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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.

  • 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
  • Interviews from 2000 with set designer Rashit Safiullin and composer Eduard Artemyev
  • Interview from the mid-1990s with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

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.

  • 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
  • Interviews from 2000 with set designer Rashit Safiullin and composer Eduard Artemyev
  • Interview from the mid-1990s with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

Extras

  • 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
  • Interviews from 2000 with set designer Rashit Safiullin and composer Eduard Artemyev
  • Interview from the mid-1990s with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050629100938
Catalogue Number CC2782BDUK
Product contents Single disc
Year 1979
Director Tarkovsky, Andrei
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Criterion Collection
Countries Russian
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Colour Colour
Sound Russian: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Subtitles English SDH
Language(s) Russian
Running time 161 mins
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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