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2001: A Space Odyssey DVD

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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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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play 2001 A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow a road map to human destiny a quest for the infinite It is a dazzling Academy Award-winning visual achievement a compelling drama of man vs machine a stunning meld of music and motion It may be the masterwork of director Stanley Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C Clarke) and it will likely excite inspire and enthrall for generations To begin his voyage into the future Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted realms of space perhaps even into immortality &39;Open the pod bay doors HAL&39; and let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin The entire film is a stunning sensuous marvel – a cinematic experience like no other before or since Interactive Menu Scene Access Digitally Remastered Actors  Keir Dullea Gary Lockwood William Sylvester Leonard Rossiter & Daniel Richter Director Stanley Kubrick Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1968 Screen Widescreen 2211 Languages German English - Dolby Digital (51) Subtitles  Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Icelandic Italian Norwegian Swedish Duration 2 hours and 23 minutes (approx)

Stanley Kubrick's celebrated sci-fi treatise uses Strauss' 'Blue Danube', amongst other classical pieces, to add gravity to the film's weightless musings. At the dawn of Mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal's destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when the ship computer, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), seemingly develops a malfunction.

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