Kubrick finally done right

For decades, the films of Stanley Kubrick were prevented from decent releases due to some very old contracts. But those have apparently finally been resolved. Two disc special editions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut are on the way along with a single disc version of Full Metal Jacket. In addition to these being cleaned up for the first time in twenty years in some cases, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket will finally get released in widescreen on DVD. It’s unknown whether Eyes Wide Shut will be censored or not.

In addition to these DVD, each available for $26.99, a box set will include all of these along with the Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures in a box set for $79.92. Also (more and more good news), 2001, Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut and The Shining will join Full Metal Jacket on both HD-DVD and Blu-ray. The only odd sad thing on this although Lolita and Barry Lyndon are expected to follow suit, they will not be in the box set and there will be no box set in high def, so no Life in Pictures for hd watchers. The HD versions will be available for $28.99. All releases will arrive on October 23rd.

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