Rent 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

3.9 of 5 from 417 ratings
2h 23min
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Synopsis:
"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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Stanley Kubrick
Voiced By:
Douglas Rain, Frank Miller
Writers:
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Others:
Geoffrey Unsworth, Winston Ryder, Tony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernest Archer, Ernie Archer
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Awards:

1969 BAFTA Best Sound

1969 BAFTA Best Production Design

1969 BAFTA Best Cinematography

1969 Oscar Best Visual Effects

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2001
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, German Hard of Hearing, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.20:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/03/2008
Run Time:
148 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
  • Channel Four Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth
  • 4 Insightful Featurettes: - Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 -
  • Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 - A Look Behind the Future - What is Out There?
  • 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork
  • Look: Stanley Kubrick!
  • Audio-Only Bonus: 1966 Kubrick Interview Conducted by Jeremy Bernstein
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/10/2018
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Polish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Brazilian, Castillian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Mandarin, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.20:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
  • Channel Four Documentary '2001: The Making of a Myth'
  • 4 Insightful Featurettes: - Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 -
  • Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 - A Look Behind the Future - What is Out There?
  • 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork
  • Look: Stanley Kubrick!
  • Audio-Only Bonus: 1966 Kubrick Interview Conducted by Jeremy Bernstein
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (4) of 2001: A Space Odyssey

A Shocking Waste Of Time - 2001: A Space Odyssey review by AP

Spoiler Alert
13/11/2014

This came out when I was at junior school so I'm old enough to have heard about it (a lot) but never got the chance to see it. What a dissapointment! I waited 40 years to devote a couple of hours to seeing 'a masterpiece' and was REALLY let down.

It is, with out doubt, the biggest load of whacky, self indulgent garbage I have seen since Black Swan. Kubrik on a good day is a master (A Clockwork Orange) but this has to rate as a stinker. No plot....at all, really annoying music score, looooooong sequences of nothing other than shots of a spaceship floating around in space, actors in monkey suits grunting at each other and an ending that just left me saying...'what on earth was THAT all about?'

I invested over 2 hours of my life into this film and I will never see those again and consequently I'm really annoyed that I bought the hype. I don't know where Kubrik was when he put this thing together but it certainly was not planet Earth.

0 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Innovative for it's day. - 2001: A Space Odyssey review by AA

Spoiler Alert
07/11/2018

I watched it over two days and yes it caught my attention but only because I'd read the book. However I expect in it's day, with a huge cinema screen it would have been fantastic. However the story line from 'conception to infinity' still makes it one of the best sci-fi movies ever made. So even though it was a tad boring etc, I could still appreciate it.

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