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Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Robert Crawford

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    Make sure you're not looking at just the Steelbook edition as I see copies of the non-Steelbook available in my area.
     
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    I didn't expect to find a steelbook, as I know they're limited. I was hoping to find a standard package, which is what I was told can't be ordered at present.
     
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    I didn't know the price had dropped to under $20, so I placed an order and picked up a copy at my local Best Buy this morning.
     
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    Glad I'm helping somebody have some luck Oh, well...
     
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    After months of patient waiting, I finally watched the UHD disc version of 2001 today in Dolby Vision.

    Wow! Color rendering was fantastic and detail not to be believed. Like others, I opted for the 1968 original soundtrack which was most impressive. As I watched I marveled over the audio quality and the cinematography. Naturally, those two areas were NOT Oscar- nominated in 1968 if you can believe it.

    A masterpiece finally gets the home video version it deserves, and I've owned it in every incarnation. This leaves them all in the dust picture and sound-wise.
     
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    Not to mention Art Direction Makes you wonder what they were thinking
     
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    Interestingly, James Cameron twice mentions 2001 as the reason he became a filmmaker in the latest edition of EMPIRE:

    "The film that had the greatest single impact was when I was 14. It was 2001: A Space Odyssey, on a huge screen, a matinée. I had the place basically to myself. I picked the best seat in the house, which was front row of the balcony, dead centre. And watching the Star Gate sequence was like falling down this endless pit of energy. I'd never seen anything like it. I felt so overwhelmed by vertigo that I went outside, sat down on the kerb in broad daylight and puked. My brain just got turbo-charged by the power of the imagery. And I was drawing spacecraft for the next three years straight."

    "2001: A Space Odyssey toggled a switch in my brain and turned me into a practitioner. I was 14 and had never picked up a camera before. But now I wanted to know how visual effects were made. So I got my dad's Super 8 camera and started building model kits of the spacecraft in the movie. I read the 2001 'making of' book probably ten times. And I figured out that if you painted tinfoil black, put a light bulb behind it and poked pinholes in it, you could make a pretty decent star field. My first epic space story had a budget of probably ten bucks. But it got me off my duff".
     

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