“I was cured, all right.” Based on Anthony Burgess’s novel about a Beethoven-obsessed, murderous gang member who undergoes experimental violence-aversion therapy, Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange sent the world into a tailspin
. Met with controversy and outrage after its initial release in 1971, the film later achieved a cult status and remains today a cultural touchstone.
Although violence onscreen has become so commonplace as to be unremarkable, the questions posed by the film about violence and ethics, good and evil, are pertinent as ever. The stylized violence, unprecedented use of music and humor, and the film’s refusal to be pigeonholed into one genre
has made the influence of Kubrick’s adaption everlasting.This set includes:
- a booklet gathering film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives
- a fold-out film poster
- a DVD of the remastered film