NEW DIGITAL TRANSFERS, RESTORED
STANLEY KUBRICK COLLECTION
ALSO DEBUTING IS REMARKABLE
NEW FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FROM
Burbank, Calif., February 14, 2001 -- Warner Home Video's (WHV) new Stanley Kubrick Collection -- including eight of the great director's masterpieces in stunning all-new digital transfers, restored picture and new digital audio -- will be released June 12 on DVD and VHS.
Debuting exclusively in the eight-title gift set -- having its premiere showing at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival February 17 -- is Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, a powerful new 2 hour and 20 minute documentary, narrated by Tom Cruise and made by four filmmakers, longtime Kubrick collaborators who embarked on this as a labor of love. The first full-length documentary made with the Kubrick family's co-operation presents a never-before seen, revealing portrait of Kubrick, sometimes in his own words, at work and with his family. Christiane Kubrick, the director's wife of more than 42 years, only recently made the film footage and family photographs available. Among the long list of actors, friends and colleagues paying tribute are Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, Malcolm MacDowell, Peter Ustinov, Arthur C. Clarke, Douglas Trumbull and Time Magazine's Richard Schickel.
Said WHV president
Warren Lieberfarb, "Stanley Kubrick was one of the great film directors
of our time and his continuing influence on motion pictures is profound.
What is so remarkable about this new documentary is how much it reveals
about Kubrick as a person. It is an amazing work.
Highlights of the Stanley Kubrick Collection include five titles -- A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and 2001: A Space Odyssey -- now available for the first time ever in Dolby Stereo on VHS and Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD plus a special new widescreen edition of Lolita, remastered in striking black and white. A collector's edition of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's final tour-de-force, rounds out the collection.
"We're especially pleased to be presenting Kubrick films in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound," said Mike Saksa, WHV vice president, U.S. marketing. "The restored picture and new digital transfers preserve Kubrick's original vision and make the collection a 'must-own' for everyone."
The new seven title Stanley Kubrick Collection can be purchased individually or in a special eight-movie gift set that includes the documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures plus special edition DVD and original VHS versions of Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Kubrick's satire on Cold War hysteria.
All titles include original theatrical trailers and will sell at the suggested retail price (SRP) of $19.98 on VHS and $24.98 on DVD. The eight-movie gift set is $149.92 (SRP) on VHS and $ 199.92 (SRP) on DVD.
The Stanley Kubrick Collection
The following titles in the collection are available for the first time ever in Dolby Stereo VHS and Dolby Digital 5.1 DVD.
- Barry Lyndon.
A double cassette edition of the aesthetically beautiful motion picture
rendering of 18th century war and class distinction. 184 mins. Rated
- A Clockwork Orange. An AFI Top 100 film starring Malcolm McDowell as the personification of society gone bad. 137 mins. Rated R
- Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick's scathing indictment of the Vietnam conflict. 116 mins. Rated R
- The Shining. The director's epic tale of a man descending into murderous delusions in a snowbound hotel. Includes The Making of The Shining, a 30-minute documentary by the director's daughter, Vivian Kubrick, on both VHS and DVD editions. 144 mins. plus extras. Rated R
- 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick's allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and an AFI Top 100 film, leads the collection in its widescreen edition (Super Panavision 70 2.1:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs, with an all-new state-of-the-art remix: Dolby Stereo VHS and Dolby Digital 5.1 DVD. The DVD release is supplemented by a rare interview with Arthur C. Clarke who co-wrote the screenplay with Kubrick. 148 mins. Rated G
- Lolita. Kubrick's 1962 classic based on Vladimir Nabokov's novel about doomed sexual obsession starring James Mason, Sue Lyon and Shelley Winters, has been remastered in black and white. 152 mins. Not rated
- Eyes Wide Shut Collector's Edition. Kubrick's controversial last film is also added to the collection. A compelling psychosexual journey through a haunting dreamscape, this riveting tale of suspense is offered with the original theatrical trailer and interviews with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg, Kubrick's close friend. The DVD includes the above features plus two television spots, production notes and is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1. 159 mins. plus extras Rated R
- Stanley Kubrick Gift Set. 7 titles listed above, plus Dr. Strangelove and documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures, produced and directed by Jan Harlan; edited by Melanie Viner Cuneo; camera and soundman was Manuel Harlan; associate producer, Anthony Frewin.
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