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    Added on: 22/7/2017 10:24
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    Stalker (The Criterion Collection)

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    Running Time: 161 Minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, a meditation on film itself—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

    Special Features:
    •New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    •New interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
    •Interviews from 2002 with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky, set designer Rashit Safiullin, and composer Eduard Artemyev
    •PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

    Video Tracks:
    Colour 1.37:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Russion Uncompressed Mono

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    Directed By:
    Andrei Tarkovsky

    Written By:

    Alisa Freyndlikh
    Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy Anatoliy Solonitsyn

    Soundtrack By:
    Eduard Artemev

    Director of Photography:
    Aleksandr Knyazhinskiy

    Lyudmila Feyginova

    Costume Designer:
    Nelli Fomina

    Production Designer:
    Andrei Tarkovsky

    Executive Producer:
    Aleksandra Demidova

    Criterion Collection

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