Stalker Blu-Ray


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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 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.

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
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
An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu