2001: A Space Odyssey: Special Edition Blu-ray - £8.99@HMV - HotUKDeals
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A four-million-year-old black monolith is discovered on the moon, and the government sends a team of scientists on a fact-finding mission while hiding the truth from the public. Later, another team is sent to Jupiter in a ship controlled by the perfect HAL 9000 computer to further investigate the giant object--but something goes terribly wrong. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a masterpiece of filmmaking. Director and coscreenwriter (with Arthur C. Clarke) Stanley Kubrick has created a visual and aural spectacle that stands as one of the greatest achievements ever put on celluloid. The film begins with the "Dawn of Man" segment, about the evolution of apes, and then ventures into the future, taking a look at what the world might be like in the first year of the 21st century. Kubrick's film is a triumph of technological storytelling, a marvel of stunning sets and a brilliant soundtrack with the power to overwhelm and mystify. Long dialogue-free scenes sparkle with indelible images and powerful orchestral music, culminating in an unforgettable, inscrutable tale of birth and rebirth, human evolution and artificial intelligence, the past and the future.
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Brilliant quality transfer on Blu-Ray, with great extras.
1 Like #2
I agree about the transfer - it really does have a superb picture for quite an old film. Voted cold though as I think you can this in quite a few of the 2 for £15 and 3 for £20 deals in recent times.
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ChrisIW
I agree about the transfer - it really does have a superb picture for quite an old film. Voted cold though as I think you can this in quite a few of the 2 for £15 and 3 for £20 deals in recent times.
Are those deals still available? Is it available cheaper on it's own?

Edited By: Dantooine on Aug 09, 2010 12:02: hmm
#4
Looks like its 8.93 on amazon?
#5
sheldococo
Looks like its 8.93 on amazon?

Amazon's preferred merchant
#6
Dantooine
sheldococo
Looks like its 8.93 on amazon?
Amazon's preferred merchant

okay but it is 8.85 at the hut group sites (asda, lovefilm, zavvi etc.) and £8.89 @ sendit
#7
It's been around this price for months now, not a deal really...
#8
ChrisIW
I agree about the transfer - it really does have a superb picture for quite an old film. Voted cold though as I think you can this in quite a few of the 2 for £15 and 3 for £20 deals in recent times.


This film is quite incredible when you see some of the effects and technology predictions (quite a few which are wrong too). For the nerds out there, none of the computer screens were created by computers, they were backlit animations, there weren't any "glass cockpit" displays in existence in 1968, the design of the elements on the displays is excellent. The split scan 9 minute stargate sequence looks fantastic. The space scenes are great and the best part of the film is when HAL gets shut down, the atmosphere and tension is incredible. Look out for the "ipad" style portable computers when Dave and Frank are watching a TV documentary report about the mission. The PCB diagnostic sequence and faux 3D vector animations of the failed comms module I also find amazing.

This is my favourite film of all time, I can well understand many people not liking it and all the pseudo psychological analysis of the film is really grating that you find on amateur sites. I like technology and I reckon about 80% of the technology we have to day was in existence in it's raw form in the 1960s. In fact we still are nowhere near the integrated systems that the "Mother of All Demos" illustrates in 1968 (any nerds or make that people interested in technology should definitely watch it). I've gone off on a massive tangent here but this film is about mankind and it's evolution and seeking for a meaning to life, and our evolution is driven by our technological advances. Think back just 10 years ago, mobile phones were incredibly primitive in comparison to today, so were digital cameras and computers. We are advancing technology way faster than many of us can utilise it. Anyway I'm just waffling now.


Edited By: fishmaster on Sep 07, 2010 21:48: Dave please don't do that Dave
#9
Hated this movie (watched it from Lovefilm free trial period). Maybe very good effect for the time, but nowdays is rubbish and the movie itself is crap no sense whatsoever, I felt I wasted about 3 hours wacthing this film.

I would not buy this movie even if it was £1. Not voting as the price could be good and that's what this deal is for, but I would not recommend this movie at all.
#11

Probably not.

I tried with Battlestar Galactica to watch the original series, I even both the full season and did not finsih watching it.

The only ones that I have managed to go through again was V which I still think the original series is great and Planet of the Apes.
#12
the BEST.....BEST **** movie ever made lol

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