New Trailer for UK Re-Release of Kubrick's Wild 'A Clockwork Orange'
"Viddy well, little brother." BFI has released a new trailer for their upcoming re-release of Stanley Kubrick's dystopian thriller A Clockwork Orange, first released in 1972. Set in a flamboyantly stylized near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of "ultraviolence", the film centres on Alex and his band of droogs. A young Malcolm McDowell stars, with a cast including Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, Adrienne Corri, and Carl Duering. Adapted from Anthony Burgess' novel. This is definitely one of Kubrick's wilder films, along with Dr. Strangelove, that has extreme violence and craziness galore. But it is still as genuinely brilliant as everything else he's made. As always, if you haven't seen this yet here's a perfect opportunity to experience it on the big screen. Have fun.
Here's the new UK re-release trailer (+ poster) for Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, on YouTube:
And here's the original trailer from WB for Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, also from YouTube:
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. A Clockwork Orange was both written and directed by Stanley Kubrick as his ninth feature film, just a few years after making 2001: A Space Odyssey. Adapted from Anthony Burgess' novel of the same name. It was first released in early 1972, after originally premiering in late 1971. The film will be re-released again in UK cinemas (only in 2K) starting on April 5th coming up this spring. For more info and theater listings, visit BFI.org.uk. No details on any US re-release have been announced. Who wants to see this on the big screen?
It is an exceptional film. I watched it two or three times. But, to be honest, I had enough of it. Maybe some day I'll see it again, but I don't think so. On second viewing, some parts of it were boring. However, I do recommend to everyone who hasn't see it to see it ...
shiboleth on Feb 20, 2019
Same here. The thematic is profound. The cinematography disturbigly poetic. Still...It's not a movie I enjoy watching. It's like Kubrick wanted it to be so disturbing you wouldn't want to revisit it again. ;D
tarek on Feb 20, 2019
Hey tarek. I agree with you, of course. I also think that in this particular historical moment this kind of film wouldn't have the same effect. Kubrick felt that was the right time for it and made it. Interestingly, although also provocative, the book itself is not that intense... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Feb 20, 2019
Hey Shiboleth. It's never the right moment when it comes to dissect our vileness and destructive soul. We prefer eye candy pictures. It's more reassuring. ;D
tarek on Feb 21, 2019
I agree, there's something about it, tarek. But then again, as I grow older, I can harder and harder take all that sugar coating around me. Which doesn't mean that I don't like some nice eye candy. Nice talking to you ;D
shiboleth on Feb 21, 2019
Hey tarek. It is a brilliant and yet disturbing film, that's for sure. I hardly think Kubrick made it so you wouldn't want to revisit it. That wasn't what he was was about. He was a brilliant guy and he made a brilliant film based on a unique and disturbing and equally brilliant book that took a brutally honest and incisive look at the human animal and it's so called civilized culture and society. I loved Kubrick's work and only he could make a film like this one. Still, Barry Lyndon is my favorite of his and then it's a toss up for me whether The Shining or Clockwork were either 2nd or 3rd. They all are kind of disturbingly brilliant, if you will. Barry Lyndon, to me, is a very, very funny film. Cheers, tarek!
thespiritbo on Feb 20, 2019
Hey Bo. Violence is always shocking. Especially the gratuitous one. But the most dangerous and damaging violence is the insidious one. The psychological violence that tries to tam the population to its own will... Clockwork Orange was too violent for intellectual people and too intellectual for common people. Hard for it to find its audience. ;D
tarek on Feb 21, 2019
Yea, good observation, tarek. Still, it was and is a brilliant film regardless. Hard hitting and truthful and satirical as was most of Kubrick's work. I loved it and his films, as I've stated before. Good hearing from you again. Hope all is well with you and yours.
thespiritbo on Feb 21, 2019
A brilliantly messy film. The resto is not as crispy as others, but still looks nice.
DAVIDPD on Feb 20, 2019
Great film, awful trailer though. Like if they're trying to sell it as popcorn experience. Which it obviosly isn't.
Butchy Butch on Feb 20, 2019
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