Cover: 2001: A Space Odyssey Rating: 6
Aug 3, 2013

Details

Director:Stanley Kubrick
Writer:Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Producer:Stanley Kubrick, Victor Lyndon
Theatrical:1968
Rated:G
Studio:MGM
Genre:Science Fiction
Duration:160
Awards:Won 1 Oscar, Another 12 wins & 6 nominations
Languages:English
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio:2.20 : 1
Picture Format:Widescreen
Discs:1
Region:1
Release:Oct 2007

Summary

"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

Credits

Keir Dullea ... Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood ... Dr. Frank Poole
William Sylvester ... Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Daniel Richter ... Moon-Watcher
Leonard Rossiter ... Dr. Andrei Smyslov
Geoffrey Unsworth ... Cinematographer
Ray Lovejoy ... Editor