It has been overwhelming for 56 years and is more beautiful than ever in 4K

It has been overwhelming for 56 years and is more

Directing legend Stanley Kubrick has several cult classics in his CV, including the 56 years ago released sci-fi film 2001: A Space OdysseyBased on the novel of the same name by Arthur C. Clarke, the dystopian film made it to 6th place in the best films of all timeThese are re-elected every 10 years by the established film magazine Sight & Sound. Kubrick’s work was the only sci-fi film to be voted into the top ten.

Even more than half a century later, it has lost none of its impact. Post-processed and in the very best 4K quality you can get 2001: A Space Odyssey for your home cinema.

2001: A Space Odyssey in 4K with 2 Blu-rays


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The film is available in 4K and on Blu-ray. There is also another Blu-ray disc with lots of bonus materialwhich gives fans an insight into the production. Here you can enjoy audio commentaries, a documentary, interviews and four specials.

2001: A Space Odyssey influenced Spielberg and Cameron

Two other master directors are avowed fans of the sci-fi film that has shaped their careers. Avatar creator James Cameron was 18 times in the cinema and tells in the documentary series James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction: “One time a guy ran down the cinema aisle screaming: ‘It’s God, it’s God!‘ And he meant it.” (via IndieWire )


2001: A Space Odyssey in 4K

In the same interview, ET director Steven Spielberg also expressed his complete fascination with the groundbreaking production He also remembered a cinema experience:

And I had a guy who actually ran to the screen and ran through it with his arms outstretched. People went crazy because the Person disappeared in the screen is, of all places, in [der Sternentor-Sequenz].

The masterpiece impresses with breathtaking special effectswith its multifaceted nature and scope for interpretation, is not an easy read. As author Arthur C. Clarke put it: “If you fully understood 2001, we failed: We wanted to ask many more questions than we answeredn“ (via Filmstarts ). The creators succeeded in doing this, after all Kubrick himself had to explain the ending.

This is what Kubrick’s sci-fi spectacle 2001: A Space Odyssey is about

A monolith is excavated on the moon, which contains A mystery to humanityThe unknown rock is constantly sending signals towards Jupiter. Now the astronauts Poole and Bowman are to reach the signal with the spaceship Discovery. Not such an easy task for the two, because the Onboard computer HAL 9000 is becoming an increasing threat and the rest of the crew is in cryosleep.

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