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Stanley Kubrick: Visionary Filmmaker Collection (7 Blu-ray Box Set) Stanley Kubrick: Visionary Filmmaker Collection (7 Blu-ray Box Set)

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Collection of seven films directed by Stanley Kubrick.

In Lolita (1962), an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a fastidious, middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to what he sees as the vulgarity of American culture. When he stays at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters) he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita (Sue Lyon), the woman's teenage daughter. A controversial and troubling exploration of male desire.

In sci-fi masterpiece 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968), at the dawn of mankind, a tribe of pre-humans are visited on Earth by a huge black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal's destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when the ship computer, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), seemingly develops a malfunction.

Kubrick's controversial societal satire A Clockwork Orange (1971) supposedly triggered copycat violence on its initial release and, as a result, the director withdrew the film from circulation in Britain, keeping it suppressed right up to his death in 1999. The film follows sadistic hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) as he takes his gang on a cheery, remorseless spree of murder and sexual violence. When he is eventually captured, the authorities subject him to a series of experiments designed to rid him of his violent tendencies, prompting questions about our moral framework and the nature of free will.

Barry Lyndon (1975) is based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William M. Thackeray. Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is an Irish country boy who falls in love with a well-to-do local girl (Gay Hamilton) and is subsequently tricked by her family into leaving town. Disillusioned with love, the brokenhearted youngster embarks on an adventure which sees him serve in the Seven Years' War, earn a living as a professional gambler, and eventually move into the higher ranks of society when he meets and marries the beautiful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). However, despite the luck which has brought him such riches, it is this final move, the cynical choice to marry for social advancement rather than love, which brings about Barry's downfall.

In The Shining (1980), adapted from the Stephen King shocker, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel in Colorado in an attempt to seek solitude while he writes a novel. Eager to get started, Jack disregards warnings that the hotel's isolation drove a former caretaker mad, and moves into the massive resort with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd). But Danny has a supernatural gift, and senses an evil lurking in the hotel, and as winter storms cut the hotel off from civilisation, Jack starts to unravel.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) unflinchingly details the dehumanising humiliation and mental torment of military service, as experienced by a bunch of Vietnam conscripts under the training of the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). The second half of the film follows one of the recruits, Joker (Matthew Modine), onto the battlefield as he is thrown into the disastrous war at the height of the Tet offensive. The entire movie was shot in East London.

Finally, real-life husband-and-wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star as a married couple in Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Kubrick's last film. One night, returning home from a party, Alice (Kidman) confesses that she still has fantasies about a sailor she once knew. William (Cruise) is shocked and jealous, and when he is later called away on business, he embarks on a journey into an illicit erotic underworld of sexual debauchery which threatens to consume the couples' lives.

Collection of seven films directed by Stanley Kubrick.

In Lolita (1962), an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a fastidious, middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to what he sees as the vulgarity of American culture. When he stays at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters) he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita (Sue Lyon), the woman's teenage daughter. A controversial and troubling exploration of male desire.

In sci-fi masterpiece 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968), at the dawn of mankind, a tribe of pre-humans are visited on Earth by a huge black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal's destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when the ship computer, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), seemingly develops a malfunction.

Kubrick's controversial societal satire A Clockwork Orange (1971) supposedly triggered copycat violence on its initial release and, as a result, the director withdrew the film from circulation in Britain, keeping it suppressed right up to his death in 1999. The film follows sadistic hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) as he takes his gang on a cheery, remorseless spree of murder and sexual violence. When he is eventually captured, the authorities subject him to a series of experiments designed to rid him of his violent tendencies, prompting questions about our moral framework and the nature of free will.

Barry Lyndon (1975) is based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William M. Thackeray. Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is an Irish country boy who falls in love with a well-to-do local girl (Gay Hamilton) and is subsequently tricked by her family into leaving town. Disillusioned with love, the brokenhearted youngster embarks on an adventure which sees him serve in the Seven Years' War, earn a living as a professional gambler, and eventually move into the higher ranks of society when he meets and marries the beautiful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). However, despite the luck which has brought him such riches, it is this final move, the cynical choice to marry for social advancement rather than love, which brings about Barry's downfall.

In The Shining (1980), adapted from the Stephen King shocker, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel in Colorado in an attempt to seek solitude while he writes a novel. Eager to get started, Jack disregards warnings that the hotel's isolation drove a former caretaker mad, and moves into the massive resort with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd). But Danny has a supernatural gift, and senses an evil lurking in the hotel, and as winter storms cut the hotel off from civilisation, Jack starts to unravel.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) unflinchingly details the dehumanising humiliation and mental torment of military service, as experienced by a bunch of Vietnam conscripts under the training of the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). The second half of the film follows one of the recruits, Joker (Matthew Modine), onto the battlefield as he is thrown into the disastrous war at the height of the Tet offensive. The entire movie was shot in East London.

Finally, real-life husband-and-wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star as a married couple in Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Kubrick's last film. One night, returning home from a party, Alice (Kidman) confesses that she still has fantasies about a sailor she once knew. William (Cruise) is shocked and jealous, and when he is later called away on business, he embarks on a journey into an illicit erotic underworld of sexual debauchery which threatens to consume the couples' lives.

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SKU 5051892045308
Catalogue Number 1000202271
Product contents 7 discs
Year 1862 - 1999
Director Stanley Kubrick
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Countries USA, UK
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Colour Black & White, Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1
Language(s) English
Running time c.1000 min total
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18

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