Malcolm McDowell Classics on DVD13 Oct, 2007 By: Kyra Kudick
O Lucky Man!
Warner Home Video Oct. 23 will release two special-edition DVDs of films starring Malcolm McDowell — A Clockwork Orange and O Lucky Man!
In Stanley Kubrick's controversial adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange, McDowell plays Alex, an amoral punk who is briefly brainwashed into behaving as a proper citizen. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1971: best picture, best director, writing and film editing.
A Clockwork Orange: Special Edition will be available on standard-definition DVD ($26.99), as well as HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc ($28.99 each). The DVD also is part of the Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick boxed set ($79.92), which includes remastered versions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.
O Lucky Man! makes its debut on DVD in a two-disc special edition at $19.97. McDowell is credited with providing the original idea for the Lindsay Anderson comedy. He stars as Mick Travis, an ambitious but naive traveling coffee salesman. The film co-stars Ralph Richardson, Helen Mirren, Arthur Lowe, Rachel Roberts and Mona Washbourne.
Both McDowell titles have new special features for the special-edition release, including commentaries and new featurettes.