2001: A Space Odyssey [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [Eng/Fre] [1968]

  • SKU: 8510168
  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Rating: G
  • 4.6 (225)
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5
The BEST Movie of a GENERATION! SPECTACULAR! Posted by: from: Tulsa,OK on A FIRST of its KIND. BRILLIANT PLOT and CINEMATOGRAPHY!! I have had a copy of this ONE OF A KIND MOVIE for years.But you have to see it on DVD with home theater with your new 1080 P TV. This film has the most meticulousy shot space sceens. Way better than anything that Star Trek was doing filming the weekly TV show at the same time. The plot pits MAN on an interstellar journey to a Monolith, with a computer,HAL ,in charge of running the life support and the ship, when HAL's Artificial Intelligence trys to take over. Was it the Monolith affecting HAL, or is its AI just acting bad? You have to get this movie in DVD or Blu-ray and sit in AWE at how really good this movie still is!

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
The greatest Sc-Fi of all time. Posted by: from: on -----------2001: A Space Odyssey is one of Stanley Kubrick's greatest films and is easily one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time. It is my personal favorite because of its imagery. The story is well-thought out and compelling, but having said that, it may not be for everyone. I have showed this film to most of my friends, and of them, only some liked it and none loved it as much as I do. They mostly claimed that the story was too slow for their tastes. This is only magnified by the lack of dialogue during most of the scenes. While I find this fascinating, it may turn some off to this movie. -----------As far as the actual DVD is concerned, the special features are more than adequate. Everything looks pretty good in its remastered form. The audio is up to par and the image quality is good considering when the film was originally shot. For any film geek such as myself, the documentary on the making of the film and the audio commentary for the feature film are very interesting, although it's too bad Kubrick wasn't around to add his own commentary. Lastly, the featurettes were also worth watching. -----------All in all, I recommend this film to anybody who thinks they can keep themselves interested in the absence of dialogue. It is one of my favorite films of all time.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Life Changing Posted by: from: on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is the second greatest movie of all time and is definitley one that changed my life. 2001: ASO is more than a "movie" it is an experience. Visually it has no equal, 2001 is all about what you see and what you think while seeing it. There is maybe 40 minutes of actual dialogue and not much is learned from that dialogue with the exception of what is said by the super computer HAL-9000. Stanley Kubrick created something that even now 40 years later is still trying to be understood, but the beauty of it is, is that it's all about what you think and feel about what you see. There is no definite answer of what happens. Music has never been more important to a movie then it is with 2001. The classical music carries the scenes and offers a haunting feel to the vastness of space, the unknown of space. I recommend this to anyone I feel can sit through a movie for over 2 and a half hours with only 40 minutes of dialogue, and has the capability to think. To really think about everything, because that's what it comes down to, thinking and questioning every thing. I know this may not be specific and just my opinion but with this amazing experience it's hard to explain what happens without giving things away. To put it sweet and simple; just go see it, thats the best review I can give.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Arguably the Greatest Film of All Time Posted by: from: on When asked by friends what my favorite film of all time is I usually answer with two films...I tell them what movie I enjoy watching the most (which is John Carpenter's: Big Trouble in Little China), but then I also tell them that I truly believe, in terms of overall filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' is in my opinion the best film of all time. The only words I can use to describe this film are 'utterly astonishing.' Don't miss seeing this film, especially on this nicely done special edition.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
majestic sci-fi Posted by: from: on Enterainment Weekly rightfully proclaimed this Kubrick film "the grandest of all science fiction movies." This movie involves a mysterious black monolith which first appeared on Earth in the early days of humanity. There is then a fast-forward to the titular year, in which a similar object is found on the moon. This leads to a group of 5 astronauts (3 of which are in suspended animation) being sent to Jupiter, where a transmission from the monolith is being directed. Their ship, Discovery I (which obviously inspired the Star Destroyers seen in Star Wars) is controlled by a supercomputer known as HAL (memorably voiced by Douglas Rain) who proceeds to act unpredicably towards his(?) human compatriots en route. What occurs afterward can't be put into mere words. This is one film which must be seen to be comprehended, and, even then, its unprecedented method of narrative drive may leave some viewers confused. This is not a film that meets the viewing audience halfway, as it were. Much is left to the imagination, which is part of the genius of Kubrick. The fact that real-life astronauts have claimed that being in space is just like 2001 is proof of the indelible mark the film has left on cinema.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Mind blowing Posted by: from: on This movie doesn't look old-it looks the same as it did the first time.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Space Wonder Posted by: from: on I saw this movie when it first came out, I fell out of my seat. It's only one of the best space movies ever!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3
As good as it ever was Posted by: from: on A little slow in todays conventional sense but I wanted my son to see it because of the oh so many references to it, even today. I am happy to have it in my library.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
I do love the discount bin! Posted by: from: Penfield, NY on Who can turn down such a classic movie at such a great price!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Terrific Posted by: from: on A cult favorites. So cool on HD tv love to collect

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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