Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection

Introducing a 9-film Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray box set (SRP $148.95), a 9-film Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection DVD box set (SRP $74.92) and a new A Clockwork Orange: 40th Anniversary Edition (SRP $34.99). The new Blu-ray of A Clockwork Orange will be a 2-disc release including the new 25-minute Turning Like Clockwork documentary about the film’s “Ultra-violence” and its cultural impact and the Malcolm McDowell Looks Back featurette in which Malcolm McDowell reminiscences on closely working with legendary director Stanley Kubrick. It’ll also include the Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Malcolm! documentaries, and will come packaged in a Blu-ray Book with rare photos, production notes and more. The Stanley

Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray box set will include the A Clockwork Orange: 40th Anniversary Edition, along with new Blu-rays of Lolita and Barry Lyndon [These will initially ONLY be available in the Limited Edition Collection]and the previous Blu-ray editions of Spartacus (via Universal), Dr. Strangelove (via Sony), 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. It will come in a 40-page, hardcover book-style package. The same 9 films will also be available on DVD, with a slipcase and a 40-page softcover version of the book – that’s the Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection DVD set. So the good news is that you get 2 new films on Blu-ray, a new special edition of A Clockwork Orange (which includes Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures) and the book. The only real bad news is there’s no new extras on the other films, including 2001. And the fact that they’re probably the same Blu-rays (and DVDs) as previously released means a lot of duplication for serious Kubrick fans who may already own them. One added note: For those of you who’ve heard the news about Douglas Trumbull’s (currently cancelled) plans for a new documentary on the making of 2001, as well as potential deleted footage, we should point out that 2013 is the film’s 45th anniversary. So it’s always possible some of that content might emerge then.

We’ve confirmed that Disc Two of the A Clockwork Orange: 40th Anniversary Edition BD is also a Blu-ray, and the new O Lucky Malcolm! documentary is included in full HD. The Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures documentary is included on this disc as well, but in SD resolution (as originally produced). Also, be aware that for the time being the Lolita and Barry Lyndon Blu-rays will ONLY be available in the Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set (though realistically, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them released individually in time for the holidays or early next year). Meanwhile, here’s a look at the packaging for the BD box and A Clockwork Orange…

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