Warner Home Video Directors Series - Stanley Kubrick Collection (2001: A Space Odyssey (2-DVD) / A Clockwork Orange (2-DVD) / The Shining (2-DVD) / Full Metal Jacket / Eyes Wide Shut (2-DVD) / Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures) (10-DVD)
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- Number of Discs: 9
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 11 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 23, 2007
- Originally Released: 1980
- Label: Warner Home Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman & Sydney Pollack|
|Directed by||Stanley Kubrick|
Description by OLDIES.com:
2001: A Space Odyssey (2-DVD): A space mission that could reveal man's destiny is jeopardized by a malfunctioning shipboard computer. A dazzling journey that tops them all - and showed the way for other effects-packed films that followed. Disc 1: Digitally remastered edition, with commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. Disc 2: Channel 4 Documentary, 2001: The Making of a Myth; Featurettes: 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 and What is Out There?; FX and early conceptual artwork; Look: Stanley Kubrick!Audio-only bonus - 1966 Kubrick interview conducted by Jeremy Bernstein.
A Clockwork Orange (2-DVD): A jolting tale of crime and punishment stars Malcolm McDowell as a young neo-punk who becomes the guinea pig for a state-sanctioned cure of his tendency toward "the old ultraviolence." Disc 1: Digitally remastered edition, with commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historican Nick Redman. Disc 2: Channel 4 Documentary, Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange; Featurette: Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange;Career Profile, O Lucky Malcolm!
The Shining (2-DVD): In a macabre masterpiece adapted from Stephen King's novel, Jack Nicholson falls prey to forces haunting a snowbound mountain resort with a history. Disc 1: Digitally remastered edition, with commentary by Steadicam inventor/operator Garrett Brown and historian John Baxter. Disc 2: Vivian Kubrick's documentary, The Making of The Shining;Featurettes: View from the Overlook: Crafting the Shining, The Visions of Stanley Kubrick, and Wendy Carlos, Composer.
Full Metal Jacket: Marine recruits endure basic training under a leather-lunged drill instructor, then plunge into the hell of Vietnam. Matthew Modine heads a talented ensemble in this searing look at a process that turns people into killers. Disc 1: Movie, with commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and critic/screenwriter Jay Cocks; Featurette: Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil
Eyes Wide Shut (2-DVD): Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in a "brilliantly provocative tour-de-force." A wife's admission of unfulfilled longings plunges a Manhattan doctor into a bizarre erotic odyssey. Disc 1: Digitally remastered edition, includes both Rated and Unrated versions of film. Disc 2: 3-Part Channel Four Documentary, The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut; Featurette: Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick; Interviews with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg; Additional bonus material.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures: The moviemaker's career comes into sharp focus in this compelling documentary narrated by Tom Cruise. Directed by Jan Harlan.
- 1.2001: A Space Odyssey Special Ed.
- 2.Clockwork Orange Special Ed.
- 3.Eyes Wide Shut Special Ed
- 4.Full Metal Jacket Deluxe Ed.
- 5.Shining Special Ed.
- 6.Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 49 ratings.
I know it's not the definitive collection of Kubrick's work, nor will it be the last "Special edition" of any of the movies contained herein, however the price I paid ($29.99 - special offer) was unbeatable, and for that price I am happy to display it prominently on my shelf with some of my other box sets. It contains two of my all time favorite Kubrick films, my girlfriend's favorite, and two that we can watch together and discuss and critique. Plenty of extra features, and I can finally see the closest approximation to the actual SCREEN versions of the film, even though Kubrick shot them in full frame, he did exhibit them matted, and I've been dying to see that vision for many years.
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