2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Average of 1983 ratings: 3.5 Stars

1968 M Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

An epic drama of adventure and exploration

2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. It is a dazzling, Academy Award-winning visual achievement, a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. It may be the masterwork of director Stanley Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke)...and it will likely excite, inspire and enthrall for generations. To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality. "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin.

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Duration
143 minutes
Studio
MGM

DVD details

Screen Format
2.20:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Subtitles
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Italian for the Hearing Impaired
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
2.20:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
B
Subtitles
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Italian for the Hearing Impaired
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1

26 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by rabbitnz

Amazing Movie, Although it is very strange and follows a different style of pacing than normal films (eg 20 minutes untill first words are spoken) I was completely drawn in to Kubricks pre space travel... Read more

5 by Wazza41

One need only look at the documentry extras on this Bluray set to see the difference in the "old "print and this remastered Bluray disc...though the original DVD version was pretty good this Bluray... Read more

5 by FatSprat

Sorry, but 2 1/2?? Are you kidding? My all time fave movie ever, I still can't believe the genius and foresight of this movie made in 1968, a year before the first human moon landing. Its a stunning... Read more

4 by Chris1

Awesome movie, although I think you have to be on the same drugs the director was on, in order to make sense of the ending!!!

5 by Hani4

This is one of the rare movies that is actually perfect, in my humble opinion. I am sure many will disagree with me, which is fine. But my experience watching this movie was almost surreal. Hardly a... Read more

5 by HAL1

This is an amazing film but you have to watch out for the end that starts the beginning! (You know what I mean!) The Film is slow and it is not quirky or unsuspecting just mind blowing if you can follow... Read more

5 by Scooby4

Absolutely amazing, this is the most realistic portrayal of space travel I've ever seen in a movie yet. No little green men in this picture. Can be very slow at parts though but the music is wonderful... Read more

4 by fungal

I wonder if this film suffers a bit from its own genius? I thought it was a good, interesting film, but not 5 stars-good. I found the juxtaposition of aspects that were quite dated with ones that weren't... Read more

4 by BC68

Get over the fact that this movie is as old as me. Get over the fact that pace of the film isn't Warp Speed. Forget about the Psychedelic imagery that attracted scored of LSD users......

I loved... Read more

2 by Grogster

OK for something to watch, if you can stay awake. Slow plot, acting, rotating sets and - just plain slow all around. Quite sigh-inducing and boring in fact, in places. Movie is too long. It is also... Read more