This Is The Year! Mar 29, 2010
When you see this entry in the catalogue, it reads: 2010 (1984). Could any connections to dating our civilization be more prophetic? 1984 came and went without incident. 2001, the first installment of this series, came and went without incident. We now live in 2010 and reality does not appear as if it will catch up this time either.
GENRE: SciFi near term solar system exploration
CAST: Roy scheider, John Lithgow, Bob Balaban, Helen Mirren and Keir Dullea
REVIEW: This is a very well imagined, scripted, planned, casted ans executed follow-up to the stellar 2001. It seems the aliens of the Monolith weren't quite through with us after our first encounter, where they just announced their existence. This time they have a message.
The DVD has a bonus features of a behind the scenes look of how the filming was achieved. Of special note is that Kubrick had all the hardware of 2001 destroyed so they couldn't show up in cheap future SciFi flicks. So, what we see here is a stunningly successful recreation of the models and hardware of the earlier episode. There is also interview footage with Arthur C. Clarke, the author.