2001 Space Odyssey

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The cosmic search for an alien intelligence which is leaving monoliths to help humans develop through the ages.

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Studio Warner
SKU 205115464
UPC 012569791916
UPC 14 00012569791916
Format DVD
Release Date 10/23/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.20:1
Cast & Crew
Arthur C. Clarke - Writer
Daniel Ritcher - Actor
Ernest Archer, et. al. - Production Designer
Gary Lockwood - Actor
Geoffrey Unsworth - Cinematographer
John Hoesli - Art Director
Keir Dullea - Actor
Ray Lovejoy - Editor
Stanley Kubrick - Director
Stanley Kubrick - Writer
Stanley Kubrick - Producer
Victor Lyndon - Producer
William Sylvester - Actor
Awards
Winner (1969) British Academy Awards, Anthony Masters, et. al., Best Art Direction,British Academy Awards, Geoffrey Unsworth, Best Cinematography,British Academy Awards, Winston Ryder, Best Sound Track,Oscar, Stanley Kubrick, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
Nominee (1969) British Academy Awards, Stanley Kubrick, Best Film,British Academy Awards, Stanley Kubrick, UN Award,Oscar, Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Anthony Masters, Best Art Direction, Set Decoration,Oscar, Stanley Kubrick, Best Director,Oscar, Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay--Written Directly For The Screen
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review "Despite gaining additional adherents and growing more respected with each passing day, 2001 would likely be a failure if shown to a typical, MTV-weaned group of multiplex patrons. Watching this film demands two qualities that are sadly lacking in all but the most mature and sophisticated audiences: patience and a willingness to ponder the meaning of what's transpiring on screen. 2001 is awe inspiring, but it is most definitely not a ""thrill ride."" It is art, it is a statement, and it is indisputably a cinematic classic...2001 needs to be experienced to be appreciated. It...does not build bonds between the viewers and the characters or set up a straightforward, linear storyline. Instead, it challenges the audience and inspires wonder. Proponents argue that this is Kubrick's best film; regardless of whether or not that is true, there's no doubting that this movie represents the product of a great director at the height of his powers."
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun Times
Review "Kubrick's universe, and the space ships he constructed to explore it, are simply out of scale with human concerns. The ships are perfect, impersonal machines which venture from one planet to another, and if men are tucked away somewhere inside them, then they get there too...But the achievement belongs to the machine. And Kubrick's actors seem to sense this; they are lifelike but without emotion, like figures in a wax museum. Yet the machines are necessary because man himself is so helpless in the face of the universe...There is hardly any character development in the plot, then, as a result little suspense. What remains fascinating is the fanatic care with which Kubrick has built his machines and achieved his special effects. There is not a single moment, in this long film, when the audience can see through the props. The stars look like stars and outer space is bold and bleak."
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Box Office Magazine ...an overwhelming visual experience...
Brian Webster, Apollo Leisure Guide ...[an] intelligent attempt at exploring human development...
Desson Thomson, The Washington Post Maintains its artistic magnificence after more than 30 years.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune A masterpiece that can still leave you dizzy with wonder...a spellbinding experience.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly Still the grandest of all science-fiction movies.
Premiere ...Kubrick proved that a sci-fi movie could be philosophical rather than pulpy, profound rather than pedantic.
Variety A major achievement in cinematography and special effects...

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