It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Andrei Tarkovsky‘s sci-fi classic “Stalker.” Earlier this week, when the Criterion Collection announced that “Stalker” would be included in its upcoming calendar of Blu-ray releases, we called “Stalker” one of the greatest films of all time and a gargantuan viewing experience, especially if you’re lucky enough to catch it in theaters. And now we’re pleased to share an exclusive look at the new trailer for the gorgeous new edition of Tarkovsky’s seminal work, courtesy of Janus Films.
While the film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in July, New York residents — or those willing to take a day trip to New York — will be able to catch an advance screening of Tarkovsky’s remastered movie on the big screen thanks to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center will begin a theatrical run of the film’s new edition beginning on May 5, making this yet another essential repertory screening in an already crowded summer lineup. Here’s the full description of the premiere, courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center website:
This May at the Film Society, experience the mysteries and revelations of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 science fiction masterpiece in a new digital restoration. Twenty years ago a falling object decimated a provincial Russian town, and those who later went near the crash site — now known as The Zone — disappeared. Access is strictly prohibited, but outsiders can still get in with the help of a “stalker.” Inside The Zone is The Room, within which secret wishes can be granted. Based on the novel “Roadside Picnic” by the Strugatsky brothers, “Stalker” is a visually extraordinary and philosophically provocative fable about the limits of knowledge — personal, scientific, and spiritual. New digital restoration by Mosfilm. A Janus Films release.
Whether you catch the film in theaters or wait until the Blu-ray release, “Stalker” is going to be another Criterion Collection title you won’t want to miss.