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A Clockwork Orange (Widescreen)

Malcolm McDowell , Patrick Magee , Stanley Kubrick    R (Restricted)   DVD
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Stanley Kubrick's striking visual interpretation of Anthony Burgess's famous novel is a masterpiece. Malcolm McDowell delivers a clever, tongue-in-cheek performance as Alex, the leader of a quartet of droogs, a vicious group of young hoodlums who spend their nights stealing cars, fighting rival gangs, breaking into people's homes, and raping women. While other directors would simply exploit the violent elements of such a film without subtext, Kubrick maintains Burgess's dark, satirical social commentary. We watch Alex transform from a free-roaming miscreant into a convict used in a government experiment that attempts to reform criminals through an unorthodox new medical treatment. The catch, of course, is that this therapy may be nothing better than a quick cure-all for a society plagued by rampant crime. A Clockwork Orange works on many levels--visual, social, political, and sexual--and is one of the few films that hold up under repeated viewings. Kubrick not only presents colorfully arresting images, he also stylizes the film by utilizing classical music (and Wendy Carlos's electronic classical work) to underscore the violent scenes, which even today are disturbing in their display of sheer nihilism. Ironically, many fans of the film have missed that point, sadly being entertained by its brutality rather than being repulsed by it. --Bryan Reesman

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EDITOR'S NOTE: According to a Warner Home Video technician involved in the production of The Stanley Kubrick Collection, Kubrick authorized all aspects of the Collection, from the use of Digital Component Video (or "D-1") masters originally approved in 1989, to the use of minimalist screen menus, chapter stops, and (in the case of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining on DVD) supplementary materials. Full-screen presentation of The Shining and Full Metal Jacket was also approved by Kubrick, who recomposed his original framing, reportedly believing that those films looked best on video in the full-screen format. (In fact, the original theatrical aspect ratio of The Shining was 1.66:1, meaning that a relatively small portion of the image is lost.) Kubrick also chose mono over stereo, believing that inconsistencies in theatrical sound systems resulted in loss of control over theatrical presentation. In every respect, the Warner spokesman said, the films in the Collection remain as Kubrick approved them. Any future attempt to remaster or alter them would have to be approved by an appointee of the Kubrick estate.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orange clock still keeps time July 1 2010
Format:Blu-ray
This movie is a genuine classic. The picture quality on Blue-ray is outstanding. Amazing what these guys can do with old film. If you have never viewed this movie...what are you waiting for ? The sound track isn't going to blow anyone away, so this movie isn't going to show off that aspect of your home theatre, but the story and picture more than make up for it.This is a must have title for anyones collection. Also, there is a recent interview with Malcolm McDowell and his friends and family that id definately worth a watch.Many of the movies from this time period haven't aged well as far as the story lines go. But Kubrick was way ahead of his time when he put this movie out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Substance and Style! July 19 2004
By jcb02
Format:DVD
Perhaps the greatest irony in "A Clockwork Orange" occurs in the scene where Alex is reading the Bible in prison. He informs the viewer that he loves the violence and sex contained in the first part, but really has no use for the preaching in the latter half. I've come across a lot of folks who have seen this flick and it never fails- there are many out there who, like Alex and the Bible, love the brutality of the first hour of the film, and cannot abide the preachy second half. If you are one of those, stop reading this review.
"A Clockwork Orange" is an ingenious comparison of two theories of punishment- retributivism and utilitarianism. Debate has raged over the proper role of a criminal justice system. Is the goal to punish the criminal according to the old eye for an eye standard (retributivism) or to reform the criminal into a useful, law abiding citizen (utilitarianism)? At the outset, many people dismiss utilitarian values as a lot of liberal silliness: soft on crime. A more important question is whether we should reform criminals whether they desire to be reformed or not for the good of society. One of the more interesting aspects of this film is that is shows utilitarianism can be a far more brutal method than retributivism, contrary to popular thought.
Here we have the debate crystallized as if the proponents of both, Kant and Bentham, were debating the merits before our very eyes through the characters on screen. Alex is unquestionably rotten to the core; he maims and rapes helpless victims for laughs. The first hour of the film is dedicated to underscoring this point. When Alex is apprehended by the authorities, he is dealt with in the old fashioned Kantian way- punishment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm laughing at clouds July 18 2004
Format:DVD
"A Clockwork Orange" is screenplay writer/director/producer Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of the book of the same name by Anthony Burgess. The dialog includes some of Burgess' made-up language from the book.
The plot revolves around Alex de Large and his group of friends who are very violent, and get their kicks by raping and assaulting people. After Alex and friends commit various crimes, Alex is finally arrested and put in prison with a sentence of 14 years. Eventually, his sentence is commuted in exchange for him undergoing experimental aversion therapy which makes him physically ill at the thought of sex or violence. However, it also makes him hate Beethoven's 9th Symphony which was played as background music to some aversion films during treatment. After an attempted suicide, Alex is re-treated with apologies by the government for inhuman treatment, and Alex appears he will resume his old ways.
This movie is highly stylized, including wardrobe, hairdo's (mom has purple hair, another woman had dark blue hair), set dressing, location and props. There is a fair amount of full frontal nudity of both sexes, and some stylized and slow-motion violence. Kubrick has made some good and bad movies, but this is his most stylized and over-the-top effort. Not for everyone.
DVD has chapters, English or French spoken language, several subtitle languages, a trailer and list of awards.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a very interesting way of getting a point across July 1 2004
Format:DVD
I have recently gotten into punk music. Im not talking the new wave, fake pop punk, i mean the old 70-80s punk, when the songs actually had a statement. Obviously, i ran into the Adicts, and i loved them. I heard that they are loosely based on Alex's "droogs" in this movie, in how they dress in boiler suits, so i thought i would check it out. Right from the out start of the movie, Alex begins to beat a homeless person, simply because he doesn't like the homeless. From that point on, you can't help but get the feeling that you shouldn't be watching the movie, yet you can't keep your eyes off of it. The movie throws you into a whirlwind of emotions, what with the hate that grows in you towards Alex for his truly hanous acts of rape and violence (or "the old in out," and "a bit of the old ultra-violence," as Alex puts it.) Kubrick does a great job of truly making you think that Alex deserves all he has coming to him.
Alex and his droogs are out one night, ready to take their next female victim, and the group agrees, without alex of course, that they are tired of him being the boss. Alex goes into the womans house, and after killing her with a giant ciramic male organ (if you know what i mean), runs out the front door, only to meet a milk bottle directly to his face from one of his droog buddies. his friends make a clean getaway and Alex is taken by the police and put into a catholic prison of sorts. While their he learns about the bible, and begins thinking things quite disturbing, such as being the one whip Christ on the way to his death (like i said disturbing.)
Eventually Alex gets in the good graces of the pastor and is sent to a program which is basically a complete brainwash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best movies ever, Stanley kubrick really aced this
Published 28 days ago by just another nobody
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this was a movie I first saw 25 30 yrs ago and have not seen it for many years so it is grea t to recall the ultra violence and big brother stuff and all in blu... Read more
Published 3 months ago by william wade
5.0 out of 5 stars What has yet to be said about this film?
Hardly anything.

