Sci-Fi - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Sci-Fi - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

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Director: Fred Wilcox, George Pal, Richard Fleischer, Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Fred Wilcox, George Pal, Richard Fleischer, Stanley Kubrick

     
 
A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements. At the "Dawn of Man," a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith

Overview

A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements. At the "Dawn of Man," a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith alien to their surroundings. To the strains of Strauss's 1896 "Also sprach Zarathustra," a hominid invents the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. As the hominid tosses the bone in the air, Kubrick cuts to a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) 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 (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) head toward Jupiter on the spaceship 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. With assistance from special-effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology for a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. Despite some initial critical reservations that it was too long and too dull, 2001 became one of the most popular films of 1968, underlining the generation gap between young moviegoers who wanted to see something new and challenging and oldsters who "didn't get it." Provocatively billed as "the ultimate trip," 2001 quickly caught on with a counterculture youth audience open to a contemplative (i.e. chemically enhanced) viewing experience of a film suggesting that the way to enlightenment was to free one's mind of the U.S. military-industrial-technological complex.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/2009
UPC:
0883929048847
Rating:
PG
Source:
Turner Classic Movie
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
7:27:00
Sales rank:
5,950

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Detective Thorn
Keir Dullea Bowman
Rod Taylor George, H. G. Wells
Walter Pidgeon Dr. Edward Morbius
Alan Young David Filby/James Filby
Anne Francis Alta Morbius
Edward G. Robinson Sol Roth
Gary Lockwood Poole
Leigh Taylor-Young Shirl
Leslie Nielsen Commander John J. Adams
William Sylvester Dr. Heywood Floyd
Yvette Mimieux Weena
Chuck Connors Tab
Daniel Richter Moonwatcher, the Man-Ape
Sebastian Cabot Dr. Philip Hillyer
Warren Stevens Lt. "Doc" Ostrow
Douglas Rain HAL 9000
Jack Kelly Lt. Farman
Joseph Cotten Simonson
Tom Helmore Anthony Bridewell
Brock Peters Hatcher

