Alexander Kaidanovsky
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky
Alexander Kaidanovsky
, Anatoli Solonitsin
Anatoli Solonitsin
, Nikolai Grinko
Nikolai Grinko
Andrei Tarkovsky

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Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, an allegorical science fiction film like his earlier Solaris, was adapted from the novel Picnic by the Roadside by brothers Boris Strugatsky and Arkady Strugatsky. The film follows three men -- the Scientist (Nikolai Grinko), the Writer (Anatoliy Solonitsyn), and the Stalker (Alexander Kaidanovsky) -- as they travel through a mysterious and forbidden territory in the Russian wilderness called the "Zone." In the Zone, nothing is what it seems. Objects change places, the landscape shifts and rearranges itself. It seems as if an unknown intelligence is actively thwarting any attempt to penetrate its borders. In the Zone, there is said to be a bunker, and in the bunker: a magical room which has the power to make wishes come true. The Stalker is the hired guide for the journey who has, through repeated visits to the Zone, become accustomed to its complex traps, pitfalls, and subtle distortions. Only by following his lead (which often involves taking the longest, most frustrating route) can the Writer and the Scientist make it alive to the bunker and the room. As the men travel farther into the Zone, they realize it may take something more than just determination to succeed: it may actually take faith. Increasingly unsure of their deepest desires, they confront the room wondering if they can, in the end, take responsibility for the fulfillment of their own wishes.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2017
UPC: 0715515201018
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:41:00
Sales rank: 13,972

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration; New Interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zone: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room; Interviews from 2000 Set Designer Rashit Safiullin and Composer Eduard Artemyev; Interview from the mid-1990s with Cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky; Plus: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alexander Kaidanovsky Stalker
Anatoli Solonitsin Writer
Nikolai Grinko Scientist
Alisa Freyndlikh Stalker's Wife
Natasha Abramova Actor
F. Yurma Actor
E. Kostin Actor
R. Rendi Actor
Emin Khachaturyan Conductor

Technical Credits
Andrei Tarkovsky Director,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Eduard Artemyev Score Composer
Alexandra Demidova Producer
Alexander Knyazhinsky Cinematographer
Boris Strugatsky Screenwriter
Arkady Strugatsky Screenwriter
Larisa Tarkovskaya Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stalker
1. Opening Credits [3:45]
2. "I Won't Let You Go" [9:31]
3. The Writer [2:40]
4. The Professor [5:55]
5. The Jeep [7:28]
6. The Train [3:47]
7. The Railcar [5:39]
8. Porcupine [5:03]
9. The Zone [3:40]
10. "Are We Ready To Start?" [5:10]
11. The Straight Path [12:57]
12. "Part Two" [8:22]
13. Resting [9:07]
14. Dream [:37]
15. The Pipe [8:04]
16. "You Certainly Are Lucky" [12:50]
17. A Phone Call [6:50]
18. The Threshold [10:39]
19. The Stalker's Wife [22:07]
20. Monkey [12:59]
1. Color Bars [4:21]
Disc #2 -- Stalker
1. Chapter 1 [29:09]
1. Chapter 1 [21:08]
1. Chapter 1 [14:23]
1. Chapter 1 [5:44]

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