Details: 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.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES - 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 - More! - PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu