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Announcing a new DVD series….
WARNER HOME VIDEO DIRECTOR’S SERIES

STANLEY KUBRICK

2001: A Space Odyssey Special Edition ~ A Clockwork Orange Special Edition ~ Eyes Wide Shut Special Edition ~ The Shining Special Edition ~

Full Metal Jacket Deluxe Edition And A Life in Pictures



Films, Remastered and in Widescreen, Debut on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-Ray with Hours of New and Rare Features October 23

Burbank, Calif. August 9, 2007 – 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. Single discs will be available at various prices (see below details). The films are also available on HD and BD as singles ($28.99 SRP). Orders are due September 18.

The films in the Warner Home Video Director’s Series: Stanley Kubrick also represented landmarks for such stars as Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Malcolm McDowell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Matthew Modine and others. Enhanced with hours of insightful and in-depth special features these Special Editions include commentaries, documentaries, rare interviews with Stanley 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.

The Eyes Wide Shut Special Edition includes both the Rated and Unrated versions, along with the all-new featurette “Lost Kubrick: The Films That Never Were.” Separate from this Collection, other Kubrick titles available from WHV include Barry Lyndon and Lolita.


About the Films
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy AwardÒ-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Featuring a stunning meld of music and motion, the film was also Oscar® nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.


DVD Special Features:

Disc One

  • Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood


  • Theatrical trailer

Disc Two


  • Channel 4 documentary: 2001: The Making of a Myth

  • Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001

  • Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey- A Look Behind the Future

  • 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork

  • Look: Stanley Kubrick!

  • Audio-only interview with Stanley Kubrick

  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish



A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Stomping, whopping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm 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 Kubrick’s future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess’ novel. Controversial when first released, the film garnered three Academy Award nominations – Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Its power still entices, shocks and mesmerizes today.


DVD Special Features:

Disc One


  • Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman

  • Theatrical trailer

Disc Two


  • Channel 4 documentary: Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange

  • New featurette: Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange

  • Career profile: O Lucky Malcolm!


  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish



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. Cruise plays a doctor who plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage – and may ensnare him in a murder mystery – after his wife’s (Kidman) admission of sexual longings. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. His graceful tracking shots, rich colors and startling images are some of the bravura traits that show Kubrick as a filmmaker for the ages.


DVD Special Features:

Disc One


  • Scene specific commentary by Sydney Pollack and historian Peter Loewenberg

  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots

Disc Two


  • Channel 4 documentary: The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut

  • Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick

  • Kubrick’s 1998 DGA D.W Griffith Award acceptance speech

  • Interview gallery featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Steven Spielberg

  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A superb ensemble falls in for Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. The scathing indictment of a film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer (Vincent D’Onofrio), Eightball (Dorian Harewood) and Cowboy (Arliss Howard) are some of the Marine recruits experiencing boot-camp hell under the punishing command of the foul-mouthed Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermy). The action is savage, the story unsparing, and the dialogue is spiked with scathing humor.

DVD Special Features:


  • Commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks

  • New Featurette: Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil

  • Theatrical trailer

  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


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. The Shining is the director’s epic tale of a man in a snowbound hotel descending into murderous delusions. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson (“Heeeere’s Johnny!”) stars as Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd).


DVD Special Features:

Disc One


  • Commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter

  • Theatrical trailer

Disc Two


  • Documentary The Making of the Shining, with optional commentary by Vivian Kubrick

  • Three new featurettes: View from The Overlook: Crafting the Shining, The Visions of Stanley Kubrick, and Wendy Carlos, Composer

  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


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. The film paints a surprisingly accessible portrait of Kubrick, giving a strikingly different view of the man and what influenced him as a filmmaker. Among the long list of actors, friends and colleagues paying tribute are Woody Allen, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Shelley Duvall, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Christiane Kubrick, Paul Mazursky, Malcolm McDowell, Matthew Modine, Jack Nicholson, Alan Parker, Sydney Pollack, Richard Schickel, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Trumbull and Sir Peter Ustinov.

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. Enlisting in the British Army, fighting in the Seven Years War in Europe, Barry deserts from the British army, joins the Prussian army, gets promoted to the rank of a spy, then becomes pupil to a Chevalier and con artist/gambler. Barry then lies, dupes, duels and seduces his way up the social ladder and enters into a lustful but loveless marriage to a wealthy countess named Lady Lyndon, takes the name of Barry Lyndon, settles in England with wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams, then slowly falls


Lolita (1962)

Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.




