Stalker Film Still

Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky

 
Stalker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

18 Jul 2017

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Russia
  • 1979
  • 161 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.37:1
  • Russian
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  • Spine #888

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 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 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.

Cast

The Stalker’s wifeAlisa Freindlikh
The StalkerAleksandr Kaidanovsky
The WriterAnatoly Solonitsyn
The ProfessorNikolai Grinko
MonkeyNatasha Abramova

Disc 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
  • 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

Other Editions

Stalker (Criterion DVD)

18 Jul 2017

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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