Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' Rumored for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (UPDATE: Release Date: May 8!!)

Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 at 01:29 PM PDT by
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Director Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece could be coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray later this year. UPDATE: Amazon is reporting a May 8 release.

According to a report from The Digital Bits, Warner Bros. is prepping 2001: A Space Odyssey for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

2001: A Space Odyssey spans from the dawn of man to its title year. Stone Age Earth: In the presence of a mysterious black obelisk, pre-humans discover the use of tools -- and weapons -- violently taking first steps toward intelligence. 1999: On Earth's moon astronauts uncover another mysterious black obelisk. 2001: Between Earth and Jupiter, the spacecraft's intelligent computer makes a mistake that kills most of the human crew -- then continues to kill to hide its error. Beyond Time: The sole survivor of the journey to Jupiter ascends to the next level of humanity.

Technical specs and supplements have not been revealed yet.

2001: A Space Odyssey was first released in 1968 and comes from writer/director Stanley Kubrick and co-writer Arthur C. Clarke. The movie stars Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, and Douglas Rain as the voice of the infamous HAL 9000 computer. A standard Blu-ray version of the film is currently available as a stand-alone disc or as part of the Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece Collection.

Source: The Digital Bits 

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