Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; 1080p high definition; PCM Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; (special features: 480i/480p standard definition; stereo and mono.)
Blu-ray disc. Will not play in standard DVD players.
Includes English, dubbed Spanish, dubbed French, dubbed German, and dubbed Italian language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, English (SDH), Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, French, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish or Spanish.
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan.
HAL 9000 voice: Douglas Rain.
Producer, Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay, Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick ; director, Stanley Kubrick ; director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Ray Lovejoy ; production designer, Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Tony Masters.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Based on the novel "The sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke.
Academy Awards, 1969: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (Stanley Kubrick)
National Film Registry.
MPAA rating: G.
At the Dawn of Man, a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith that is alien to their surroundings. A hominid discovers the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. The bone is tossed in the air and it's a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development only to imply that man hasn't advanced very far at all psychologically. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole head toward Jupiter on the space ship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite," through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission.
Special features: Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood; "2001: the making of a myth" documentary; 4 featurettes "Standing on the shoulders of Kubrick: the legacy of 2001," "Vision of a future passed: the prophecy of 2001," 2001: A Space Odysseyv- a look behind the future," and "What is out there?"; 2001: FX and Early Conceptual artwork; Look: Stanley Kubrick!; audio-only 1966 inverview with Stanley Kubrick conducted by Jeremy Bernstein; theatrical trailer.
2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)
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