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2001: A Space Odyssey - Deluxe Series Box Set

Released on 12 August 2002

Featuring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood & William Sylvester

Format: DVD | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

3.0 out of 5 (2 customer reviews) | Write a review

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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" and let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin.
  • Fully Restored And Remastered 2001: A Space Odyssey CD Soundtrack
  • Booklet (16 Full Colour Pages Featuring Stories Behind The Film, The Music, Plus Over 20 Photos
  • Exclusive Collectable Senitype Image from the Movie with a 70mm limited-Edition Film Frame

2001: A Space Odyssey DVD:

  • Original theatrical Trailer
  • Fully Restored Widescreen Version, Digitally Mastered For Optimum Picture/Audio Quality, Sourced From 65mm Super Panavision 70 Orig. Camera Negative And 6-Track Sound Masters
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Selection

customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 Science fiction masterpiece

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Brilliant piece of science fiction that was innovative and groundbreaking in its concept.
Many features influence later science fiction movies but this stands alone.
As for this dvd offering,in my opinion its a bit over-the-top and for die-hard fans only.
The most recent restored release offers the best-yet value for money with outstanding extras and a more appealing package all round.
Dont forget also that there was a much later and less complicated sequel 2010 and a further Arthur C Clarke book 2030.

 Kubrick€s worst? A boring, pretentious load of rubbish

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Though I saw it at the cinema on release, for some long-forgotten reason I didn't buy this film when it came out on VHS many, many years ago. For the same long-forgotten reason I didn't buy it when it first came out on DVD either.

When I saw the 2-disc edition going cheap recently I wondered why I hadn't bought it before and decided that, bearing in mind the excellent reviews, I must have it. When I watched it I remembered why I hadn't bought it before - it's not only one of the most boring films I've ever seen, it's also quite simply a most pretentious load of rubbish.

I truly could not recommend anyone wasting their money on this film no matter how cheap it is, unless you simply have trouble sleeping. Whist it won't instantly cure your insomnia, it will cure it within about 15 minutes. It took me 3 days to watch it between lengthy periods of knocking out the Zs (which frankly was infinitely more enjoyable than the periods I spent awake watching it). Avoid at all costs, especially that of this Deluxe Series Box Set.

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ActorsKeir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Robert Beatty, Douglas Rain & Alan Gifford
DirectorStanley Kubrick
CertificateUniversal Suitable for All
ScreenWidescreen 2.21:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesGerman ; English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish ; Swedish ; German ; Dutch ; Norwegian ; Danish ; Finnish ; Icelandic ; Italian ; English for The Hard Of Hearing ; German For The Hard Of Hearing
Duration2 hours and 23 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.