They’re considered two of the greatest films ever made, and now both have scored trailers for new restorations ahead of a Blu-ray release later this year.
Following the recent theatrical run of the ‘unrestored’ 70mm print of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Stanley Kubrick’s iconic sci-fi classic is headed to 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray on October 30th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The new disc was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative and includes both a remixed and restored 5.1 DTS-HD master audio track, as well as the original 1968 six-track theatrical audio mix (formatted for 5.1 DTS-HD master audio).
The other title is “Andrei Rublev,” a painter biopic which is considered a stone cold masterpiece from Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, which will be coming to Criterion. Tarkovsky only did seven films in his time (his most well known is arguably the original “Solaris”) and recently restorations of the iconic “Stalker” and “Ivan’s Childhood” have also been released by Criterion.
Janus Films will release the film theatrically later this summer from August 24th in New York City ahead of a nationwide roll-out and then a September 25th Blu-ray release. Both Tarkovsky’s preferred 185-minute cut and the censored version by Russian authorities will be on the disc, with the preferred cut being the theatrical release.