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2001: A Space Odyssey

4K Ultra HD

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  • Score
    89
    from 3 reviewers
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1968
    149 min
    G
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Actors: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

    Plot: After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

    Disc Release Date: 18 December 2018

    • Video
      90
    • Audio
      87
    • Extra
      80
    • Movie
      87

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey was shot using a combination of Mitchell BNC 65, Mitchell BNCR, Mitchell FC 65 and Panavision Reflex-65 cameras on 35mm film. This 2018 UHD release was made using the original camera...

    • Audio
      90
    • There are two English DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks: The first represents (as close as possible) the original 1968 6-track theatrical audio, the other is a restored and remixed version. Both have equal merit and...

    • Extra
      80
    • All the extras have been available before on previous releases. UHDAudio Commentary - With Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood; these two old friends discuss various matters regarding the production of the film...

    • Movie
      80
    • In this day of the loud, unfulfilling blockbusters, it is terrific to see a true classic be given the 4K treatment. Stanley Kubrick’s film, based on Arthur C Clarke's 1948 short story The Sentinel, is...

    • Total
      100
    • Stanley Kubrick’s film, based on Arthur C Clarke's 1948 short story The Sentinel, is nothing short of cinematic art. Pushing the allegorical elements so far that many, then as well as now, find the film...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      100
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 2.20:1, and already that aspect ratio should be an early tipoff that things are definitely...

    • Audio
      100
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey features two DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks, one listed as restored and remixed (which the accompanying press sheet identifies as having been "completed in 1999 (for the previous...

    • Extra
      80
    • The 4K UHD disc ports over the Audio Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. Additionally, the slipcase also houses an envelope containing a nicely illustrated booklet and four images from the film...

    • Movie
      100
    • Back to the Future (in 4K UHD).Hang on to your childhood knick knacks, they may end up being worth considerable bucks one day. As a burgeoning film fanatic even in my pre-teen years, I was determined that...

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      100
    • While it may or may not bear repeating, this 4K UHD release is another example of "let's wait until the disc actually arrives and we've watched it" to decide how it looks (and sounds). This is one of the...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      100
    • As it did fifty years ago, Kubrick's visual masterpiece once again mesmerizes and astounds moviegoers, landing on Ultra HD with a spectacularly marvelous HEVC H.265 encode that makes the previous 2007...

    • Audio
      90
    • Reportedly, this new DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack also comes from the same 70-mm 6-track remaster used for the video, and while the end result may not be a massive upgrade over its uncompressed PCM...

    • Extra
      80
    • All the same set of supplements from the previous release are ported over for this anniversary Ultra HD edition and can be found on the accompanying Blu-ray. Only the commentary track is shared between...

    • Movie
      100
    • I first experienced 2001: A Space Odyssey during my senior year in high school. I was on a Kubrick-kick, and had invited a bunch of friends over to watch the sci-fi classic I'd heard so much about. Watching...

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      90
    • Celebrating fifty years since it first astounded and bewildered audiences, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a hypnotic masterpiece of visual storytelling and a seminal, ground-breaking sci-fi...

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