The ground-breaking science fiction film “2001 A Space Odyssey” from filmmaking legend Stanley Kubrick returns to UK cinemas in November after a complete digital restoration. This new trailer has been created for Kubrick’s 1968 “2001 A Space Odyssey” in advance of its re-release as part of British Film Institute’s sci-fi season.
The film follows a mission into space after humanity finds a mysterious, unnatural and obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface. Humans have uncovered the monolith and set out on a mission to the outer reaches of our system with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000 on a quest to discover its origins. The film elicited strong reaction by audiences, transfixing many and confounding others. Roger Ebert wrote about the film in 1968:
Two out of three people who see it will assure you it is too long, or too difficult, or (worst of all) merely science fiction, In fact, it is a beautiful parable about the nature of man. Perhaps it is the nature of man not to wish to know too much about his own nature. Read more.
From the Hollywood Reporter announcement:
Ahead of the digitally restored film’s special limited U.K. release on Nov. 28 as part of the British Film Institute’s “Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder” season, a new trailer commission by the BFI and Warner Bros. has now been unveiled. Created by Ignition Creative London, the trailer is the first for this title in four decades, and uses Hal as the central figure to create an intensely eerie experience. In a statement released Tuesday, Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s executive producer described the clip as “the best trailer for this film I have ever seen! To use Hal’s voice is brilliant.” Read more.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Written by Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay) and Arthur C. Clarke (story “The Sentinel”). Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Glenn Beck, Ed Bishop and Douglas Rain.
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