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A Clockwork Orange

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Clockwork Orange
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"Stamping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex 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 the Anthony Burgess novel"--Container.
Title: A clockwork orange
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2007.
Edition: Two-disc special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (137 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian, Nick Redman ; theatrical trailer ; Channel Four documentary: "Still tickin': the return of Clockwork Orange" ; new featurette: "Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making a Clockwork Orange" ; career profile: "O Lucky Malcolm!", produced & directed by Jan Harlan, edited by Katia de Vidas.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the novel by Anthony Burgess.
Specifications: NTSC DVD, region 1; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen tvs; dual layer format; Dolby Digital, Dolby surround 5.1 sound.
Contents: Disc 1: Digitally remastered movie
Disc 2: Special features.
Summary: "Stamping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex 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 the Anthony Burgess novel"--Container.
Audience: Rated R.
ISBN: 9781419830594
1419830597
Statement of Responsibility: a Warner Bros. presentation of a Stanley Kubrick production ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick ; produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick
Performers: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: English or French dialogue; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject Headings: Criminals Rehabilitation Drama. Teenage boys Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Science fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Criminals
Teenage boys
Publisher No: 118615
80672
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Jul 30, 2013
  • dave66 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you like Kubrick, you will love this film, perhaps his best and definitely my favourite movie of all time. Loved it when I saw it as a teen, love it now. The book is brilliant as well and is a must read although the ending is quite different. Funny, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking visually stunning film. It portrays a version of a dystopian future which in some ways looks like modern England and could be like ours if we are not careful. Fascinating commentary on social engineering and the nature of evil and choice. Gotta love the old ultra violent real horror show my droogs.

Jun 26, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As I have said in my review of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, this is a very hard film to like. I believe in the artisitry of Stanley Kubrick, and I believe in the message of this film. The film I feel describes the lurid illusion of choice and the unfocused morality behind it. Would it be better to allow Alex his free will and spread pain and chaos where he goes, or do you eliminate his choice and turn him into a mindless slave of impulse? It's through the tragedy and violence of the film that the message may be seen clearly. Stanley Kubrick in my eyes has only made one mistake and that was A.I., but aside from creepy Haley Joel Osment robots haunting my waking hours, Kubrick has done nothing but shock and amaze, and this film is a perfect example of his raw talent. The revolutiionary and iconic film score permeates the richly layered atmosphere magnifying the sick joy of our lead character or the fragile insecurity of the world around him. Malcolm McDowell's performance as Alex is perhaps one of the scariest things I have ever seen put to film, to be such a hardcore psychotic at such a young age disturbs me to no end. A Clockwork Orange is one of Stanley Kubrick's best, violence and all.

Apr 17, 2013
  • VRMurphy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I will preface by saying that I am a Kubrick true believer, and that many of his films are great. Yes, it's a satire, and yes, some of the points are still true. This isn't one of them, it hasn't aged well, and I'm perhaps overly influenced by Anthony Burgess' reported comment in later life that he regretted publishing the novel. I'd recommend this only for film students and Burgess aficionados looking to "complete the set".

One copy of this video stops at the 1:38 minute. There are at least 20 minutes more of footage before it ends. If you get this copy, let the library know so a clean copy can be put into circulation.

Thanks.

Mar 19, 2013
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Agree with Ryan Akler-Bishop. This is such a masterpiece from Kubrick. The Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art has an incredible exhibit until May 30, 2013 on the films of Stanley Kubrick. It is incredible! It had the original props and costumes on display from Clockwork Orange. Check it out if you are in the area!

"A Clockwork Orange" is one of my three favorite films of all time, the others being: "The Wizard of Oz", and "Lawrence of Arabia". Each of the three films is brilliant in its own way, and each has a brilliant literary source. But Anthony Burgess's novel "A Clockwork Orange" is a work of art, and up to task of setting the backdrop, structure, and linguistics to what is a truly inspired film work.

Feb 02, 2013
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A film that I do not recommend for those with a narrow mind of cinema. A Clockwork Orange is the greatest commentary of modern generations.

If you can get past the gratuitous brutality (including gang rapes) and objectification of women in the first half-hour to 45 minutes, you'll find a mediocre and slow-moving plot, with more gratuitous nudity and violence.

Four thumbs down. (My husband & I both hated it.)

Nov 08, 2012
  • iroquoisleaves rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What I recently noticed about this picture is that it's like watching two films! The anti-hero seems to go on three different journeys --two within the picture and another suggested at the end. There is something schizophrenic about it considering the lingo, futuristic style, and other elements. Young Alex (central character) is exploring and defining himself as a criminal and then the real world catches up to him when he is convicted and sent away. You suddenly find yourself feeling sympathy for him later on for having to face society with an even greater warped sense of reality, his free will stolen away from him.

Apr 05, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is truly a sinister film but a gorgeous one at that! You will get murder, sex and mayhem...oh, LOTS of it! Why not sing in the rain and have some fun while you're at it?

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Feb 02, 2013
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 05, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Mar 01, 2011
  • necrosia rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Setting: London, sometime in the future.

Alex and his fellow teenage droogs (gang) engage in some rather violent ways to pass the time of day; and for no apparent reason other than their ill-sorted ideas of amusement. Until Alex is caught, and then the State steps in to set things right. But is the State's solution worse than the crime? O my brothers, that is the question.

Now hold on to your seat, the going may be a little rough, as Alex, Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, gather at the Karova Milk Bar, their favorite Milk-Plus Mesto, for the purpose of making up their rassodocks what to do for the evening.

What's it going to be then, eh?

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Nov 15, 2009
  • Thistlelaneous rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Nov 15, 2009
  • Thistlelaneous rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Nov 15, 2009
  • Thistlelaneous rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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What's it going to be then, eh?

Nov 08, 2012
  • iroquoisleaves rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AND I'LL SMASH YOUR FACE FOR YOU YARBLOCKOS!

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Apr 05, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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