A Clockwork Orange 1971
Kubrick adapted the novel from Anthony Burgess to the silver screen. Set in the not too distant future of London, the film tells the tale of Alex (Malcolm McDowell, Caligula), a young man who cavorts around with his friends and looks to engage in violent acts of assault, rape or worse.
Alex is eventually betrayed by his pals and sentenced to 14 years in prison. He attempts to find a quick road to a pardon, first by cozening the prison chaplain, and then by volunteering for a radical psychological experiment intended to make him incapable of committing further violent crimes. The Ludovico Treatment turns out to be brutal aversion therapy, a brainwashing scheme advocated by a repressive government to neutralize all forms of anti-social activity.
The implications of this are not clear until Alex runs into an old victim, hell bent on revenge.

BD50 + BD25 | 1080p VC-1 | 02:16:36 | 34.4 Gb + 17.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Castilian
Subtitles: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Castilian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Korean
Supplements Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Castilian, Japanese
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Country: UK, USA


-- DISC ONE: The Film

• Audio Commentary with actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman

• Turning Like Clockwork (26:19)
A fairly in-depth discussion of the movie's violence, new for the 2011 release.

• Malcom McDowell Looks Back (10:30)
A lightweight intro to the movie by McDowell, also new for this release.

• Great Bolshy Yarblocks! Making A Clockwork Orange (28:19)
A 2007 featurette that mostly centers around Stanley Kubrick.

• Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange (43:42)
A very good discussion and analysis of the movie and novel.

• Theatrical Trailer

-- DISC TWO: Bonus Features

• O Lucky Malcom! (1:26:00)
A career profile of Malcom McDowell, with much personal self-commentary, presented in 1080i.

• Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2:22:00)
An excellent documentary by Jan Harlan (brother of Kubrick's widow, Christiane), narrated by Tom Cruise. It portrays Kubrick in a mostly favorable light, but does not shy from a bit of controversy here and there. Many interviews with friends and colleagues of the director, and quite a few archival photographs and film clips of Kubrick as a child make this a fascinating look into his background and working methods.

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