Solaris [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Widescreen]

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Based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris centers on widowed psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), who is sent to a space station orbiting a water-dominated planet called Solaris to investigate the mysterious death of a doctor, as well as the mental problems plaguing the dwindling number of cosmonauts on the station. Finding the remaining crew to be behaving oddly and aloof, Kelvin is more than surprised when he meets his seven-years-dead wife Khari (Natalya Bondarchuk) on the station. It quickly becomes apparent that Solaris possesses something that brings out repressed memories and obsessions within the cosmonauts on the space station, leaving Kelvin to question his perception of reality. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1972 ~Cannes Film Festival, Solaris was remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Chapter List

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Opening Credits
2. Earth
3. Berton's Interrogation
4. A Floating Object
5. The Scientists' Debate
6. Family Relations
7. Truth
8. City of the Future
9. Bonfire
10. Lift-Off
11. Solaris
12. Gibarian's Message
13. Sartorius
14. Snaut
15. Kris' Visitor
16. Escape Pod
17. Contact
18. Hari II
19. "The Door Opens the Other Way"
20. Sartorius' Laboratory
21. Home Movie
22. An Encephalogram
23. Hari's Story
24. The Library
25. "Hunters in the Snow"
26. 30 Seconds of Weightlessness
27. Liquid Oxygen
28. "I'm Afraid"
29. Kris' Wounds
30. Letter From Hari
31. The Meaning of Life
32. The House
33. Color Bars
1. Tarkovsky's Collaborations
2. Donatas Banionis
3. The Soviet Film Bureaucracy
4. The Issue of Special Effects
5. Narrative Consistency
6. Tarkovsky & His Parents
7. Moral Knowledge
8. Russian & Western Audiences
9. Clues
10. Stanislaw Lem's Novel, "Solaris"
11. Yuri Yarvet
12. The Sets: Kris' & Gibarian's Rooms
13. Sculpted Time
14. Sos Sarkisian
15. Color vs. Black & White
16. Kris' Reasons
17. How Could Hari Know?
18. "Islands of Memory"
19. The Ocean's Motives
20. Hari's Humanity
21. A Dysfunctional Family
22. Color & Texture
23. Natalya Bondarchuk
24. Western Culture
25. Bach & Breughel
26. Levitation as a Motif
27. Hari's Writhing
28. "Solaris" as Science Fiction
29. Ambiguity
30. Film Stocks
31. Big Issues
32. Questions & Possible Answers
33. Color Bars