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2010: The Year We Make Contact [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 4009851
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (85 out of 91)

    Special Features


    • Behind-the-scenes documentary 2010: the odyssey continues
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    2010
    This belated sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is directed by Peter Hyams. Roy Scheider plays the astronaut/skipper of a U.S.-Soviet space mission, sent to find out what happened to the missing Discovery flight that carried Keir Dullea into the beyond in the original 2001. Scheider's polyglot crew includes Americans John Lithgow and Bob Balaban (the latter a computer whiz, responsible for the notorious HAL 9000) and Russians Helen Mirren, Elya Baskin and Natasha Schneider. The reason for this international mixture is that the world is on the brink of nuclear war, and it is hoped that the space mission will assure east-west solidarity (in this respect, 2010 dates far more than 2001, given the collapse of the Iron Curtain). When the astronauts catch up with Dullea, still in orbit around Jupiter, producer/director/writer Hyams attempts to demystify the enigmatic climax of 2001. Arthur C. Clarke, author of the story upon which 2001 was based, appears in 2010 as a man on a park bench. Incidentally, the voice-over credited to Olga Mallsnerd is actually Candice Bergen. (The name Mallsnerd is a play on the name of one of the characters created by her ventriloquist father Edgar.) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Roy Scheider
      Roy Scheider - Heywood Floyd
    • John Lithgow
      John Lithgow - Walter Curnow
    • Helen Mirren
      Helen Mirren - Tanya Kirbuk
    • Bob Balaban
      Bob Balaban - R. Chandra
    • Keir Dullea
      Keir Dullea - Dave Bowman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      An Unworthy Successor to "2001: A Space Odyssey"

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      jsm1963

      Interesting only if you want some closure, or if you're a completest. If you left the original film feeling frustrated, and prefer films that lay everything out for you in a simple, easy to digest fashion, this is the film for you. This follow-up to the groundbreaking "2001: A Space Odyssey" is a conventional studio film that was designed to answer all of the unanswered questions from it's predecessor. A completely different style of film making. Kubrick's obsessiveness created groundbreaking effects that still hold up today. By comparison, this film was made after an entire effects industry was created, following the success of "Star Wars," yet some of the effects look pretty dated. Great cast, but the performances aren't exceptional. The plot was good, it's just the script and the director that bring this film down. It should be noted that Kubrick had no involvement with this production.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      2018: Looking Back From the Future

      Posted
      TheFallGuy
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      I recently viewed both the "epic sci-fi classic" and this sequel. Whereas the former was rather groundbreaking in scope, effects, science and acting, it being separated into 5 segments of sorts: psychedelic fancy, sci-fi narrative, sci-fi thriller, sci-fi action and psychedelic fancy encore, this revisit was more on the narrative and action and less on the psychedelic mumbo jumbo. A bit better at overall storytelling (thanks to the director). Bottom line: if you enjoyed the original, if you meh'ed the original, if you snoozed through the original, you may possibly still enjoy this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fair expansion of "2001 A Space Odyssey"

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      SpaceFreak
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      The movie is a fair expansion of the great ""2001 A Space Odyssey". It provides some back story why Hal went on its murder spree concluding with its decision at film's end. The script is somewhat lame, dated, stilted and overarched by Cold War fears. The sets and filmography are nowhere near the level of Kubrick's 2001. Ultimately, Hal's charector expresses more emotion than the wooden performances of the actors. The Blu-Ray transfer is excellent. I would recommend this to a friend if it could be purchased at deep discount.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Good Follow-Up to 2001

      Posted
      jedivan

      Peter Hyams' script and film is a good adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's excellent sequel to the '2001: A Space Odyssey' - the film and book he co-created with Stanley Kubrick. Based on the book, _2010: Odyssey Two_, by Arthur C. Clarke, Hyams adapted the script from an (uncredited) treatment of the book by Clarke. Clarke appears in a cameo, so he approved of the final script. The cast is very good, and the filmmakers were able to take advantage of pictures of Jupiter taken from the Voyager spacecrafts. Don't let the critics fool you. If liked '2001' and wanted your questions of that film answered, then you must rent 2010. In fact, you might even want to read the original novels of _2001_ and _2010_ to see what the differences between the books and films are.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Okay Sequel

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      filmbuff
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      Hard to top 2001. It's Kubrick after all. The effects aren't as good and we all know there's NO sound in outer space. I hate that they had to explain away HAL's misbehavin' in the first film, but this is what Arthur C. Clarke wrote so... it's a decent enough film on it's own - it's just hard NOT to compare it to the first. Good cast. Some of the synthesizer sounds are SO dated and will evoke a giggle or two. If you're a hard core sci-fi buff you'll probably enjoy as long as you're not expecting a masterpiece.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      solid and underrated sequel to 2001

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      Raystorm9000
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      making a sequel to one of the most important and trans formative films in the history of cinema would never be an easy task. yet in 1984, Director Peter Hyanms did a respectable job of making a high qaulity sequal to a landmark film. Everything about the film is solid. the Story, the acting, the production design and special effects. 2010 is much like a smaller star obscured in a binary star system, if you can look past the glow of its predecessor, you can find this smart sci-fi gem.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated science fiction sequel.

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      RaynMan2142
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      Brave explorers are headed for the far reaches of the galaxy in the continuation of the story that began with "2001: A Space Odyssey." Their destination is Jupiter, where the Russian and American astronauts will conduct their investigation. Drs. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), Walter Curnow (John Lithgow) and R. Chandra (Bob Balaban), along with shipmates Tanya (Helen Mirren) and Dave (Keir Dullea), aim to uncover what led to disaster for the deceased astronauts who preceded them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated sequel

      Posted
      igotmovies
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      I kept hoping for a more special edition, but finally just broke down and bought this on Blu-ray because it is still, probably, one of the most underrated sequels of all time. Frankly, it is easier to watch (faster pacing) than the original classic and if you have not seen it, you are missing out. It’s practically criminal that you can find this so cheap because it is so overlooked. Please buy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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