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Cinema re-release for 2001: A Space Odyssey

1 of 1 Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is returning to cinemas
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is returning to cinemas

Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey is being given a re-release and will return to cinemas later this year.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced plans to redistribute a sci-fi movie that tells the story of the discovery of a strange artefact buried on the moon and mankind's subsequent quest for it.

The re-release ties in with the BFI's 2014 Science Fiction blockbuster project, which will be presented in London between October and December and promises "a historical and thematic exploration" of the best of the genre.

In 2010, Warner Bros were rumoured to have unearthed footage of 2001: A Space Odyssey that had been cut from the original edit of the movie.

There is not yet any indication that the 17 minutes of recovered scenes will be featured in the upcoming re-release.

This isn’t the first time that a Kubrick film has been re-released and it's fifth time around for 2001 as it previously returned to the cinema in 1974, 1977, and again in 1980.

In 2012, his horror classic The Shining was re-released.

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