- Language: Russian
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Arabic, Japanese
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00006IUJ5
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,488 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Stalker [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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The film is based on the science-fiction novel "A Picnic on the Roadside" by Russian sci-fi writers, the brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Stalker is the man who knows a lot about the system of obstacles and traps in the Zone. He knows the way to the coveted room where any wish may come true. To find this room is the goal of Writer and Professor. The writer hopes to find inspiration there, the professor dreams of making a discovery. Led by the Stalker, they finally reach the room... But will they be able to enter it? And what will the path of self-knowledge lead to? The Andrei Tarkovsky film does not offer definitive answers.
Quoted in the film are the verses by poets Fyodor Tyutchev and Arseny Tarkovsky, the director's father.
Luchino Visconti Prize for Andrei Tarkovsky at the David Donatello Competition in Italy, 1980;
Special Jury Prize (Interfilm and OSIK) at the Cannes IFF, 1980;
FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes IFF, 1981;
Special Ecumenical Jury Prize for Off-Competition Films at the Cannes IFF, 1982
Photographs and filmografies of the cast and crew members;
Interview with photography director A. Knyazhinsky;
Interview with production designer R. Safiullin;
Interview with composer E. Artemiev;
Fragment from A. Tarkovskys diploma work, "The Streamroller and the Violin";
Documentary about A. Tarkovskys house, "Memory";
Top Customer Reviews
But I tell you a thing. If you are a reader sort of person who doesn't speak Russian, watch it again with the subtitles turned off. This facilitates looking at the pictures, which is way better. You might have to guess a bit about the story if you have a poor memory; but it kinda works. Also works good with Andrei Rublev.
This stuff is going to be massive. But, I gotta say the dvds is a bit expense.
Having had plenty of so-so blurays in the past I took the so-so picture quality in my stride.
What really gets to me is not so much the poor sound quality, but the fact that the sound is out of synch!
This is a pure stream of profound consciousness.
Each frame is created to the highest possible artistic quality.
I just love the notions, and musings, behind the subconscious; how our innermost feelings, and desires, are even unknown to ourselves; we can fake what we think we want to feel, but we can never shake what we truly desire.
This is hardly a film, more, something much more; a philosophical and psychological out-worldly piece of expression.
Like others have said, hardly any words are needed to describe this.
It simply is, and it's special to each person that watches it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film is good, but the running time is far too long...Published 3 days ago by Alessandro Colombatto
Saw this film many many years ago and absolutely loved it,,, Years later and waiting patiently for it to appear on TV I finally decided to buy this Blu Ray uncut full Remastered... Read morePublished 2 months ago by OLDSCHOOL
Not what I was expecting. It's a soviet film from 1979 so I was prepared for some questionable graphic effects, except that it had very little. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Ellis
With the help of Geoff Dyer's book, "Zona", immensely absorbing and enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by Jamesey
Two men hire a guide, called a Stalker, to take them to a room in 'the Zone', where their every wish will be realised. They avoid police guards and head into bleak countryside. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Allan
AUDIO: Russian LPCM 2.0 dual mono
SUBTITLES: English (optional)
RUNTIME: 161:32 mins.
ASPECT RATIO: 1. Read more