Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Romance, Science-Fiction, Theatrical Release, Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy, Remake, Space Travel, Outer Space, Based On A Novel, Science Fiction
Solaris Widescreen Version DVD Description
Steven Soderbergh (OCEAN'S ELEVEN, TRAFFIC) delivers yet another inspired remake with this pensive sci-fi drama based on the book by Stanislaw Lem. Taking his cue from Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 epic of the same name, Soderbergh boldly chooses atmosphere over action, crafting a profoundly meditative work that will challenge audiences for many years to come. George Clooney plays Chris Kelvin, a therapist who is sent to a space station near the planet of Solaris in order to investigate a series of mysterious happenings. When he arrives, he finds only two surviving crew members, the hyper-strange Snow (Jeremy Davies) and ultra-paranoid Gordon (Viola Davis). Unable to make sense of their fear and confusion, Chris soon discovers the reason for their anxiety. In a seemingly implausible turn of events caused by Solaris's bizarre energy levels, Chris's deceased wife Rhea (Natascha McElhone) reappears. Fully aware that Rhea is only a figment of his memory, Chris is nonetheless unable to dismiss her due to the tragic events surrounding her death. He must somehow find a way to bid farewell to Rhea once and for all without collapsing under the weight of his own guilty conscience. Soderbergh's dream of a motion picture successfully balances philosophy with romance, telling a familiar tale of love and loss in a strikingly original way.
Region 1 Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Digital Surround - English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Trailers Audio Commentary: Steven Soderbergh - Director and James Cameron - Producer Featurette: 1. HBO "Making of" Special 2. Steven Soderbergh's "Making of SOLARIS" Special Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Selection Text/Photo Galleries: Stills/Photos: SOLARIS Screenplay Stills