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.
Enhanced with hours of insightful and in-depth special features, these Special Editions include commentaries, documentaries, rare interviews with Kubrick and special new featurettes that offer a rare look into the mind of the master filmmaker. The 10-disc set also includes the bonus documentary A Life in Pictures, narrated by Tom Cruise, which details Kubrick's early life, at work and at home, with candid commentary from collaborators, colleagues and family.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968):
Kubrick's dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. The film was Oscar nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
A Clockwork Orange (1971):
Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time - at the tragic expense of others. Controversial when first released, the film garnered three Academy Award nominations - Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999):
Kubrick's daring and controversial last film is a bracing psychosexual journey through a haunting dreamscape, a riveting suspense tale and a career milestone for stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
Full Metal Jacket (1987):
A superb ensemble falls in for Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. The film was Oscar nominated for Best Screenplay.
The Shining (1980):
From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre.
Stanley Kubrick - A Life in Pictures
Produced and directed by longtime Kubrick associate Jan Harlan, this full-length documentary includes footage and personal photographs made available by Christiane Kubrick, the director's wife of more than 42 years.
Barry Lyndon (1975):
Redmond Barry is a young, roguish Irishman who's determined, in any way, to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman.
Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He is swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, marrying her in order to pursue her 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita.