Steven Soderbergh's Solaris is a remake of a sci-fi classic by the same name made by a late Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky exactly thirty years ago. This is what in Hollywood should be called a mopping-up operation, sweeping the curious cinephiles stuck in little art theaters and delivering them into same multiplexes. As if on cue, The Criterion Collection is putting on a DVD version of the original Solaris. Coincidence? Try synergy.
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