I have this in a box set with 7 other of his films and a documentary. I really like Stanley Kubrick and his films so it's a pleasure to watch them and last night I watched Lolita for the first time (I only got chance last night). Now I haven't read the novel this is based on so I don't know any different but it is a compelling film about how far a man will go for love. The only fault I found with it is the performance of Charlotte Haze (Shelly Winters) I found it was over the top but other then that I really enjoyed the film.
The story everyone knows by now so I won't go into detail but they deliver career bests in there performance and Peter Sellers steals the film and he has some funny lines in the film.
I think that Stanley Kubrick is a master at his work and I will watch the films in this box set over the coming nights.
The dvd has a trailer for the film and that's it but you don't watch a Kubrick film for the special features.
Stanley Kubrick explores a theme he would revisit later in his career with the film EYES WIDE SHUT.
These themes are relevant today as much as they were back then.