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Have any of you ever seen the science fiction movie Silent Running, I know SonOfDon has. It's my favourite movie, watched it 21 times in one week, last year. It's a classic, great story, great music, great solo acting. SurchK, the main character in it is a lot like an Uva Mosk, with his deep respect for nature. Both the movies Wall-E and Moon took a lot of inspiration from Silent Running. So, if you like Sci-Fi movies, check it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Running
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Sounds awesome!! Plus, its on netflix!! Will definitely check it out, hopefully tonight.

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Yep, it's a great movie. I wish I could get Netflix, it sounds really awesome. But it's not available in Australia. :x
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Really?! Wow that sucks! I thought the online streaming may have been available. Well there are two companies that I know of which are avail in AUS, DVD Jam and QuickFlix. You might want to try looking into them.

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I don't really see much point in renting movies online, if you can't stream them. It doesn't look like there is anything like Netflix's streaming capabilities in Australia. It's generally easier (and cheaper), just to go down to Blockbuster (or any other video store) and rent a pile of them for $5 or so. I have used iTunes for digital downloads, not for renting just buying, which is good, but expensive.
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I found a very good review of Silent Running, just now:

http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.b ... -1972.html

The review contains many spoilers, so I wouldn't read it unless you have already seen the movie. If you have seen the movie, I think this will help anyone understand, all the complex points of the film. This review truly outlines, why Silent Running is such a landmark film (and in my opinion, the best ever made).

Silent Running was filmed in February-March 1971, I believe. That's 40 years ago, 2 months back! Time flies. I'm actually watching the film, right now. In Spanish!
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Silent Running is a Bruce Dern movie of year 1972. I have watched this one time about two years ago. In this movie an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's plant life.

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The film will be out on Blu-ray in the UK (Region B) on November 14:

Regular: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Running- ... 987&sr=8-3

Steelbook: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Running- ... _cp_d_h__1
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