Solaris

Solaris

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet, Donatas Banionis

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Overview

Based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris centers on widowed psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), who is sent to a space station orbiting a water-dominated planet called Solaris to investigate the mysterious death of a doctor, as well as the mental problems plaguing the dwindling number of cosmonauts on the station. Finding the remaining crew to be behaving oddly and aloof, Kelvin is more than surprised when he meets his seven-years-dead wife Khari (Natalya Bondarchuk) on the station. It quickly becomes apparent that Solaris possesses something that brings out repressed memories and obsessions within the cosmonauts on the space station, leaving Kelvin to question his perception of reality. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, Solaris was remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2011
UPC: 0715515083614
Original Release: 1972
Rating: PG
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 2:46:00
Sales rank: 22,473

Special Features

Disc 1; Audio Commentary by Andrei Tarkovsky Scholars Vida Johnson and Graham Petrie; ; Disc Two; ; Nine Deleted and Alternate Scenes; Video Interviews with Actress Natalya Bondarchuk, Cinematographer Vadim Yusov, Art Director Mikhail Romadin, and Composer Eduard Artemyev; ; Excerpt from a Documentary about Stanislaw Lem, the Author of the Film's source novel; ; Plus: a Booklet featuring an Essay by Critic Phillip Lopate and an Appreciation by Director Akira Kurosawa

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Solaris: The Film
1. Opening Credits [3:09]
2. Part One [8:14]
3. Berton's Interrogation [6:31]
4. A Floating Object [3:05]
5. The Scientists' Debate [5:13]
6. Family Relations [2:23]
7. The Truth [4:48]
8. City of the Future [4:54]
9. Bonfire [4:48]
10. Liftoff [2:26]
11. Solaris [6:08]
12. Gibarian's Message [5:47]
13. Sartorius [6:52]
14. Snaut [7:36]
15. Kris's Visitor [7:15]
16. Part Two [2:57]
17. Contact [4:56]
18. Hari II [:00]
19. "The Door Opens the Other Way" [3:40]
20. Sartorius's Laboratory [3:53]
21. Home Movie [4:16]
22. An Encephalogram [5:27]
23. Hari's Story [5:11]
24. The Library [5:39]
25. The Hunters in the Snow [12:55]
26. Thirty Seconds of Weightlessness [3:33]
27. Liquid Oxygen [2:26]
28. "I'm Afraid" [7:22]
29. Kris's Wounds [5:32]
30. Letter from Hari [6:13]
31. The Meaning of Life [3:37]
32. The House [3:49]
1. Tarkovsky's Collaborators [3:09]
2. Donatas Banionis [8:14]
3. The Soviet Film Bureaucracy [6:31]
4. The Issue of Special Effects [3:05]
5. Narrative Consistency [5:13]
6. Tarkovsky and His Parents [2:23]
7. Moral Knowledge [4:48]
8. Russian and Western Audiences [4:54]
9. Clues [4:48]
10. Stanislaw Lem's Novel [2:26]
11. Yuri Yarvet [6:08]
12. The Sets: Kris's and Gibarian's Rooms [5:47]
13. Sculpted Time [6:52]
14. Sos Sarkisian [7:36]
15. Elliptical Shorthand [7:15]
16. Kris's Reasons [2:57]
17. How Could Hari Know? [4:56]
18. "Islands of Memory" [:00]
19. The Ocean's Motives [3:40]
20. Hari's Humanity [3:53]
21. A Dysfunctional Family [4:16]
22. Color and Texture [5:27]
23. Natalya Bondarchuk [5:11]
24. Western Culture [5:39]
25. Bach and Breughel [12:55]
26. Levitation as Motif [3:33]
27. Hari's Writing [2:26]
28. Solaris as Science Fiction [7:22]
29. Ambiguity [5:32]
30. Film Stocks [6:13]
31. Big Issues [3:37]
32. Questions and Possible Answers [3:49]

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Masterpiece. Wish they'd put out STALKER.
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