Director Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece could be coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray later this year.
According to a report from The Digital Bits, Warner Bros. is prepping 2001: A Space Odyssey for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Though the release has not been officially confirmed yet, The Digital Bits' retail and studio sources indicate that the disc is being eyed for a March or April street date to coincide with the film's 50th Anniversary.
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, but an official announcement is expected soon with more details. We'll update this page when Warner Bros. releases more information.
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