Run time: 134 mins
Prepare yourselves; we’re cranking up the 70mm projectors and lacing up those mammoth reels. Overture, curtains, interval; it’s all there.
A technical marvel; Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi opus was indeed ahead of its time. This single ‘unrestored’ transfer goes back to the original print, which would never have happened if not for an effort to preserve the film in 1999, when the restoration team at Warner Bros were persuaded to clean up old negatives and strike new interpositives. In layman’s terms you’re seeing it as it was in 1968.
Kubrick always intended to invoke an emotional response rather than hard analysis despite the film feeling, in places, as cold and sterile as the monolith itself. I can’t pretend to know what really happens in the closing act, when Dave (Keir Dullea) truly heads toward infinity and beyond, but the series of images that follows is staggering to say the least. 2001 is a jaw-dropping piece of cinema that has lost none of its awe 50 years down the line. What we’re doing is to simply showcase this uncompromising film in its most uncompromised form. (research Jack Whiting) This original gaffer-tape sci-fi creation anticipating 2001 from 1968, is still being copied in 2018. Dont miss it here & now.