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2001: A Space Odyssey
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Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) fi rst visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality. Open the pod bay doors, HAL. Let an awesome journey unlike any other begin.
Blu-ray Disc 1 Bonus Content:
2001: A Space Odyssey (BD) FEA
Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood Commentary
2001: The Making of a Myth-Host James Cameron, along with actor Keir Dullea, co-author Sir Arthur C. Clarke and visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull, go behind-the-scenes into the making of Kubrick’s classic space epic. Featurette
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001-Take a hypnotic journey with filmmakers whose own careers were insured by this cinematic landmark. Featurette
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001-Kubrick and co-author Sir Arthur C. Clarke created a finely detailed vision of the future in this documentary, filmmakers, writers and Mr. Clarke himself reflect on the accuracy of the predictions. Featurette
2001: A Space Odyssey- A Look Behind the Future-Look in on Look Magazine’s charmingly retro tour of the London set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Featurette
What is Out There?-Examine the philosophical themes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, including possibilities of extra-terrestrial life, the concept of god and the intersection of these two possibilities. Featurette
2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork-A retrospective of the art and visual effects designs that led to the mind-bending visions of Kubrick’s Space Odyssey. Featurette
Look: Stanley Kubrick! [Physical Only]-Kubrick’s early work as a photographer chronicling 1940’s America for LOOK Magazine reflected his natural talent for visual storytelling. Featurette 11/27/66 Interview with Stanley Kubrick-Director Stanley Kubrick, with physicist and writer Jeremy Bernstein, discusses the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey in this 1966 audio interview. Audio Only Trailer EC Trailers.
Blu-ray Disc 2 Bonus Content:
Title: 2001: The Making of a Myth
2001 Channel 4 Documentary that offers a look into the impact of the film on Hollywood and the world.
Title: Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
The Legacy of 2001 – Take a hypnotic journey with filmmakers whose own careers were inspired by this cinematic landmark.
Title: Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
Kubrick and co-author Arthur C. Clarke created a finely detailed vision of the future in this documentary. Filmmakers, writers and Mr. Clarke himself reflect on the accuracy of their predictions
Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey- A Look Behind the Future
Look in on Look magazine’s charmingly retro tour of the London set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Title: What is Out There?
Title: 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork
A retrospective of the art and visual effects designs that lead to the mind-bending visions of Kubrick’s Space Odyssey
Title: Look: Stanley Kubrick!
Title: 11/27/66 Interview with Stanley Kubrick [Audio Only]
Director Stanley Kubrick and physicist/writer Jeremy Bernstein discuss the making of 2001 in this audio interview
Original Theatrical Trailer
Jaw-dropping visuals and an unforgettable theme set the tone for this cinematic masterpiece .
4k Disc Bonus Content:
2001: A Space Odyssey (UHD) FEA
Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood Commentary
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The visuals is the best aspect of the film. From the tranquil view of outer space, Planet Earth, the spaceship, the planets and the psychedelic colours towards the end, this really is visual film-making at its best, and it's mind-blowing, considering it was done in 1968! I still wonder how the team behind the visuals did those effects they're that good!!
It's a shame that the original Star Wars films always comes to people's minds when thinking about great visuals that came out a few decades ago, when in fact 2001: A Space Odyssey really should get the credit in my opinion, especially considering it came out 9 years before the first Star Wars film.
The music is also wonderful, creating a chilling, eerie and sometimes unsettling atmosphere to the film. It truly fits with the very serious tone of this film.
More can be said about this film, but I don't want to reveal too much information, so watch it with no interruptions or distractions, and just absorb everything that is shown in the film and enjoy it.
Unfortunately, as much as I love this film, I feel that it is not for everyone, as some people might get a little bit confused or even bored by the film, but, this is a film that doesn't have a coherent and easy- to-understand storyline that everyone can grasp, and it's not meant to, as Kubrick wants the viewer to think and contemplate on what he sees, and to come to his own interpretation of the film. In my opinion, the ambiguity and cryptic nature of the film makes it fascinating to watch. If you keep this in mind, I hope you will enjoy the movie immensely, as I did!
After watching this film and really thinking on it, this is my No. 1 favourite movie of all time. I'm 19 years old, so I believe even the younger generation can enjoy and appreciate this masterpiece.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" gets a perfect 10/10 rating from me!
True classic, and so realistic to space travel (e.g. silence on 'outside' in space perspective shots). Modern audiences used to lots of 'rocket sound' dont get the simple fact...there is no sound in space...but beautifully captured here, along with artificial gravity ideas etc.
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