New Release: A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Book

A Clockwork Orange movie scene

There is he, that is, Malcolm McDowell, in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 A Clockwork Orange.

Warner Home Video released a two-disc 40th Anniversary Edition of Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic A Clockwork Orange on Blu-ray on May 31, 2011. The release includes two newly produced bonus features: Turning Like Clockwork, a 25-minute featurette about the film’s “Ultra-violence” and its cultural impact, and a short documentary in which Clockwork star Malcolm McDowell reminiscences on closely working with director Kubrick.

The A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray carries a list price of $34.99.

On the same day, Warner also issued the Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray, a nine-film, 10-disc collection that contains every film the director made since 1960. The set features the film and bonus content from A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition, the Blu-ray debuts of Lolita and Barry Lyndon, as well as the feature films Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

The Blu-ray collection is boxed in book-style premium packaging and includes a 40-page hardcover book that explores the breadth of genres and themes in Kubrick’s work.

The same group of films are available on DVD in the Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection, which includes a 40-page softcover book.

The Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray carries a list price of $149.95, while the Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection DVD has a suggested retail price of $74.92.

This is not the first time A Clockwork Orange is being released on high-definition Blu-ray. The movie was issued on the format in 2007.

Here’s a new trailer for the Blu-ray release:

 

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