles on the feature
  • The Making of Silent Running, a 1972 on-set documentary [50:00]
  • Two video pieces with Douglas Trumbull [31:00 + 5:00]
  • A Conversation with Bruce Dern, a discussion with the actor [11:00]
  • Original theatrical trailer [3:00]
  • Additional items inside this retro VHS packaged collector’s edition include:
    • Full Colour Theatrical mini poster
    • Glossy collectors postcard featuring still frame from the film

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  1. I hope it arrives in a better condition than the Fright Night one

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