Solaris

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Solaris

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Released in 1972, Solaris is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's 2001, but although both bring a metaphysical dimension to bear on space exploration, Solaris has a claustrophobic intensity which grips the attention over spans of typically Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by his past in the guise of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is either a revelation or a conceit, depending on your viewpoint.

Actors: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky

DVD Special Features:

  • Filmographies
  • Stills Gallery
  • Andrei Tarkovsky and Stainslaw Lem biographies
  • Interview with actress Natalya Bondarchuk
  • Lead actor Donatas Banionas featurette
  • Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky's sister Marina Tarkovskaya
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese and Russian
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack in English, Russian and French
  • Enhanced for Widescreen TVs
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Product Description

Solaris

Synopsis

Released in 1972, Solaris is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's 2001, but although both bring a metaphysical dimension to bear on space exploration, Solaris has a claustrophobic intensity which grips the attention over spans of typically Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by his past in the guise of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is either a revelation or a conceit, depending on your viewpoint.

Actors: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky

DVD Special Features:

  • Filmographies
  • Stills Gallery
  • Andrei Tarkovsky and Stainslaw Lem biographies
  • Interview with actress Natalya Bondarchuk
  • Lead actor Donatas Banionas featurette
  • Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky's sister Marina Tarkovskaya
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese and Russian
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack in English, Russian and French
  • Enhanced for Widescreen TVs
CONTINUE READING
Additional Information
Language Russian
Level Intermediate
Media Type DVD
Film Genre Drama
Classification PG
Subtitles English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
Run Time (Mins) 159
Region Region 2
Number of disks 2
DVD Format Black & White, Colour, PAL, Widescreen
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