This is the First Movie the Audience Will See in 8K Resolution

Keir Dullea in "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey will be the first movie ever to broadcast in 8K UHD resolution. The movie will be played for the Japanese audience on the NHK TV station, as reported by BBC.

“Warner Bros was able to scan the original film negatives, repair scratches and provide an 8K version of the film that captures the power and beauty of the original,” BBC writes.

The 8K resolution offers 16 times better video quality compared to high-definition standard. The only problem is that not many people have the hardware that supports such resolution. For those that do, this will be a spectacular experience.

“The many famous scenes become even more vivid, with the attention to detail of director Stanley Kubrick expressed in the exquisite images, creating the feeling of really being on a trip in space, allowing the film to be enjoyed for the first time at home,” NHK said in a statement.

The Japanese TV channel will also broadcast My Fair Lady (1964) in March next year.