Rent Stalker (1979)

3.6 of 5 from 272 ratings
2h 35min
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Synopsis:
In a future world that has been seemingly ravaged by war and poverty there exists a myth of hope among the people - a forbidden place known only as the Zone, the heart of which, if reached, grants one's innermost desires. Two men, a writer and professor, hire someone known as a Stalker; a guide who can navigate the treacherous and confounding path that leads to the centre of the Zone. 'Stalker' was instantly considered one of the most definitive artistic contemplations of human aspiration and the ambition we employ to achieve it.
Actors:
, , , , Natalya Abramova, , E. Kostin, Raymo Rendi
Directors:
Producers:
Aleksandra Demidova
Voiced By:
Sergey Yakovlev, Vladimir Zamanskiy
Writers:
Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Russia, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2016
Run Time:
155 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2016
Run Time:
162 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Cinematographer Aleksandr Knyazhinsky
  • Interview with Set Designer Rashit Safiullin
  • Andrei Tarkovsky's Metaphysical Dream Zone: Selected Scene Commentary by Psychoanalyst Mary Wild
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features

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Reviews (4) of Stalker

Essential - Stalker review by CP Customer

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25/03/2010

There’s nothing really to compare Stalker to which is a unique piece of Russian science fiction from the minds that were responsible for Blade Runner. While the film departs on many aspects it maintains a eerie sense of wonder; ideally matched with Tarkovsky’s methodical style of directing. Responsible for the influential Solaris, his slow approach leads us into a series of wonderfully planned and framed delicate panning shots. It is a fascinating journey spread across two DVD’s due to the infamous problems in production that resulted in a re-shoot and a two-part approach. Stalker is a remarkable film for many reasons on and off the screen.

5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Tramp's Outing... - Stalker review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
31/12/2010

Imagine David Lynch directing "Last of The Summer Wine", but moving it from the Yorkshire Dales to Chernobyl. Extend the programme to nearly 3 hours, strip it of any humour & re-brand it as Sci-Fi. Watch Professor (Foggy), Writer (Clegg) & Stalker (Compo) stagger aimlessly through railway sidings, fields & deserted buildings heading for the room in "The Zone", hoping to make their wishes come true, but taking a long time over it! We kept expecting the guys to stumble upon a bath & go sailing down a hill, but unfortunately - it just didn't get as exciting as that! Some readers may say we're missing the point, but we disagree - if you want to see a beautiful thought-provoking film, then watch: "Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter And Spring" - it's much more enjoyable...

Hope this clarifies the matter!

1 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Slow in places, but magnificent achievement - Stalker review by Oli

Spoiler Alert
19/01/2018

Where do you even begin with this film? It is fantastic, the direction by Andrei Tarkovsky is just breathtaking, I'd come into this seeing Solaris by him which was also brilliant, kind of similar to this bit slow but rewarding. By slow I mean there's a lot of scenes where it will just show the scenery of 'The Zone' or there will be some philasophical dialogue whilst the 3 men are trying to sleep, but the shots are as breathtaking as any film you will ever see, the direction is superb and the story will keep you on the edge of your toes to see what happens, I wont ruin anything but I'll just say there's never been another film like it, the acting is great the dialogue is great, direction is superb, I like as well how it starts in the yellowish black and white, but then changes to colour once they arrive in the zone. It's one hell of an achievement!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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