Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Stanley Kubrick Box Set: The Best Shit Ever!

As you might have read, right here, A Clockwork Orange is my favorite movie of all time. I have the single full screen DVD edition which, is alright since its really the only edition that used to be available, but now a special edition is coming... with a second disk full of goodies.... on Blu Ray!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the cherry on the cake! This year so far I have gotten The Wizard, Monster Squad, and Flash Gordon all on DVD for the first time! And this is the greatest of them all!!! My life is complete.

Warner has just officially revealed the details on its upcoming Stanley Kubrick special editions, which are due on 10/23. The Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick box set (SRP $79.92) is a 6-film, 10-disc set that includes new special editions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut and The Shining, along with a Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition and the previously released documentary, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures. All of these films will be available separately on Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD (save for the documentary) for $28.99 each. DVD versions will also be available for $26.99 each. All of these films have been newly remastered and are approved by the Kubrick estate. In addition, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket are all debuting in anamorphic widescreen format.

The 2-disc 2001: A Space Odyssey - Special Edition will include audio commentary with stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, an audio-only interview with Kubrick, the Channel 4 documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth, 5 featurettes (Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001, Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001, 2001: A Space Odyssey - A Look Behind the Future, 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork and Look: Stanley Kubrick!) and the film's theatrical trailer.

The 2-disc A Clockwork Orange: Special Edition will include audio commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman, the Channel 4 documentary Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange, the Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange and O Lucky Malcolm! featurettes, and the film's theatrical trailer.

The 2-disc Eyes Wide Shut: Special Edition will feature both the R and Unrated versions of the film, along with scene specific audio commentary by Sydney Pollack and historian Peter Loewenberg, the Channel 4 documentary The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut, the Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick featurette, Kubrick's 1998 DGA D.W. Griffith Award acceptance speech, an interview gallery featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg, the film's theatrical trailer and TV spots.

The 2-disc The Shining: Special Edition will offer audio commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter, The Making of the Shining documentary with optional commentary by Vivian Kubrick, 3 featurettes (View from the Overlook: Crafting the Shining, The Visions of Stanley Kubrick and Wendy Carlos, Composer) and the film's theatrical trailer.

Finally, the single-disc Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition will include audio commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks, the Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil featurette and the film's theatrical trailer. It's already available on both Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD formats.

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