2001 blu Ray

In regards to the uneducated 2.35:1 zealot reviewer, as a Director of Photography, I can state unequivocally that 2001 is supposed to be in 2.20:1 aspect ratio. It was shot in 2.20:1. It was not shot in Cinemascope (or anamorphic Panavision), which is 2.35:1. It was shot with straight lenses in Super Panavision 70 (65mm negative, 70mm projection print with soundtrack). Super Panavision 70 is a 2.20:1 aspect ratio format. When you are watching a 70mm print in a theater you are watching 2.20:1, which was never as wide as the anamorphic formats. Learn your aspect ratios.

Not to mention the fact that Kubrick went to the extraordinary effort of exposing his special effects composite shots as successive passes on the original undeveloped 65mm negative (after it being held sometimes in refrigeration for up to a year or more waiting for the next pass) so that all the composite visual elements are first generation on the original camera negative, rather than the cheaper and more common optical composite dupe negative inserts. Amazing. That is why it looks as good as it does. No optical negative generations.

A Beautiful Film…and one of the best executions of the 70mm format ever.

A true Visual Masterpiece.

Amazon.com: 2001 – A Space Odyssey (Two-Disc Special Edition): Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Alan Gifford, Ann Gillis, Vivian Kubrick, Frank Miller, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter, Sean Sullivan, Margaret Tyzack, John Ashley, David Hines, John Alcott, Geoffrey Unsworth, György Ligeti, Stanley Kubrick: Movies & TV

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