2001 Space Odyssey (SteelBook Edition) [Blu-ray]
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The sci-fi masterpiece from acclaimed producer/director Stanley Kubrick about a space voyage to Jupiter that turns chaotic when a computer enhanced with artificial intelligence takes over. An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Sir Arthur C. Clarke. When Dave Bowman [Keir Dullea] and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behaviour, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
FILM FACT: The space suit helmet featured in the film '2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY,' Stanley Kubrick consulted aerospace specialists to make sure on the design's accuracy. "Stanley Kubrick made the ultimate science fiction movie, and it is going to be very hard for someone to come along and make a better movie, as far as I'm concerned. On a technical level, it can be compared, but personally I think that '2001' is far superior" as stated by George Lucas, 1977. '2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY' earned Stanley Kubrick an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects, as well as nominations for Best Director and Original Screenplay and shared with Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Anthony Masters was also nominated for Best Art Direction. Sir Arthur C. Clarke reports that he "wondered, as loudly as possible, whether the judges had passed over '2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY' because they thought we had used real ape-men.Read more ›
What is also first rate is the little steel box this movie comes in. It's a very nice - and solid - presentation for this historic movie. Well worth the added cost over the standard edition.
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Un classique. Rien d'autre à dire. Une superbe allégorie de la connaissance dans une production soignée.
C'est un film à voir et revoir.
I can say little about the film-- it's all been said. Kubrick was the master. In terms of this Blu-Ray disc, the presentation is of reference quality, incredibly vivid and... Read morePublished on May 16 2011 by Clinton K. Bernes
I read the books and had to watch the movies. This was the first in the series and so wonderful to watch. It is dated now, but still a classic that I watch again and again. Read morePublished on April 4 2011 by Chisa