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Old 17-10-2006, 19:21   #21
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Yes indeedy, kidney thief, those clips were from the LD. There's a revealing yarn spun by John Baxter about how the banning of Clockwork Orange was inadvertently announced to the public by the NFT (Baxter biog. p290.)
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Old 24-02-2007, 18:54   #22
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Amazon has the A Clockwork Orange (Special Edition) coming June 1 now...
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Old 24-02-2007, 20:52   #23
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The ironic thing about the Parsons doc was that I started channel surfing right after it finished and Clockwork Orange was showing, in English, on one of the foreign channels that you used to be able to pick up when Sky was analogue.

Would have watched it, but I already had the VHS from the states.
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How will Kubrick's preffered OAR of 1:33 work on HD DVD I wonder?

What with 720/180p being widescreen by default?

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How will Kubrick's preffered OAR of 1:33 work on HD DVD I wonder?

What with 720/180p being widescreen by default?
It'll be pillarboxed, the same as Casablanca and Robin Hood have been. However, the current Kubrick HD discs are framed at 1.78:1
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"A Clockwork Orange" has been showing on Film 4 in 16:9 anamorphic & it looks about right.
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How will Kubrick's preffered OAR of 1:33 work on HD DVD I wonder?
They won't work at all. They're all being cropped (queue numerous people about to tell me how they aren't cropped, they're original theatrical ratios, "it's what he would have wanted", etc, etc . Well to that. Just give me the 1.33:1 versions as an option, I don't care ).
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They won't work at all. They're all being cropped (queue numerous people about to tell me how they aren't cropped, they're original theatrical ratios, "it's what he would have wanted", etc, etc . Well to that. Just give me the 1.33:1 versions as an option, I don't care ).
Happily, you are becoming a majority of one. They are simply being presented as they were shown in the cinema. Furthermore, Clockwork, I believe, has always been presented at 1:66 (or 1:85 in the US) because it was hard matted in the camera, as was Barry Lyndon. So much for 1:33. Oh, and a big back at you.
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Happily, you are becoming a majority of one.
Two at least as Stanley's own PA also agrees with me


Though I will say that Clockwork is 1.66:1, like Barry Lyndon, on even the DVDs as approved by Stanley. The 1.33:1's I refer to mainly are The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

Though Clockwork was cropped to 1.85:1 at the cinema in the UK on it's re-release after Stanley's death. Very few multiplexes are set up for 1.66:1 these days, though they did manage Blair Witch in 1.33:1 I think.

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Very few multiplexes are set up for 1.66:1 these days, though they did manage Blair Witch in 1.33:1 I think.
Blair Witch Project's cinema prints were pillarboxed, i.e. with side matting so that the film could be shown in 1.85:1 without being cropped. This was also done for reissues of Disney animated features, the shot-on-video documentary Beyond the Mat, and no doubt others I can't bring to mind and haven't seen. Similarly, The Good German (in UK cinemas now) is 1.66:1-inside-1.85:1.
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Eeeeek! When the news about the HD versions filters through I may just cack my pants.
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That 2001 art is much too Star Trekky for my liking. That may be because TMP was trying to be 2001, but still.
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And DVD Times on Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection (R1) in October:

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection on 23rd October 2007. In the works for some time now, the films of Stanley Kubrick have been restored and remastered for this new collection which is expected to feature a large number of both archive and new bonus features. A full press release is yet to be issued, but we do have some preliminary information, prices and even some artwork for you…

Warner have revealed the following titles due on 23rd October…

2001: A Space Odyssey (2-Disc Special Edition) - $26.99 SRP
A Clockwork Orange (2-Disc Special Edition) - $26.99 SRP
Eyes Wide Shut (2-Disc Special Edition) - $26.99 SRP
The Shining (2-Disc Special Edition) - $20.97 SRP
Barry Lyndon - $19.97 SRP
Lolita - $19.97 SRP
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Kubrick Collection 2001 Release) - $19.97 SRP

Full Metal Jacket (Deluxe Edition) is also listed but currently only for Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, though it is listed as part of the complete Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection which is priced at $79.92 SRP but only includes the Special Edition titles and the A Life in Pictures documentary disc (no Lolita or Barry Lyndon).

Initial specs on the Special Edition titles suggest Widescreen transfers and 5.1 Surround audio only. Please note however full specs and release plans are yet to be confirmed, but are likely to surface soon.


Plus the HD announcement here.
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That's bloody annoying that Barry Lyndon isn't getting a special edition.
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That's bloody annoying that Barry Lyndon isn't getting a special edition.
Indeed. Barry Lyndon is my favourite of Kubrick's films.
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The special edition of Barry Lyndon sort of exists - in the hefty book, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, which contains some stunning visual material as well as a fairly sketchy history of the film's production.

Can I add a plea: when these SEs arrive, let's not blather on and on about aspect ratios. Instead, why not discuss the movies themselves.
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Can I add a plea: when these SEs arrive, let's not blather on and on about aspect ratios. Instead, why not discuss the movies themselves.
Oh God please yes.
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The special edition of Barry Lyndon sort of exists - in the hefty book, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, which contains some stunning visual material as well as a fairly sketchy history of the film's production.
Well, we don't know yet that the new DVD won't contain any extra features, but as long as the transfer speaks for itself; I'm hoping for stunning. Level 1 stunning. Has The Big Book of Kubrick been reduced yet? I keep meaning to...

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Can I add a plea: when these SEs arrive, let's not blather on and on about aspect ratios. Instead, why not discuss the movies themselves.
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