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It's all stylised: from Burgess' invented pidgin Russian (snarled unforgettably by McDowell) to 2001-style slow tracks through sculpturally perfect sets (as with many Kubrick movies, the story could be told through decor alone) and exaggerated, grotesque performances on a par with those of Dr Strangelove (especially from Patrick Magee and Aubrey Morris). Made in 1971, based on a novel from 1962, A Clockwork Orange resonates across the years. Its future is now quaint, with Magee pecking out "subversive literature" on a giant IBM typewriter and "lovely, lovely Ludwig Van" on mini-cassette tapes. However, the world of "Municipal Flat Block 18A, Linear North" is very much with us: a housing estate where classical murals are obscenely vandalised, passers-by are rare and yobs loll about with nothing better to do than hurt people.
On the DVD: The extras are skimpy, with just an impressionist trailer in the style of the film used to brainwash Alex and a list of awards for which Clockwork Orange was nominated and awarded. The box promises soundtracks in English, French and Italian and subtitles in ten languages, but the disc just has two English soundtracks (mono and Dolby Surround 5.1) and two sets of English subtitles. The terrific-looking "digitally restored and remastered" print is letterboxed at 1.66:1 and on a widescreen TV plays best at 14:9. The film looks as good as it ever has, with rich stable colours (especially and appropriately the orangey-red of the credits and the blood) and a clarity that highlights previously unnoticed details such as Alex's gouged eyeball cufflinks and enables you to read the newspaper articles which flash by. The 5.1 soundtrack option is amazingly rich, benefiting the nuances of performance as much as the classical/electronic music score and the subtly unsettling sound effects. --Kim Newman
SOme love this film, some just like it but do not consider it as high and perfect as many others Kubrick's films. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Elleppi
Brilliant from start to finnish, my favourite kubrick film, it's just a shame ,but typical, that this is not available in the uk. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lee B, hove
Great movie. really dark and violent for its time.
The steelbook is also amazing
I was 18 when this first came out and at the time it was one of those ‘must see films’ as it was an experience that wasn’t on offer before? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thespionic
Not the uncut version so can't get the feel of how violent this film is. Shame.Published 2 months ago by Helen Parsons
The most controversial film Kubrick has made with a good lead role in the role. The setting is interesting because it is set in the future where gangs run amok and kill people... Read morePublished 2 months ago by josh91
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