Warner Home Video Director’s Series:

Stanley Kubrick

Street Date: October 23, 2007

Order Due Date: September 18, 2007

SD Catalog #: 118614

Collection: $79.92 SRP

16x9 Widescreen, Color

English, French, Spanish

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround




2001: A Space Odyssey Special Edition

Catalog #: 79191

$26.99 SRP

HD Catalog #: 64817

BD Catalog #: 64816

$28.99 SRP

141 minutes –Rated G


A Clockwork Orange Special Edition

Catalog #: 80672

$26.99 SRP

HD Catalog #: 118691

BD Catalog #: 118681

$28.99 SRP

136 minutes –Rated R


Eyes Wide Shut Special Edition

Catalog #: 80673

$26.99 SRP

HD Catalog #: 118692

BD Catalog #: 118684

$28.99 SRP

159 minutes –Rated R

Full Metal Jacket Deluxe Edition

HD Catalog #: 118694

BD Catalog #: 118687

$28.99 SRP

116 minutes –Rated R

Note: Not available as a single on DVD – only HD and BD.




The Shining Special Edition

Catalog #: 72210

$20.97 SRP

HD Catalog #: 118695

BD Catalog #: 118689

$28.99 SRP

136 minutes –Rated R


Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Catalog #: 118759

142 minutes- Not Rated

$19.97 SRP

Note: Not available on HD and BD.


Lolita

Catalog #: 64866

153 minutes- Not Rated

$19.97 SRP


Barry Lyndon

Catalog #: 120017

183 minutes- PG

$19.97 SRP

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Stanley Kubrick: A Brief Overview

by Jan Harlan
Stanley Kubrick was one of the great film directors of our time. His continuing influence on motion pictures is profound. But Stanley was as unknown as his films were known and we hope our documentary redresses that balance.

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928 in New York City and grew up in the Bronx where his father was a physician. When he was just 16 and in high school, Kubrick shot a photograph of a news vendor the day after President Franklin D. Roosevelt died and submitted it to Look magazine. Look printed the photo and soon hired him (at 17) as their youngest ever staff photographer.

After creating a photo essay on boxer Walter Cartier for Look, Kubrick used his savings to make an impressive, gritty 16-minute documentary film, “Day of the Fight” (1950), based on the essay. Two other documentaries -- “Flying Padre” and “The Seafarers” -- followed before he made his first feature film, Fear and Desire in 1953. Kubrick The movie about a fictitious war was directed, produced, photographed and co-scripted by Kubrick and largely financed by his father and other family members.

Killer's Kiss was shot two years later and then came The Killing (1956), a noir thriller about a race track heist with Sterling Hayden, that prompted Time magazine to remark that Kubrick “has shown more imagination with dialogue and camera than Hollywood has seen since the obstreperous Orson Welles went riding out of town.”

In 1957 Kubrick made Paths of Glory, starring Kirk Douglas, which was set in World War I and was one of the most uncompromising anti-war films in the history of the cinema. Kirk Douglas subsequently hired Kubrick to direct Spartacus (1960), the most intelligent of the then current “epic” films, and the only film on which Kubrick did not have complete control.

Two darkly satiric films then followed -- the much-acclaimed Lolita (1962), with James Mason and Peter Sellers, and Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), again with Peter Sellers, a movie that eviscerated and held to high ridicule the Cold War arms race.


2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 redefined the science fiction/futuristic film and the special effects set a new standard for accuracy, realism and beauty.

In 1971 A Clockwork Orange portrayed an oppressive lawless society where man was reduced to little more than a machine. This was a powerful film made by a director at the height of his powers and the impact of the film generated worldwide controversy. Barry Lyndon (1975), with Ryan O’Neill, portrayed on a grand canvas an 18th century rogue with a compassion and attention to historical detail that has rarely been equaled in the cinema.

In 1980 Kubrick produced what many critics regard as the ultimate horror film, The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King and starring Jack Nicholson. Full Metal Jacket (1987) saw Kubrick return to the subject of war, this time the Vietnam conflict, as seen through the eyes of a U.S. Marine played by Matthew Modine.

Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999), is an enigmatic study of a married couple, their love for each other and their real or imagined infidelities. It starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and was the fitting end to a distinguished career. Over a career that spanned some five decades, Kubrick thought that this film was his greatest accomplishment.



Stanley Kubrick died peacefully at his home in England in the early hours of Sunday, March 7, 1999. He is survived by a wife and three daughters and has left to the cinema an enduring legacy.




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