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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000Q678OO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,962 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jake on 7 July 2011
Format: DVD
I'm 18 and i love movies, i only just watched this the other day, because i'm a big fan of Full Metal Jacket and The Shining. And wow. This is what cinema is about, the first 20 minutes are mesmerizing you just sit there and watch iconic image after iconic image. People still go on about how the movie is sick(obviously people who have never seen the movie and just believe the films past bad reputation). But they couldn't be more wrong, although some of the violence is mesmerizing to look at, Kubrick clearly wasn't just turning violence into fun, there is a deeper message, which you should be able to figure out for yourself when you watch the movie. Anyway, the directing is obviously amazing, just some incredible shots. The acting is great on all counts, of course the standout is Malcolm McDowell who gives the performance of a lifetime and it is something that will be remembered forever. He actually made me feel sorry for Alex, who is one sick individual, and i actually started rooting for him to get cured of what the government had done to him. It really shows you what a joke the Oscars are when you consider this movie and his performance got no recognition from the academy. I don't know what else to say, if you love cinema then you need to see this movie at some point.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. James West on 3 May 2010
Format: Blu-ray
This review is for the bluray.

This film could so easily fall victim to its own hype because of its history, the reaction to its unveiling, the oscars, the was it banned or just withdrawn? - but it manages to rise above that and stand as a monument to its era, with a message on crime and punishment, that still has something to say to us today. Despite coming out in 1971 it somehow screams 'sixties' to me.

I've never seen this film before. As a teenager I read the book, at least twice. Even then I was part enthralled, part repelled; by the casual violence, the state intervention and the end result. So I recently bought the bluray and my reaction was pretty much the same. The film has a mesmeric quality about it. The 'ultraviolence,' the exclusive language, the use of music and the strange clothes. It was very carefully choreographed, particularly in the fighting and rape scenes, which for me at least gave a detached view, almost like watching a musical. The scenes in the milk bar were very much stranger than anything I managed to imagine from the book. If you haven't seen it you are definitely missing an experience you wont forget quickly.

Picture Quality was pretty good for a film of this age. Colours were good, particularly flesh tones, and the contrast was very good with the white clothes and strong coloured interiors. Some of the household interiors were quite psychedelic. Grain is evident much of the time, but for me at least it didn't detract from enjoyment of the film. It seemed to lend it an authentic feel.

Audio quality was good - there is an uncompressed pcm 5.1 track as well as a dolby digital 5.1 one. Sound is biased towards the front and dialogue is clear and distinct throughout. The music is also quite mesmerising.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Johnson on 16 July 2005
Format: DVD
Kubrick is a director who hit the heights in so many genres that it's hard to imagine anyone else ever managing to surpass him. From comedy (Dr. Strangelove) to horror (The Shining) everything is done with a style that was his own and just makes the films compelling.
A Clockwork Orange represents Kubrick at the absolute top of his skills with some wonderful acting, especially from McDowell, supporting that.
A Clockwork Orange is about the adventures of a youth called Alex and initially his gang of 'droogs' until he ends up in prison and the film looks at what happens to him following that. The language used is brilliant (lifted straight out of the book) and represented Burgess'idea of what youthspeak would be like at the time.
It is worth noting that there is some extreme violence featured and you should expect to be shocked in places (watching a woman getting raped is never going to be easy) and indeed spawned copycat attacks at the films release leading to Kubrick having it pulled from UK cinemas. Following his death however it was re-released which allows any serious film fan to enjoy this masterpiece.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 23 July 2009
Format: DVD
After reading Anthony Burgess' seminal novel on which this film was based, I was keen to see how the master craftsman Stanley Kubrick and his leading man Malcolm McDowell would interpret the admittedly difficult `nadsat' language that Burgess created for his anti-hero, a mixture of Russian and contemporary English with some cockney slang and olde English thrown in.

The film has a much more British feel than I imagined, with Malcolm McDowell in the archetypal anarchist role he perfected in the seminal `If...' - as self-appointed leader of the savage droogs, a group of youths addicted to `ultra-violence' in a dystopian future where McDowell's Alex and his gang terrorize their neighbourhood, savagely beating drunks, raping women and getting high on `moloko', a milk-based drug that is served in the droogs' favourite bar.

When Alex's domineering ways become too much even for his gang, they sell him out to the police and he is subsequently jailed, where in an attempt to gain his freedom he agrees to be the guinea pig for a new treatment known as 'The Ludovico Technique', aimed at reforming violent criminals through what is basically a form of aversion therapy.

Stanley Kubrick's film, made in 1971, has become notorious for being withdrawn from distribution in the UK due to threats against Kubrick's life from undisclosed sources. Only fairly recently, after the year 2000, has the ban on the film being shown in public been lifted. With it's graphic rape scenes, and no holds barred violence, you can see why the early 1970s morality made the film highly controversial. Like many previously banned movies though, the film now seems far less shocking although it still requires a strong disposition to see the droogs inflicting violence and torture on their helpless victims.
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