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Old 08-04-2007, 02:57 AM
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley 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. 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.

Using a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD50) and dual-layer HD DVD (HD30) features include:
  • 1080P 2.20:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM 5.1 Surround (Blu-ray Disc)
  • English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround (HD DVD)
  • English, French and Spanish 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital on Blu-ray, Dolby Digital Plus on HD DVD)
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 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

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.

Using a single dual-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD50) and two dual-layer HD DVD discs (HD30s) features include:
  • 1080P 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital on BD, Dolby Digital Plus on HD DVD)
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Channel 4 documentary: Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange
  • New featurette: Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange
  • Career profile: O Lucky Malcolm!

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.

Using a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD50) and dual-layer HD DVD (HD30) features include:
  • 1080P 1.78: Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Scene specific commentary by Sydney Pollack and historian Peter Loewenberg
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots
  • 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

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.

Features include:
  • 1080P 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital on BD, Dolby Digital Plus on HD DVD)
  • Commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks
  • New Featurette: Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil
  • Theatrical trailer

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).

Using a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD50) and dual-layer HD DVD (HD30) features include:
  • 1080P 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital on BD, Dolby Digital Plus on HD DVD)
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 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
  • Wendy Carlos, Composer

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Thanks for those! They are still being vague about all of those ratio specs at the moment. The last DVD's were all of those, except not 16:9 anamorphic. I'm wondering if your mastering at 1080p then surely they will be 16:9 given the 1920x1080 ratio?
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Thanks for those! They are still being vague about all of those ratio specs at the moment. The last DVD's were all of those, except not 16:9 anamorphic. I'm wondering if your mastering at 1080p then surely they will be 16:9 given the 1920x1080 ratio?
a 16:9 frame is standard for HD.

The interesting one here is A Clockwork Orange, which should be presented in a 1.6:1 ratio, with black bars at the right and left of the frame.
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The interesting one here is A Clockwork Orange, which should be presented in a 1.6:1 ratio, with black bars at the right and left of the frame.
What's also interesting is that it's on two HD30s but only 1 BD50.
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AWESOME. my copy of Clockwork was fullscreen, and somehow, my uncle managed to order it widescreen right before it went OOP. being wide, hi def, and a commentary by Malcolm on his most famous role, this is even more a MUST for me
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AWESOME. my copy of Clockwork was fullscreen, and somehow, my uncle managed to order it widescreen right before it went OOP. being wide, hi def, and a commentary by Malcolm on his most famous role, this is even more a MUST for me
A Clockwork Orange was never issued in fullscreen on DVD. Both the original 1999 edition and the 2000 remaster were non-anamorphic 1.66:1.

Incidentally, the documentaries included with 2001 and Orange are rather good, although the Orange one centres mostly on the UK's fractious relationship with ACO.

The Eyes Wide Shut docu is not so good. Warner would have been better getting the rights to C4's 1996 docu Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man, although the sightly critical approach of this doc will have scuppered it's chances of release by the Kubrick estate.
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