Andrei Tarkovsky’s hypnotic sci-fi masterpiece, a visually astonishing journey…

The final Soviet feature by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Solaris) is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a scientist 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 rumoured to fulfil 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
  • New interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
  • Interview from 2002 with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
  • Interview from 2002 with set designer Rashit Safiullin
  • Interview from 2002 with composer Eduard Artemyev
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

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studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 161 mins approx.
Director:
  • Andrei Tarkovsky
Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • Alisa Freyndlikh
  • Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy
  • Anatoliy Solonitsyn
  • Nikolay Grinko
  • Natalya Abramova
  • Faime Jurno
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1979
Main Language:
  • Russian
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • B
Brand:
  • The Criterion Collection

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s hypnotic sci-fi masterpiece, a visually astonishing journey…

The final Soviet feature by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Solaris) is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a scientist 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 rumoured to fulfil 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
  • New interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
  • Interview from 2002 with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
  • Interview from 2002 with set designer Rashit Safiullin
  • Interview from 2002 with composer Eduard Artemyev
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

Click Images to Enlarge

studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 161 mins approx.
Director:
  • Andrei Tarkovsky
Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • Alisa Freyndlikh
  • Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy
  • Anatoliy Solonitsyn
  • Nikolay Grinko
  • Natalya Abramova
  • Faime Jurno
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1979
Main Language:
  • Russian
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • B
Brand:
  • The Criterion Collection
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