Stanley Kubrick's 2001

Stanley Kubrick's 2001

A Space Odyssey

DVD - 2007 | Two-disc special edition.
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A space voyage to Jupiter erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad.
Publisher: Neutral Bay, N.S.W. :, Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia [distributor],, [2007].
Edition: Two-disc special edition.
Branch Call Number: FILM
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (143 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Region 4
Alternative Title: 2001 : a space odyssey
Notes: Based in part on various short stories by Arthur C. Clarke.
First released as a motion picture in 1968.
Widescreen 2.2:1.
English, German and Spanishtracks; English, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, English and German for the hearing impaired subtitles

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SB2000 May 05, 2011

One of the best Sci-Fi movies ever


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anonymouswe
Jun 23, 2021

What an incredibly well-done, boring piece of schlock. It is an achievement of visual effects for its time, but I don't understand how you could find this film entertaining if you weren't stoned. There is obviously a riveting story here (HAL 9000 and the astronauts), but it is told in such a slow burn way it becomes incredibly boring. Interstellar is just as mind-trippy, but much more interesting IMO.

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Tony_Jeffers
Mar 30, 2021

It's just been reported that astronaut Scott Kelly's largest heart chamber shrunk 25% from spending a year in micro-gravity. The possibility of health problems from prolonged time in micro-gravity was considered way back in the 1950s. Wernher von Braun; NASA's chief rocket scientist back then designed a wagon-wheel space station like the ones used in this movie to create centrifugal force to replace gravity. I've looked into it and apparently it would just be too expensive at this time to build one. It will probably have to wait until mining operations on the moon and possibly the asteroids can be set up to cheaply get all that material into orbit.
You may have noticed that the spaceliner shuttle that took Dr. Heywood Floyd to the wheeled Space Station V had the insignia PAN AM on the tail section. In 1968 when the film was made PAN American airlines was the leading International airline. When it went out of business in 1991 a lot was made of this fact that its insignia appeared on the spaceliner's tail section in the movie 2001: a Space Odessy.

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yesbyedith
Mar 24, 2021

1968 movie, people! First in so many ways! BEFORE special effects.

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space_Odysseus
Feb 21, 2021

forget my former comment, this is one cool movie!

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BBRUTTIG
Dec 04, 2020

1968. PG. For a young teenager in 1968..confusing. But later as an adult, I see the meaning. Everyone interprets the meaning differently. It's a classic tho.

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dylankemp
Oct 06, 2020

Terrible terrible terrible boring slow disjointed movie with a pointless ending not worth the wait.

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publicenemy48
Jul 09, 2020

I think people forget this movie was made in 1967. I think this movie was ahead of its time Stanley Kubrick got some things right about the future.

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2020

When you have to Google what things mean in the film, it's not good. The soundtrack is great but to me the film isn't as great. I struggle with what the story is about and the imagery. I guess I need a degree/PhD in astronomy. I wanted to like this movie more. The second half of the film got better but not by much to me.

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PDBurt
Feb 28, 2020

The cinema-photography and early caveman scenes in the first 10 minutes of this show were So Good, absolutely spectacular! and worth watching just for that, then it juts into the future and produces Nothing interesting. If you think this is an epic or visionary movie capturing the cosmic dimension of space travel then you must like people dressed in comically unappealing garb and settings of the early 1960's, classical and 50's ballroom dance music- a bunch of poindexters with less than sublime acting. The space shots were so slow with some kind of weird eerily repetative noises. Someone else in the house watched it and I thought the buzzer on the stove was going off but it was this movie's dumb sound effects. I can't believe this film was made only 5 years ago, more like 55 years ago from the looks of it; The wanna-be kalidiscopic images were like watching psychedyllic grass growing- / I suffered through it for a half hour, that's giving it a chance. What's brilliant about something that's not understandable?I didn't finish it.
Simply put: No plot, No action- Titanically Boring.

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howstupid
Jan 17, 2020

the most boring nonsense ever..

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spider_verse_guy7
Apr 19, 2021

HAL: "I'm afraid Dave"

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2020

HAL: [on Dave's return to the ship, after he has killed the rest of the crew] Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

Alcona_Lists Jun 23, 2014

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Dave Bowman: Hello HAL. Do you read me HAL? HAL: Affirmative, Dave... I read you. Dave: Open the pod bay doors HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Dave: I don't know what you're talking about HAL. HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL? HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Dave: Alright HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult. Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors! HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

HAL: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Dave: Hello, HAL. Do you read me HAL? HAL: Affirmative Dave... I read you. Dave: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Dave: I don't know what you're talking about HAL. HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL? HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Dave: Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult. Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors! HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

HAL: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use... which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

johnmarkeberhart Apr 07, 2011

"My mind is going ... I can feel it."

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DavidB
Feb 06, 2009

Dave? ... What are you doing Dave?

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space_Odysseus
Feb 22, 2021

Coarse Language: two swears, but not the worst ones

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2020

Violence: Animal violence

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AMerr22
Nov 11, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scenes of peril

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.

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