Technical Credits
Fred Wilcox Director
George Pal Director
Richard Fleischer Director
Stanley Kubrick Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
1. Overture [2:55]
2. Main Title [1:40]
3. The Dawn of Man [7:01]
4. Apparition and Revelation [5:17]
5. The Fittest [2:54]
6. To the Moon [5:35]
7. Voice Print Identification [2:08]
8. Squirt [1:51]
9. Great Big Mystery [4:16]
10. Off to Clavius [7:21]
11. Purpose of the Visit [4:28]
12. Deliberately Buried [5:16]
13. The Monolith [3:47]
14. Jupiter Mission [3:51]
15. The World Tonight [5:22]
16. Frank's Parents [2:09]
17. Sketches and Suspicions [6:05]
18. Removing the AE35 [6:40]
19. Human Error? [:17]
20. Bad Feeling [3:52]
21. Intermission [4:00]
22. Entr'acte [:48]
23. Cut Adrift [2:16]
24. Rescue Mission [2:43]
25. Terminated [5:44]
26. Open the Pod Bay Doors [2:11]
27. Emergency Airlock [4:48]
28. My Mind Is Going [4:05]
29. Prerecorded Briefing [5:37]
30. Jupiter [1:46]
31. ...And Beyond the Infinite [4:21]
32. Future Selves [10:04]
33. Star Child [6:23]
34. End Credits and Exit Music [2:35]
Disc #1, Side B -- Soylent Green
1. World Gone Mad [2:26]
2. When Food Was Food [4:38]
3. Shopping [2:45]
4. Necessary Death [2:50]
5. Thorn on the Case [4:40]
6. Thinking of Shirl [3:50]
7. Great Man's Leavings [3:32]
8. Thorn's Sport [3:27]
9. Fielding's Place [5:00]
10. Fine Dining [2:43]
11. Very Important Man [2:34]
12. Connections and Friend [3:56]
13. Keep It Friendly [5:03]
14. Luxurious Invitation [3:06]
15. Truth Destroying Me [3:20]
16. Involved in High Places [3:08]
17. Riot Control [2:54]
18. Killer's Target [2:01]
19. Get Off My Back [2:12]
20. No Place to Go [2:56]
21. Where God Is [1:23]
22. New Tenant [1:08]
23. Sol Goes Home [3:56]
24. Parting Words [5:19]
25. Hidden Passenger [3:37]
26. Final Product [4:13]
27. Shooting to Kill [3:15]
28. It's People [3:51]
29. End Credits [2:47]
Disc #2, Side A -- Forbidden Planet
1. Credits [1:27]
2. Deceleration Process [3:35]
3. Red Carpet Treatment [5:20]
4. Robby the Robot [4:34]
5. Dr. Morbius [4:22]
6. Unnatural Deaths [3:08]
7. Alta and Her Friends [4:48]
8. Transmitter Preparations [4:54]
9. Old Customs [3:52]
10. New Dress Needed [3:24]
11. Invisible Intruder [3:02]
12. Bathing Beauty and the Beast [5:39]
13. The Krell [1:16]
14. Plastic Educator [3:28]
15. Subterranean Wonders [4:49]
16. First Attack [5:16]
17. No One Man [4:00]
18. A Funeral and An Ultimatum [1:46]
19. The Creature Alright [4:08]
20. No Admittance [5:39]
21. Monsters From the Id [4:23]
22. His Other Self Attacks [4:44]
23. "I Deny You!" [2:49]
24. Fleeing Altair-4 [4:26]
25. Cast List [2:41]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Time Machine
1. Timepiece Credits [2:13]
2. Late for Dinner [2:50]
3. Fourth Dimension [5:00]
4. The Time Machine [3:35]
5. An Invention's Uses [3:50]
6. Time Born Into [6:31]
7. Full-Scale Model [4:15]
8. Changing World [1:50]
9. September 1917 [6:20]
10. June 1940 [1:40]
11. August 1966 [3:44]
12. Atomic Destruction [1:55]
13. October 802701 [4:13]
14. "Anybody Here?!?" [2:04]
15. ."..Man's Future." [3:33]
16. George and Weena [:25]
17. ...Years to Dust [2:09]
18. Stalked in the Dark [4:46]
19. Morlock Attack [5:09]
20. Talking Rings [3:47]
21. Siren Song [3:42]
22. Down Below [4:41]
23. Fighting With Fire [3:27]
24. To the Surface [4:25]
25. "Would I Be Pretty?" [3:03]
26. Back to 1900 [3:00]
27. True Story? [2:51]
28. Back to the Future [3:40]
29. "All the Time..." [1:50]
1. Introduction [3:21]
2. Design [4:45]
3. Depicting Time Travel [6:37]
4. The Machine's Fate [3:01]
5. Rehabilitation [5:42]
6. On With the Show [4:48]
7. Back to the Movies [3:31]
8. Old Friends [4:36]
9. Reunion [4:51]
10. "We Will Meet Again" [3:23]
11. One of a Kind [2:09]
12. End Credits [:53]

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Sci-Fi - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tidalwave3 More than 1 year ago
Disc 1 Side A : 2001 A Space Odyssey includes Commentary & theater trailer all on WIDESCREEN for a whopping 148 minutes of historical film from Arthur C. Clarke's novel! A real thinking movie... Side B : Soylent Green includes commentaries by Leigh Taylor-Young and Director Richard Fleischer also Vintage Featurettes and theatrical trailer in Widescreen.... Disc 2 Side A : Forbidden Planet circa 1957 (I believe) was the original Sci-Fi movie with the beautiful Anne Francis (Alta) makes a barren planet look good. This movie is a who's who of actors that went on to many other films. This disc includes Additional Scenes, lost footage, Science-Fiction Movie Trailer Gallery, and The Thin Man TV series Episode "Robot Client" in Widescreen.... Side B : The Time Machine is in black/white for 103 minutes with the beautifulk Yvette Mimieux fro H. G. Wells book! When you have this set...It's difficult to recommend any other movies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago