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An undisputed masterpiece, director Stanley Kubrick’s intelligent, visually stunning tale changed the face of sci-fi cinema.

Many of the special effects techniques now taken for granted were created to bring this film’s lavish visual imagery to the screen.

Chronicling the first contact between man and extraterrestrials, the film’s many delights include astronaut Keir Dullea’s battle with rogue computer HAL, the inspired use of The Blue Danube, an ape throwing a bone that turns into an orbiting spacecraft and the extraordinary space-walking climax.