Warner Brother Home Entertainment has officially announced plans to bring the 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed Sci-Fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” in a new restoration to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 18th. The release received a restoration, as mentioned, but not a lot of detail yet on the exact process. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Yes, no Atmos on this release, sadly. The title is available for PRE-ORDER already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this “combo pack” release, including a remastered Blu-ray Disc of the film, are listed below.
- Audio with Commentary from Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood (on 4K & Blu-ray)
- “Channel Four Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth“
- “Standing on the Shoulder’s of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001“
- “Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001“
- “What Is Out There?”
- “2001: FX and Early Conceptual Art”
- “Look: Stanley Kubrick!”
- 11/27/66 Interview with Stanley Kubrick [Audio Only]
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Premium Booklet
- Art Cards
This is going to be something wonderful. I, personally, cannot wait!