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. WithSolaris,the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky created a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.
New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
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 booklet featuring a new essay by critic Phillip Lopate and an appreciation by director Akira Kurosawa