2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968)
Released: 24th March 2008
Release type: Deleted
|No. of Discs: (unknown)
Catalogue No: HD79206
Category: Feature, Sci-Fi
Format: HD-DVD / Normal
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Based on: The short story 'The Sentinel' by Arthur C. Clarke
Story: Stanley Kubrick's celebrated sci-fi treatise uses Strauss' 'Blue Danube', amongst other classical pieces, to add gravity to the film's weightless musings. At the dawn of Mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal's destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when the ship computer, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), seemingly develops a malfunction.
Assistant Director: Derek Cracknell
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth
Costumes: Stanley Kubrick
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Produced by: Stanley Kubrick
Studio/distributor: Warner Home Video
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2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968) (Box Set) (Deleted)
2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968) (Special Edition Box Set) (Deleted)
2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968) (Special Edition) (Deleted)
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