Stalker (Criterion Collection)

Stalker (Criterion Collection)

Image (1979)
Drama, Foreign, Mystery
Germany | Russian | Color | 2h 43min
Blu-ray Disc
| 1 disc
Region 1

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one's secret hopes come true.

Cast View all

Alisa Freyndlikh Zhena Stalkera
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy Stalker
Anatoliy Solonitsyn Pisatel
Nikolay Grinko Professor
Natalya Abramova Marta, doch Stalkera
Faime Jurno Sobesednitsa Pisatelya
E. Kostin Lyuger, khozyain kafe
Raymo Rendi Patrulnyy politseyskiy

Crew View all

Director Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer Andrei Tarkovsky, Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy
Producer Aleksandra Demidova
Photography Georgi Rerberg, Leonid Kalashnikov, Aleksandr Knyazhinskiy
Musician Eduard Artemev


Quantity 1
Seen it
Added Jul 18, 2017
Modified Sep 22, 2018


Bought at July 2017 B&N sale

Disc 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
Interviews from 2000 with set designer Rashit Safiullin and composer Eduard Artemyev
Interview from the mid-1990s with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu


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