2001: A Space Odyssey - D 8 CLA
MGM/UA (1968)
Adventure, Science Fiction
In Collection
Seen ItYes
139 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 2   U (Universal)
Keir Dullea Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood Dr. Frank Poole
William Sylvester Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Leonard Rossiter Dr. Andrei Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack Elena
Robert Beatty Dr. Rolf Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan Dr. Bill Michaels
Douglas Rain HAL 9000
Stanley Kubrick
Producer Stanley Kubrick
Victor Lyndon
Writer Stanley Kubrick
Arthur C. Clarke
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth

In the year 2001 a strange object has been discovered near the planet of Jupiter and a crew is sent from Earth to investigate. Before that happens though we see a prehistoric scene of a group of man apes going about their life when a strange monolith is discovered. Following their discovery they learn to use tools and begin their ascent to modern man. Flash forward and the same or a similar monolith is discovered on the moon to the same awe that was exhibited by prehistoric man. In 2001 a mission of five men (including Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood) and one super computer, HAL 9000 (voice of Douglas Rain) who is perfect and mimics human emotions, have been sent to the area of Jupiter to investigate something seemingly unknown. The journey to Jupiter becomes one where the lines between man and machine, artificial and natural intelligence and evolution are blurred.
Edition Details
Edition Stanley Kubrick Collection
Distributor Warner Home Video
Release Date 10/09/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Subtitles Danish; Dutch; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Italian; Norwegian; Swedish
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1
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Interactive Menus Scene Access 21 Minute Press Conference 8-Page Booklet with Trivia, Production Notes, and a Look Behind-the-Scenes Theatrical Trailer for 2001 and 2010