8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick’s sprawling space saga has never looked better than it does on Blu-ray. For those weaned on the VHS or DVD editions, this 1080p/VC-1 transfer will come as a revelation – it’s like going from the Stone Age to the Space Age in one masterful jump-cut. Every trick in the trade has been used to make 2001: A Space Odyssey
look the best it possibly can. Images are awash with hereunto unseen detail, while the vibrant colour palate is truly a feast for the eyes. In short; this is what Blu-ray was invented for.
2001: A Space Odyssey
is a timeless classic that demands to be watched and analysed over a lifetime. Originally released in 1968, the visual effects still hold up to this day. (Indeed, the space scenes look so plausible, that some people are convinced Kubrik helped 'fake' the 1969 moon landing!