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The film's master is the same old transfer that looks a bit dated but still looks much better than anything... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Simon Bergeron
4.0 out of 5 stars Kubricks "out there" film
A Clockwork Orange(released Dec/71)was quite the oddity then(I remember well its premiere)and it still remains so,to me. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Robert Badgley
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange and facinating
This movie is a work of art in itself. I loved it when I first watched it 14 years ago and still love it today. I am so glad I bought it
Published 18 months ago by Andrew Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Clockwork Orange
I have not seen this movie since college (1982)My son is taking film studies in school and had been discussing this movie with his teacher. Read more
Published 22 months ago by tommy
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Received the DVD in good time the quality was new & sealed. Highly recommended, will buy from this seller again
Published on Nov. 29 2011 by Wai Kwok Kwan
5.0 out of 5 stars Future Shock
Fresh from the success of 2001, Stanley Kubrick continues his forays into the future in this Orwellian tale of twenty first century dystopia. Read more
Published on May 7 2010 by Dean Noble
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw and wicked. Stanley Kubrick's take on the mind and macabre
I've never read the book, but I bet many others have not either, though I had read a lot of reviews about `A Clockwork Orange' before seeing it, basically because I was unable to... Read more
Published on Aug. 16 2007 by Jenny J.J.I.
4.0 out of 5 stars Viddy well, droogie
Although there are some notable differences between the novella and the film version, Kubrick's classic does preserve the main part of Burgess' message, though does so in a more... Read more
Published on May 29 2007 by E. Lalonde
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