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Old 04-05-2006, 13:49   #1
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Question 2010: The Year We Make Contact

After watching 2001 again (I saw it ages ago on VHS, then got the rubbish first release DVD) on the new WB DVD - looked and sounded 100x better! - I'm now interested in seeing '2010' again.

Is there any news on a better DVD version? Better transfer and sound?

I can't really remember the film but I saw the trailer on the original DVD release of 2001 and it looked okay.

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Old 04-05-2006, 14:03   #2
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All versions are the same non-anamorphic transfer. One version has a Making-Of that's not on other discs (consults DVDCompare): it's the R1. But I'd rather eat my own face than buy non-anamorphic 2.35:1 NTSC.

I haven't seen anything regarding a better disc on the horizon: I doubt it, because it's hardly a big seller.
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Old 04-05-2006, 14:26   #3
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More's the pitty because it such a good film. In fact i only watched this again few days ago and not only does the SFX hold up well today but you release how much has been ripped from this film for The Abyss!!

Basically if you liked Abyss then you'll like this, they're very similer films

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I think I'll pick up the DVD even though it wont be the best version.

I'm sure I liked this film and would really like to see it again.

I've got a strong image of loads of monoliths in a jungle... was this in this film?

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One monolith in the jungle at the end
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One monolith in the jungle at the end
I was going to say at the end! I'm sure the monolith is to the left hand side of the screen and there is a lake to the right. i think the camera pans across and then you see the monolith.

How come my memory is good when it comes to things like this but I can't rmember what I did 5 mins ago?!

I think I saw this film in the late 80s.

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Old 04-05-2006, 15:15   #7
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It's next on TCM on Wednesday May 24th at 22:35 if you want to save a few pennies! They show it letterboxed.
"Behind the Scenes - The Making of 2010" is after it at 00:50 as well!
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It was on the Sci-Fi Channel last Saturday. I love these films and it always pains me to see that Warner Bros never released a nice box set with both films and some special features. There has been so many documentaries on these films over the years. It would be so easy to have a three disc special edition of movie on each disc and a third disc filled with the documentaries.
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Personally, I lose heart once John Lithgow starts wearing his dead little Russian friend's cap, but hey ho.
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It's next on TCM on Wednesday May 24th at 22:35 if you want to save a few pennies! They show it letterboxed.
"Behind the Scenes - The Making of 2010" is after it at 00:50 as well!
Thanks for that. Can I get that on Freeview?

I don't have Sky!

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Oh sorry, I could've sworn it was on Freeview. Seems it's only on Freeview via the TopUp option.
http://www.tcmonline.co.uk/info/gettcm.jsp

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I was going to say at the end! I'm sure the monolith is to the left hand side of the screen and there is a lake to the right. i think the camera pans across and then you see the monolith.
They were going to include an apeman missing link (can't remember if they shot this) turning and looking past the camera towards the new sun in the sky. Sort of going back to the beginning of 2001. But I think they decided against it as it was perhaps a bit too literal.

Reading Clarke's Childhood's End is probably one of the best primers for watching 2001 as it is far more literal with the whole uplift theme. Of course there's a ton of uplift stories.

The SFX were shot mainly using the backlight/frontlight method as the light levels they used were so low that they wanted remove the chances of blue-spill as much as possible (some unrepeatable elements were shot against a blue-screen) similar to the "Sulaco" model shots in Aliens. Most of the shots of the Monolith are actually matte paintings.
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The SFX were shot mainly using the backlight/frontlight method as the light levels they used were so low that they wanted remove the chances of blue-spill as much as possible (some unrepeatable elements were shot against a blue-screen) similar to the "Sulaco" model shots in Aliens. Most of the shots of the Monolith are actually matte paintings.
Do you mean rear/front projection? Hyams was fairly big on this (Outland uses Introvision quite efficiently).
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My wife only saw this movie a few weeks ago and commented that all the SFX were very good and was surprised that it holds up very well today.

Good old model making over CGI anyday baby!
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My wife only saw this movie a few weeks ago and commented that all the SFX were very good and was surprised that it holds up very well today.

Good old model making over CGI anyday baby!
Damn right!

Some if the SFX in 2001 still look amazing! The shuttle and rotating space station near the start look so real!

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Do you mean rear/front projection? Hyams was fairly big on this (Outland uses Introvision quite efficiently).
Well to be really confusing the live action scenes needing optical effects were shot against a front projection blue-screen developed by John Dysktra's Apogee.

But the models were shot in multi-passes for the various different light exposures and a final one with the model sans lighting shot against a white board so you get a black silhouette to produce the mattes.

It was the same company EEG, re-named Boss Film under the ownership of Richard Edlund from Ghostbusters/2010 onwards, that used the same method to shoot the miniatures on CE3K and Blade Runner. There are no blue-screen shots in either of those two films. It was the methodology introduced on 2001 refined further on Silent Running and applied to those two later films.
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Ain't this in the wrong forum?

Anyway, I liked this film when I saw it on telly. Not as good as 2001, which is really beautiful to watch IMO.
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