WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

2001: A Space Odyssey: 25th Anniversary
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Dan Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan & Frank Miller

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML103104
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $69.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 139
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1968
(LD Release Date): 08/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Stankey Kubrick
(Screenplay/Written By): Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
(Story): NA
(Music): NA
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Tony Masters, Harry Lange & Ernest Archer
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Hardy Amies
(Editor): Ray Lovejoy
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Stanley Kubrick

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.20:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Stereo & 70mm 6 Track Mag Stereo
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
“2001: A Space Odyssey” is Stanley Kubrick’s critically acclaimed milestone film about an unforgettable space journey. The story moves mankind from the prehistoric birth of intelligence to the emergence of man as pure thought in a setting of interplanetary space.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz):
(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
(Deep Bass Challenging):
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
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(Aggressive Split Surround):
(Center Back Surround Imaging):
(Directionalized Dialogue):
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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