2001: A Space Odyssey [4K Ultra HD] [1968] [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

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2001: A Space Odyssey [4K Ultra HD] [1968] [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

2001: A Space Odyssey [4K Ultra HD] [1968] [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

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What Is Out There? – 20 minute discussion with Keir Dullea on the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life. movies com I once did not register this domain, but chose 4K-HD.CLUB, another update of 4K films of 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968. Who are we? What place do we occupy in the universe? These questions are before the heroes of the film. The crew of the S.S. Discovery spacecraft - captains Dave Bowman, Frank Poole and their HEL-9000 on-board computer - must explore the area of the galaxy and understand why aliens are watching Earth. On this way, many unexpected discoveries await them ... Until now, "2001: A Space Odyssey 4K" remains the greatest science fiction film. His pioneering shooting technique still influences the work on special effects. And, despite the fact that films are becoming more and more spectacular, "Space Odyssey" reminds us that the ideas that lie behind all this spectacle are the most important special effect. Vice Press' Exclusive Poster Edition limited to just 200 copies each, and will come with a 24x36 inch movie poster featuring the cover art by Matt Ferguson and Florey, along with a certificate of authentication signed by the artists. These posters will not be available separately.

A Space Odyssey – A Look Behind the Future – Another 20 minute feature, this time a making of filmed during the production of the movie; interesting and charming! Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 – 20 minute feature looking at the invented technology that has come to pass, or not.

is on UK 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as a standalone 4K release and as part of the Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary Studio Collection from 16th October 2023. Vision of a Future Passed (HD, 22 min): An entertaining look at the technologies that the film predicted (or inspired) and the visions that have yet to transpire. Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to share with Bits readers substantial additional technical information on the mastering process for this release by kind permission of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. You will find it below, at the end of this review. I’m confident that you’ll find it useful and interesting.] Selected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge. The restored remix is more a subtle enhancement than a complete ‘do over’. So don’t expect trouser-flapping bass or carefully placed effects to start zinging around your living room.

One last thing to say here is that if you own a Dolby Vision TV, you can benefit from one of the most impactful Dolby Vision transfers yet. Its extra scene by scene metadata makes the already fantastically punchy space sequences look startlingly more dynamic and intense (especially if you have a Dolby Vision OLED set), while the interior sets look more refined and consistent. There will be noticeable differences between the 2018 release and previous home entertainment releases. Some of 2001's special effects, like this opening shuttle bay, look incredible even today. Photo: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros/MGM What is Out There? (HD, 21 min): A discussion about space and the possibility of intelligent life existing somewhere other than Earth. Presented in its original 2.20:1 aspect ratio, the video also arrives with significantly improved contrast and brightness, making the entire film seem sparkling new and rejuvenated. The hallways of the massive space station and the Discovery One spacecraft shine a brilliant, immaculate white and the stars radiate against the darkness of space. In fact, this is arguably the most noteworthy difference between this 4K remaster and the 2007 edition where the older Blu-ray came with the yellowish tint expected of an antiquated source. Now, the various lights come in a true white and the highlights throughout are intensely dazzling.

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The 4K Ultra HD disc includes only one extra, which is carried over from the previous 2007 release: Themes of aliens seeming God-like, man’s dependence on tools, his evolution and transcendence are all hinted at, but never dissected – that is for the audience to do. To take the visuals, and draw from them a conclusion to fit the narrative. I can understand why a modern audience, used to being spoon fed, might baulk at this film, but more fool them. It is a rich tapestry woven with inscrutable ideas; ideas rooted in truth about ourselves and leading us to question the future. All of the previous extras are now included on a second bonus Blu-ray Disc, which features the following: The 4K detail in relatively close up shots like this is particularly incredible. Photo: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros/MGM

A Space Odyssey has long been, and remains to this day, the greatest science fiction film ever made. It’s also one of the most purely cinematic movies to be released by a major studio. And Warner’s new restoration, presented in 4K with HDR and remastered Blu-ray too, offers the film looking better than ever before in the home. Again, the 4K comes very close indeed to replicating a proper 70 mm screening experience (and I don’t mean the compromised Nolan experience). This is easily the single must-have 4K Ultra HD release of 2018. Miss it at your peril.Rather like the Apollo Moon missions themselves, 2001 seemingly fell out of the future, fully formed, into the late 1960s. Cinema audiences had never seen anything like it before and not all the initial reactions were good with many people famously walking out of the film’s premiere during the interval. There are certainly stand out sequences here. The section in the red computer room where Dave removes HAL’s ‘brains’ is spectacular in a way it’s never been before, for instance, as is the psychedelic sequence where Dave is dragged through time, space and dimensions after arriving at Jupiter. But honestly every last frame looks pretty much sensational - especially for a film made in 1968. The Making of a Myth – 45 minute retrospective documentary hosted by James Cameron with plenty of interviewees discussing the film and its place. All the same set of supplements from the previous release are ported over for this 50th Anniversary Blu-ray edition. For a more in-depth take, you can read our review of the original Blu-ray release HERE.

Maybe even more exceptional than the sensitivity but also drama of the HDR and wide color work, though, is the 4K grading. The increase in detail, depth and, for want of a better word, granularity in the picture is just gorgeous. This film is a more non-verbal experience. It should be perceived more at the level of the subconscious and the senses than at the intellectual level. There is a problem with those who do not pay attention to what they see. Such people listen. And listening to this movie will be of little use. Anyone who does not believe his eyes, will not be able to appreciate the picture.

2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Film Review

The 4K Blu-ray release of 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterclass in how the AV world’s latest video technology can - under a suitably caring and watchful eye - rejuvenate classics of the past for a whole new generation of movie fans. Stunning. The death of “traditional” cinema, where people sit in the dark and share an experience of light and sound together, has been predicted many times over the years, but for me the continuing fascination with 2001: A Space Odyssey indicates that this is premature and if you want proof then go and see it at the Science Museum while you can. Here’s some additional information on the mastering process for this 4K Ultra HD release from a technical brief prepared by the studio. It’s shared here by permission.] Even the Dawn of Man sequences (which have proved challenging for other releases of the film) look remarkably realistic and ‘new’ thanks to the way the 4K Blu-ray’s extra brightness makes the bright skies and sun-drenched landscapes look far more vivid and natural. Also, the 2018 release contains correct picture aspect ratio as it was scanned directly from the 65mm original negative which is spherical (flat) versus anamorphic (scope). The 35mm anamorphic (scope) reduction that was scanned for the 2000 and 2007 releases contained a little more information on the left and right of the frame then was intended for 2.2 70mm projection aspect ratio. Also, the optical scope reduction added a slight amount of linear image distortion, which is not present in the 65mm spherical camera negative.



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