Warner to Release ‘Clockwork Orange,’ Kubrick Set on Blu-ray14 Feb, 2011 By: Billy Gil
Warner Home Video celebrates four decades of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with the release of A Clockwork Orange on Blu-ray Disc May 31, as well as a nine-film set titled Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection.
Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange starred Malcolm McDowell in a controversial, dystopian tale of a young gang leader who is brutally reconditioned. The $34.99 two-disc Blu-ray release will include two newly made bonus features: “Turning Like Clockwork,” a 25 minute documentary about the film’s depiction of “Ultra-violence” and its cultural impact, and a featurette with McDowell. Also included are two feature-length documentaries and a 40-page Blu-ray book with photos, production notes and more.
May 31 also will see the release of Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray ($148.95) and DVD ($74.92). The 10-disc collection has every Kubrick film made since 1960, including the film and content from A Clockwork Orange: 40th Anniversary Edition, the Blu-ray debuts of Lolita and Barry Lyndon, as well as Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. The Blu-ray version will have 40-page hardcover book exploring Kubrick’s work, while the DVD version includes a 40-page soft-cover book.
A Clockwork Orange: 40th Anniversary Edition and the other films, except for Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove, also will be made available on demand and for download on iTunes.