Official Trailer for the 50th Anniversary Re-Release of Kubrick's '2001'

April 22, 2018
Source: YouTube

2001: A Space Odyssey Trailer

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Warner Bros has unveiled a brand new trailer for the 50th anniversary re-release of Stanley Kubrick's seminal sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. We've already written about this before, since Christopher Nolan will be presenting a new 70mm print, struck from the original negative, at the Cannes Film Festival this May. After it premieres at the festival, WB will then prepare for a nationwide re-release in theaters all over America. "Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality." The movie won one Oscar in 1969 for Best Special Visual Effects. Now is your chance to see it again on the big screen. Get hyped with the new trailer (which shows the end!).

Here's the 50th anniversary trailer for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, from WB's YouTube:

2001: A Space Odyssey Movie

2001: A Space Odyssey Poster

Christopher Nolan will present this new 70mm restoration: "For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. This is the unrestored film - that recreates the cinematic event that audiences experienced fifty years ago."

2001: A Space Odyssey was written and directed by the late iconic English filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, of the movies The Killing, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. It's adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's novel of the same name, first published in 1968. Kubrick's 2001 was initially released in the US in April of 1968. Now the philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning cinematic milestone returns to theaters in the United States this summer. It will premiere (again) at the Cannes Film Festival this May. For more info and to get tickets to screenings, visit the film's official website. Who's planning to go see this?

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DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2018


Just bought this on BluRay lol last Thursday. But I got a chance to witness at my local film fest with a orchestra and the intermission once! Will never forget that moment!

Brandon Cole on Apr 23, 2018


It's a pitty that this fresh scanned version of the film do not inclue any of the 17 min. discarted footage found by Douglas Trumbull in the Kansas salt mines, at least as bonus on a future BluRay edition. The link:

Antonio Martinez Martinez on Apr 23, 2018


The purest expression of cinematic art ever. If it comes to a theater within driving distance, I'm there.

Chuck Anziulewicz on Apr 23, 2018


The films is an exquisite piece of artistry, of course. Just like its author. I'm still questioning its meaning ...

shiboleth on Apr 23, 2018


And that was what was/is so great about the movie

Tester on Apr 24, 2018


I agree. The music in that "trailer" was inappropriate. THIS is much better:

Chuck Anziulewicz on Apr 23, 2018



Chuck Anziulewicz on Apr 24, 2018


Let me see if I can explain it to you: An unseen intelligence (God? Extraterrestrials? Take your pick.) saves our apelike ancestors from almost certain extinction. They also leave a little burglar alarm on our Moon to let them know if their little experiment in evolutionary manipulation pays off. After we detect it and trigger it, the alarm's signal is aimed at the vicinity of Jupiter, so naturally we have to investigate. It's as though this unseen intelligence left a trail of breadcrumbs for us to follow. After the subplot involving the HAL 9000 computer ends, we are left with a single surviving astronaut, Dave Bowman, who encounters another monolith orbiting Jupiter. Unlike Monolith #1 (A teaching machine? A form of intellectual stimulation? Take your pick.) and Monolith #2 (The burglar alarm), Monolith #3 opens a wormhole to another part of the Universe where the intelligence resides. When Dave reaches that territory and put in surroundings that he can deal with, he is studied while his life passes in a surreal, time-distorted fashion. At last he is returned to Earth in a new, transcendent form, perhaps representing the future of the human species as we become a spacefaring race ourselves. At a purely sci-fi level, 2001: A Space Odyssey suggests that the evolution of our species was actually manipulated by an ancient extraterrestrial race. At a more philosophical level, the film is Stanley Kubrick's meditation about what the age of space flight could mean for the evolution of humankind. The film also has a lot to say about both the promise and peril of new technology. By using bones as tools, our apelike ancestors are able to kill for food, but they also learn how to kill one another. In the film's iconic match-cut, our first killing tool (a bone) becomes our most modern killing tool: The orbiting nuclear bomb. As for HAL 9000, he begins as a benign tool for helping us, but eventually "evolves" into something more self-aware, interested in self-preservation, even capable of murder. This is a film of very big ideas.

Chuck Anziulewicz on Apr 24, 2018


My all time fav. It's time for a rewatch.

Efterklang on Apr 24, 2018


is there a list of where and when this will be playing?? didnt see that info on the website

Adebisi's Hat on Apr 26, 2018


I'll have to stock up on stamps and brew up some cactus for the occasion. 😛

MzUnGu on May 7, 2018

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