Famous Names: Andrei Tartovsky (Director, Co-writer).

Crunchy Goodness: 4

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Re-makes: Steven Soderbergh's 2002 re-make was surprisingly good ... but died at the box office, as people don't want to see George Clooney confront the existential problems of the universe.

Most Painfully Dated Moment: Actually, the whole movie is pretty damn Soviet.

Life Lesson: Talk things over with your loved ones before you have to do it as part of a telepathically-induced hallucination.

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Review of Solaris at the Sci-Fi Movie Page