2001 Space Odyssey

Directed By: Stanley Kubrick Starring: Keir Dullea

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Studio Warner
SKU 219950179
UPC 883929187522
UPC 14 00883929187522
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Sales Rank 1301
Essential Cinema
Space Exploration
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A four-million-year-old black monolith is discovered on the moon, and the government (while hiding the situation from the public) sends a team of scientists on a fact-finding mission. Eighteen months later, another team is sent to Jupiter in a ship controlled by the perfect HAL 9000 computer to further investigate the giant object--but on this trip something goes terribly wrong. ^2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a masterpiece of filmmaking. Director and (with Arthur C. Clarke) co-screenwriter Stanley Kubrick has created a visual and aural spectacle that stands as one of the greatest achievements ever put on celluloid. The film begins with the "Dawn of Man" segment, about the evolution of apes, and then ventures into the future, taking a look at what the world might be like in the first year of the 21st century. Kubrick's film is a triumph of technological storytelling, with stunning sets and a brilliant, overwhelming soundtrack. Long dialogue-free scenes sparkle with indelible images backed by powerful orchestral music, culminating in an unforgettable, inscrutable tale of birth and rebirth, human evolution and artificial intelligence, the past and the future.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error."--HAL 9000 (voice of Douglas Rain)
Quote "I enjoy working with people."--HAL 9000
Quote "Open the pod bay doors, Hal."--Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea)|"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."--HAL|"What's the problem?"--Dave|"I think you know what the problem is just as much as I do."--HAL|"What are you talking about, Hal?"--Dave|"This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."--HAL
Total Film "...A significant landmark in the history of cinema. It's also, as the original posters proclaimed, 'the ultimate trip'..." -- 5 out of 5 stars 04/01/2001 p.100
Chicago Sun-Times "...[A] masterpiece....It is one of the noblest and most awesome works of film..." 03/29/2002 p.40
Premiere "With 2001, Stanley Kubrick proved that a sci-fi movie could be philosophical rather than pulpy, profound rather than pedantic." 12/01/2003 p.11
Stanley Kubrick
Keir Dullea
Cast & Crew
Leonard Rossiter - Star
Keir Dullea - Star
Daniel Richter - Star
William Sylvester - Star
Gary Lockwood - Star
Robert Beatty - Star
John Hoesli - Art Director
Tony Masters - Production Designer
Harry Lange - Production Designer
Stanley Kubrick - Screenwriter
Arthur C. Clarke - Screenwriter
Douglas Rain - Voice
Geoffrey Unsworth - Cinematographer
John Alcott - Cinematographer
Arthur C. Clarke - Source Writer
Douglas Trumbull - Special Effects
Stanley Kubrick - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1968
UPC 00883929187522
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 148 minutes
Color Color
Name Stanley Kubrick
Award Category Best Special Visual Effects
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1968
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, Widescreen
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Video Format DVD

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