Colossus: The Forbin Project / Silent Running
Widescreen Encore Edition Double Feature
Digital Sound CX Encoded
The Forbin Project
Silent Running
2.35:1 1.85:1

Run Time: 191 min
4 Sides
Chapter Stops
Table of Contents
GateFold Jacket
Catalog No: 43128
Suggested List Price: $69.98
Issued: May 20, 1997

GateFold Jacket includes an informative essay.

Colossus: The Forbin Project

Presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original 35 millimeter anamorphic theatrical prints
Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden), the world’s leading expert on computer systems, conceives and creates for the U.S. government an advanced electronic brain called "Colossus." Impartial...emotionless...a paragon of reason. Colossus is sealed inside a Colorado mountain and placed in irrevocable control of America’s national security. But Colossus, capable of creative thought, uses its superior intelligence to detect - and join forces with - an identical Russian computer system, and the ruthless combined super-brains suddenly turn world dictator. With nuclear missiles poised to fire at any nation that questions the absolute authority of the computers, mankind learns that it must exist on Colossus’ terms - or perish! Susan Clark, William Schallert and Marion Ross co-star.
Original Theatrical release: 1970

Silent Running

Presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original 35 millimeter theatrical prints
In the year 2001, the Earth has become too polluted to support plant life. Its few remaining forests have been enclosed in vast geodesic domes and borne millions of miles out into outer space by "space freighters," awaiting a time when Earth’s environment can once again sustain foliation. When the program is scuttled and these last forests are ordered destroyed, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) of the freighter Valley Forge loses his reason and kills his three shipmates. Lowell directs the ship and its biospheres into deeper space, where he can continue to act as "Noah" amidst the greenery of his cosmic "Ark" - but, accompanied only by two small robots, can he cope with the specter of eternal loneliness? Director Douglas Trumbull’s 1972 sci-fi classic Silent Running deals with man’s relationship with machines, with nature, and with himself in the face of total isolation.
Original Theatrical release: 1971

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