Fear and Desire 1953
Kubrick’s debut feature tells the story of a war waged (in the present? in the future?) between two forces.
Four very conventional, more or less American soldiers find themselves behind enemy lines. Lt. Corby (Kenneth Harp) has a plan to get to safety by riding a raft down a river. The pragmatic Sgt. Mac (Frank Silvera) has the most experience and takes the fore when the foursome charges an outpost shack, killing two enemy soldiers and stealing their food. The unbalanced Pvt. Sidney (future director Paul Mazursky) is put in charge of guarding a pretty local girl (Virginia Leith). Letting his libido get out of control, he slobbers all over her, unties her and watches like a fool as she escapes. The soldiers observe some high officers at another enemy outpost; Sgt. Mac helps sell the notion that they ought to use the opportunity to kill a general during their escape. But the attack doesn't go as smoothly as hoped...

Virtually unseen since its theatrical premiere in 1953, Fear And Desire was the ambitious first feature film by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Now, with this new restoration carried out in 2012, a film that for decades has remained nearly impossible to see will at last appear in a proper release.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Paul Mazursky
Country: USA
Genre: War, Drama

• Stanley Kubrick’s early short films, completing the totality of Kubrick’s films at last available on home video:
-- Day of the Fight (1951)
-- Flying Padre (1951)
-- The Seafarers (documentary, 1953)
• New and exclusive video discussion of the film by critic and Stanley Kubrick author Bill Krohn

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:01:10 | 7.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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BD59 | 1080p AVC | 01:01:13 | 34.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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