2001, a space odyssey [videorecording] /

by Kubrick, Stanley [drt]; Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles) [aus]; Dullea, Keir [act]; Lockwood, Gary [act]; Sylvester, William [act]; Richter, Dan [act]; Lovejoy, Ray [flm]; Unsworth, Geoffrey [cng]; Khachaturi︠a︡n, Aram Ilʹich [cmp]; Ligeti, György [cmp]; Strauss, Johann [cmp]; Strauss, Richard [cmp]; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Stanley Kubrick collection: Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001Edition: Digitally restored and remastered ed.Description: 1 videodisc (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790760118 :; 9780790760117.Language note: English or dubbed French language soundtrack (5.1 surround) with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99(g) 12/6/2013 cwOther title: Two thousand and one, a space odyssey; Two thousand-one, a space odyssey; Title from disc surface: Stanley Kubrick's 2001 : a space odyssey.Uniform titles: 2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Twenty-first century -- Drama | Computers -- Drama | Space vehicles -- Drama | Human-computer interaction -- Drama | Space flight to Jupiter -- Drama | Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama | Artificial intelligence -- Drama | HAL (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Feature films | Science fiction films | Films for the hearing impaired | French language materials -- Videorecordings | Spanish language materials -- Videorecordings | Portuguese language materials -- Videorecordings | World history -- 21st century -- Drama | Computers -- Drama | Space vehicles -- Drama | Science fiction films | Feature films | Feature films -- United States | Science fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Science fiction -- Feature
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Special features: Widescreen format -- New 2000 digital master from restored elements -- Interactive menus -- Theatrical trailer -- Scene access -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; French Dolby digital 5.1 -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter.Summary: A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.
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A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements. At the "Dawn of Man," a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith alien to their surroundings. To the strains of Strauss's 1896 Also sprach Zarathustra, a hominid invents the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. As the hominid tosses the bone in the air, Kubrick cuts to a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) head toward Jupiter on the spaceship Discovery , their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite," through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission. With assistance from special-effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology for a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. Despite some initial critical reservations that it was too long and too dull, 2001 became one of the most popular films of 1968, underlining the generation gap between young moviegoers who wanted to see something new and challenging and oldsters who "didn't get it." Provocatively billed as "the ultimate trip," 2001 quickly caught on with a counterculture youth audience open to a contemplative (i.e. chemically enhanced) viewing experience of a film suggesting that the way to enlightenment was to free one's mind of the U.S. military-industrial-technological complex. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

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English or dubbed French language soundtrack (5.1 surround) with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.

Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter.

Editor, Ray Lovejoy ; director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; music, Aram Khatchaturian, György Ligeti, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss.

DVD video; Dolby Digital 5.1, letterbox widescreen format, enhanced for widescreen TVs.

MPAA rating: G.

A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.

Special features include: New 2000 digital master from restored elements; theatrical trailer.

Special features: Widescreen format -- New 2000 digital master from restored elements -- Interactive menus -- Theatrical trailer -- Scene access -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 ; French Dolby digital 5.1 -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

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