A Clockwork Orange


Stanley Kubrick's dystopian masterpiece is set in the near future where urban thugs run wild and new methods of crime deterrence are being explored. Career gang member Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is nabbed by the police and offered the chance to a commuted sentence if he undergoes a kind of surgical therapy. One where his brain does not allow him to execute his violent urges.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Blu-ray Special Feature Clip

We have an exclusive clip from the brand new 40th Anniversary Edition of A Clockwork Orange, which just hit the shelves on Blu-ray today, May 31. Take a look at our exclusive clip below, which deals with the threats director Stanley Kubrick faced after A Clockwork Orange's release.

On May 31, Warner Home Video will honor Stanley Kubrick and the film with A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray ($34.99 SRP). The two-disc release includes two newly-produced bonus features: Turning Like Clockwork, a 25-minute documentary about the film's "ultra-violence" and its cultural impact, and a short documentary where Malcolm McDowell reminiscences on working closely with the legendary director. This two-disc edition will also contain the feature-length documentaries, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Malcolm! The 40th Anniversary Edition will be packaged in a 40-page Blu-ray book with rare photos and production notes.

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EXCLUSIVE: Malcolm McDowell Talks ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Stanley Kubrick is among the handful who come to mind when discussing the greatest directors of all time. Although his career spanned nearly 50 years, he only directed 13 feature films, all of which are considered classics to this day, with titles such as Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket. This year, his unforgettable adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange celebrates its 40th anniversary, and Warner Home Video is honoring this occasion by debuting A Clockwork Orange on Blu-ray for the very first time May 31. The studio is also releasing Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray and DVD May 31, a nine-movie, 10-disc collection featuring the director's finest work, a 40-page collectible booklet, and numerous other special features.

I recently had the chance to speak with two men whose work lies at the heart of A Clockwork Orange and this momentous Blu-ray release: Malcolm McDowell and Leon Vitali. Malcolm McDowell, of course, starred in A Clockwork Orange in a breakthrough performance as Alex DeLarge, a charming young droog whose tendencies for the ultra-violence lands him in an experimental British program run by the government, where they try to eliminate the violent tendencies in younger men. Leon Vitali first met Stanley Kubrick as an actor in Barry Lyndon, which lead to a long-term friendship with the filmmaker up until his death in 1999. Now he supervises the restorations of all Stanley Kubrick's movies, including this A Clockwork Orange Blu-ray two-disc set.

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EXCLUSIVE: Malcolm McDowell Talks ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ and ‘Vamps’

I recently had the privilege of speaking with actor Malcolm McDowell for the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of A Clockwork Orange, which will be released on high-def shelves everywhere on May 31. While most of our chat was devoted to his experience on the iconic Stanley Kubrick classic, I also asked Malcolm McDowell about two upcoming genre projects, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D and Vamps. Click on the video player below to see what Malcolm McDowell had to say about these horror projects.

Be sure to check back for my full video interview with Malcolm McDowell for the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of A Clockwork Orange, which will hit the shelves in 1080p on May 31.

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Debuts on May 31st

Stanley Kubrick was one of the great filmmakers of our time and his profound influence on motion pictures continues to this day. His 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, starring Malcolm McDowell, portrayed an oppressive lawless society where man was reduced to little more than a machine. The film introduced into popular culture the concept of "ultra-violence," as singing, tap-dancing, derby-topped hooligan Alex (McDowell) has a "good time" - at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess' novel.

This was a powerful film made by a director at the height of his artistry and its impact generated worldwide controversy. Forty years later, the world is a different place but the film's power still entices, shocks and mesmerizes today.

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‘Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick’ Comes to DVD October 23

On October 23, Warner Home Video will launch the first in their new series featuring influential films from some of history's greatest directors. Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick is a new six-film, 10-disc widescreen and newly remastered collection that includes Special Editions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition, along with the full-length documentary, A Life in Pictures.

2001: A Space Odyssey has been newly remastered; A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket, also remastered, debut in their original widescreen theatrical aspect ratios. All releases have been created in collaboration with, and approved by, the Estate of Stanley Kubrick. The collection sells for $79.92 SRP on DVD and single discs will also be available.

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