Posted by Rande Iaboni on March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm
It’s hard to believe it was 40 years ago that the late Stanley Kubrick’s classic film “A Clockwork Orange” hit theatres and took the cinematic world by storm. Nominated for 4 Oscars (Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Screenplay & Best Picture), “Clockwork” was released in 1971 and has never been forgotten for being brilliant yet equally disturbing. For those of you not familiar with the film here’s a quick synopsis:
In future Britain, after a number of brutal rapes and murders, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem… but not all goes to plan.
Those who have not seen “A Clockwork Orange” yet, you are in luck. On May 31st of this year Warner Homer Video is releasing a special 40th Anniversary 2-disc Edition on Blu-ray. Here are all of the special features below. Enjoy!
- Feature Film
- Malcolm McDowell Looks Back: Malcolm McDowell reflects on his experience working with Kubrick on one of the seminal films of the 1970s
- Turning like Clockwork: considers the film’s “ultra-violence” and its cultural impact
- Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman
- Documentary Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange
- Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange
- Theatrical trailer
- Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Directed by Jan Harlan, the brother of Kubrick’s widow, Christiane): Kubrick’s career comes into sharp focus in this compelling documentary narrated by Tom Cruise. Fascinating footage glimpses Kubrick in his early years, at work on film sets and at home, augmented by candid commentary from collaborators, colleagues and family.
- Lucky Malcolm! Documentary: about the life and career of actor Malcolm McDowell produced and directed by Jan Harlan and edited by Katia de Vidas.