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Robert Pearlman

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posted 10-21-2014 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" is receiving a digitally-restored, limited UK release in November as part of the British Film Institute's "Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder."

To mark the re-release, BFI and Warner Bros. has unveiled a new trailer for the film, the first in 40 years, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Created by Ignition Creative London, the trailer is the first for the title in four decades and uses Hal as the central figure to create an intensely eerie experience.

In a statement released Tuesday, Jan Harlan, Kubrick's executive producer, described the clip as "the best trailer for this film I have ever seen! To use Hal's voice is brilliant."


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posted 10-22-2014 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic. Nice work that just shows how ageless this film is. I first saw it on UK release, aged 8 years with my Dad. Lost count how many times I've seen it since.

It is released widely at UK cinemas from Nov 28th, though I can't see any releases in the original 60's hi-tech 70 mm Cinerama!


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posted 10-23-2014 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply awesome!


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posted 10-23-2014 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I fondly remember seeing "2001" in the cinema in 1969. I still consider the scene where the camera flies through the spokes of the space station as one of cinema's finest moments. Before seeing "2001", I was not put off by a negative film review which referred to "201 minutes of boredom" but I was very surprised when the film ended, well short of 3 hours 21 minutes.

As a sophisticated 14 year old, I immediately grasped the significance of the ending, but my 12 year old brother was completely lost. Honestly...


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posted 10-23-2014 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geez I haven't figured out the ending in 40 years!

I hope the digitally restored version, if it's indeed improved, is made available on Blu Ray or similar. Heck I hope they scanned it in UltraHD 4K resolution.


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posted 10-24-2014 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I have memories of seeing '2001' when it came out in 1968, attending a show complete with a souvenir program and something called an 'intermission'. Made a lasting impression on a young mind (even though I understood about half of it) and the movie, together with the flight of Apollo 8 later that year, kindled a lifelong interest in space flight.

It's worth noting that Kubrick contemplated showing the actual beings that kept astronaut Bowman in his gilded 'cage' at the end of the film, but opted to use the strange sound effects to stand in for their voices only. It makes for a more dramatic effect I think.

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