March 27, 2017

Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange” getting anniversary Blu-ray


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 1971 film “A Clockwork Orange” turns 40 this year and will commemorate the anniversary with a Blu-ray edition loaded with behind-the-scenes clips and extensive “Making of” features.

Warner Home Video’s two-disc set, due out on May 31, includes “two newly-produced bonus features: ‘Turning Like Clockwork.’ a 25-minute documentary about the film’s “ultra-violence” and its cultural impact, and a short documentary where Malcolm McDowell reminiscences on working closely with the legendary director,” according to a release. This two-disc edition “will also contain the feature-length documentaries, ‘Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures’ and ‘O Lucky Malcolm,’” as well as a 40-page Blu-ray book with rare photos and production notes.

That’s the tip of the iceberg, though, for McDowell and “Clockwork Orange” fans.

From the release:

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival will launch the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece with a special screening of a digitally restored copy of the film, joined by McDowell, Kubrick’s widow Christiane and brother-in-law Jan Harlan, executive producer on several of Kubrick’s films.

Anniversary screenings will continue with a special event May 25 at New York’s The Museum of Modern Art with McDowell participating in a panel discussion. In the early fall, Malcolm McDowell will be feted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences which will include a screening of A Clockwork Orange at AMPAS, Los Angeles.

Continuing the celebration, WHV will also release the Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray ($148.95 SRP ) May 31 — an unprecedented 9-film, 10-disc collection, which contains every film the director made since1960. The collection features the film and bonus content from A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition, the Blu-ray debuts of Lolita and Barry Lyndon, as well as the feature films Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

To continue teasing the “Clockwork” release, Warner has provided us with this exclusive trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96lMX4zlGKE

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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