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2010: Year We Make Contact [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Roy Scheider , John Lithgow , Peter Hyams    Blu-ray
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No director could ever have hoped to repeat the artistic achievement of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, and nobody knew that better than Peter Hyams, who made this much more conventional film from the first of three sequel novels by Arthur C. Clarke. Whereas Kubrick made a poetic film of mind-expanding ideas and metaphysical mysteries, Hyams shouldn't be blamed for taking a more practical, crowd-pleasing approach. In revealing much of what Kubrick deliberately left unexplained, 2010 lacks the enigmatic awe of its predecessor, but it's still a riveting tale of space exploration and extraterrestrial contact, beginning when a joint American-Soviet mission embarks to determine the cause of failure of the derelict spaceship Discovery. Having arrived at Discovery near the planet Jupiter, the American mission leader (Roy Scheider) and his Russian counterpart (Helen Mirren) must investigate the apparent failure of the ship's infamous onboard computer, HAL 9000, as well as the meaning of countless mysterious black monoliths amassing on Jupiter's surface (an interpretation Kubrick originally left up to his viewers). Meanwhile, Earth is on the brink of nuclear war, and an apparition of astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) appears to repeatedly promise that "something wonderful" is about to happen. --Jeff Shannon


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5.0 out of 5 stars 2010: The Year We Make Contact [2009] [Blu-ray] July 9 2014
By Andrew C. Miller TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
2010: The Year We Make Contact [2009] [Blu-ray] SPACE FICTION OF A SUPERIOR KIND!

A new time, a new odyssey, a new chance to confront enigmas arising from the daring Jupiter mission of 2001. Crew members aboard the Leonov will rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery. And their fate will rest on the silicon shoulders of the computer they reawaken HAL-9000 [voice of Douglas Rain]. Based on the Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey sequel, director Peter Hyams spellbinder – nominated for 5 Academy Awards®** – stars Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Oscar winner*** Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban and Keir Dullea.

**1984: Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Costume Designs, Make Up, Sound and Visual Effects

***2006: Best Actress for The Queen

Cast: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain [voice of HAL-9000], Madolyn Smith, Saveliy Kramarov, Taliesin Jaffe, James McEachin, Mary Jo Deschanel, Elya Baskin, Dana Elcar, Oleg Rudnik, Natasha Shneider, Vladimir Skomarovsky, Victor Steinbach and Candice Bergen [voice of SAL-9000]

Director: Peter Hyams

Producer: Peter Hyams

Screenwriters: Peter Hyams and Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Composer: David Shire

Cinematography: Peter Hyams

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital, German: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Italian: 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish: 2.0 Dolby Digital and Portuguese: 1.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arthur C. Clarke Fans Rejoice.... May 1 2009
By Nick B.
Format:Blu-ray
What can I say? The book is always better than the movie. However, the movie does not have to be worse than the book. It can be different. This is the case with this movie. 2001 was a watershed in many ways in terms of science fiction both in book and film form. Either movie can stand on its own merits and terms. If you are a fan, watch both of them back to back. I don't know if anyone has the energy or desire to do it, but it would be fantastic if the rest of the books were turned into movies as well as the story does not end with 2010. Buy the books that continue the story to its conclusion and for that matter, buy the whole set and read them. They are well worth it. Arthur C. Clarke is one of my favourite authors.
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4.0 out of 5 stars bon souvenie June 1 2014
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la suite de ce film est correct dans l emsemble toujours de bon effets speciaux les acteurs sont bon,le blue-ray tres belle image.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive! March 17 2014
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Classic even though it wasn't also done by Kubric like 2001 was. They did it justice in making it flow well and not seem incredibly out of place in the film series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2010 we make contact Feb. 6 2014
By norm
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A PERFECT FINAL STORY AFTER 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, VERY CLASSY STORY COMPLETING THE 2001 MOVIE,

YOU MUST FIRST SEE 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY
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5.0 out of 5 stars great classic Jan. 28 2014
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Had to complete the set. Can't have 2001 without 2010 now can you?

Also looks great at 1080p.

Don't make movies like this anymore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2010: The Year We Make Contact Oct. 16 2013
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I don't know how many times I have seen this movie and it never gets old. Very well made and the movie itself moves along at a good pace.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jupiter and Beyond... Jan. 4 2010
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Was there ever a film that needed a sequel less than 2001: A Space Odyssey? If any movie had ever defied sequel making, it was the original 2001. It is impossible to talk about 2010 without mentioning Stanley Kubrick and the groundbreaking film that started it all. With that in mind, 2010 is still an excellent science fiction film, intelligent and exciting, while feeling miles away from the original.

Dr. Heywood Floyd (the late Roy Scheider) has taken the fall for the disasters in 2001. The supercomputer H.A.L. 9000 (Douglas Rain) has failed and Dr. David Bowman (Keir Dullea) has disappeared and is presumed dead. Four astronauts have been killed by H.A.L. and nobody knows why. The Discovery is in orbit around Jupiter and the Americans plan on sending a team there to find out just what happened. Problem: The orbit is mysteriously decaying, and the Russians will get there first. Floyd has been offered a ride on the Russian ship, the Alexei Leonov, to help in their mission.

The premise itself shows us that the universe has changed. Politics were inconsequential in the first film, but by 2010 the Soviets are deep into a cold war with the Americans, and the war threatens to go nuclear at any time. The president's finger is literally on the button. Dr. Floyd, however, needs to go to Discovery and find out just what happened for his own sake. Along for the ride are Dr. Chandra (Bob Balaban), the creator of H.A.L., and Curnow (John Lithgow), the man who built Discovery and can reactivate it. The Russian crew, portrayed excellently by mostly Russian actors for authenticity, are distrustful of the Americans. Their commander, played by Helen Mirren, is also an officer of the Russian air force and finds her loyalties tested when Dr.
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