Giving 2001: A Space Odyssey a Good Smack!

On October 23, Warner Home Video will launch the first in their new series featuring influential films from some of history’s greatest directors, starting with Stanley Kubrick.

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Among the new films, “2001: A Space Odyssey” has been newly remastered and looks to be coming out in HD and Blu-Ray, etc. It’s Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) and stands as an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. The film was Oscar nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Whether you should buy it, we leave that up to you, but we’ve given it a good Smack twice in the last year:

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Drawing inspiration from career experiences as a CNN correspondent, TV Academy chairman, creator of five produced primetime network TV series, and fast-food frycook, Bryce is the Editor-in-Chief of "Movie Smackdown." While he freely admits to having written the screenplay for the reviewer-savaged "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," he hopes the fact that he also won the Writers Guild award a couple of years ago will cause you to cut him some slack. That, plus the fact that he has a new StudioCanal produced feature film, “The Last Battle,” shooting this summer in Europe about the end of World War II. He's also a member of the Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild, and a past enthusiast of the Merry Marvel Marching Society. His new what-if book series, “Breakpoint,” just won the prestigious Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and has so far tackled JFK not being assassinated and The Beatles staying together.

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