Solaris (#1164)

Type: New Blu-Ray

Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his consciousness. With Solaris, the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky created a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.



  • Soviet Union
  • 1972
  • 166 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Russian
  • Spine #164


  • New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by Andrei Tarkovsky scholars Vida Johnson and Graham Petrie
  • Nine deleted and alternate scenes
  • Video interviews with actress Natalya Bondarchuk, cinematographer Vadim Yusov, art director Mikhail Romadin, and composer Eduard Artemyev
  • Excerpt from a documentary about Stanislaw Lem, the author of the film’s source novel
  • New subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Phillip Lopate and an appreciation by director Akira Kurosawa

New cover by Sam Smith