Warner Unveils Complete Details on Kubrick Blu-ray, HD DVD Titles

Posted Tue Aug 7, 2007 at 04:55 AM PDT by
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Warner Home Video has unveiled full details for the Blu-ray and HD DVD editions of the Stanley Kubrick collection, which will include a host of newly-produced supplemental features.

As originally announced in late July, Warner will be debuting a quartet of Kubrick classics day-and-date on standard-def DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD October 23.

Included in the collection will be '2001: A Space Odyssey,' 'A Clockwork Orange,' 'Eyes Wide Shut' and 'The Shining,' each of which will be making their first-ever appearances on high-def in single-disc editions that will mirror the special features found on their two-disc standard-def counterparts.

Warner will also debut a 'Deluxe Edition' of 'Full Metal Jacket' with new bonus materials, replacing the movie-only next-gen versions that the studio originally released in 2006.

'2001: A Space Odyssey' will feature audio commentary with stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, plus an audio-only interview with Stanley Kubrick. Video materials include the Channel 4 documentary "2001: The Making of a Myth" and five all-new 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," "2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork" and "Look: Stanley Kubrick!"

'A Clockwork Orange' boasts audio commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman, the Channel 4 documentary "Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange," and the new featurettes " Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange" and "O Lucky Malcolm!"

'Eyes Wide Shut' will feature both the R and Unrated versions of the film, audio commentary by Sydney Pollack and historian Peter Loewenberg, the Channel 4 documentary "The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut," the "Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick" featurette, a 1998 DGA D.W. Griffith Award acceptance speech by Kubrick, and ported over from the previous standard-def DVD release of 'Eyes Wide Shut,' an interview gallery with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg.

'The Shining' scares up an audio commentary by historians Garrett Brown and John Baxter, the original 1980 "The Making of the Shining" documentary (with optional commentary by Vivian Kubrick) and three new featurettes -- "View from the Overlook: Crafting the Shining," "The Visions of Stanley Kubrick" and "Wendy Carlos, Composer."

Finally, the re-issued 'Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition' includes audio commentary by stars Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks, and the "Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil" featurette.

Each release will also include the original theatrical trailer for the film it presents.

Note that Warner is currently planning to release each of the five Kubrick films as stand-alone Blu-ray/HD DVD editions, and not as a box set collection. There will, however, be a packaged version on standard-def DVD, which will include a bonus disc with the documentary 'Stanley Kubrick: A Life Pictures.'

Warner has set a $28.95 suggested list price for the Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of each Kubrick title.

As always, you'll find the latest specs for all five Kubrick titles linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under October 23. Stay tuned for full box art to be revealed in the coming days weeks.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-ray)
A Clockwork Orange (Blu-ray)
Eyes Wide Shut (Blu-ray)
The Shining (1980) (Blu-ray)
Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray)
2001: A Space Odyssey (HD DVD)
A Clockwork Orange (HD DVD)
Eyes Wide Shut (HD DVD)
The Shining (1980) (HD DVD)
Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition (HD DVD)
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