Celebrating the 40th anniversary of A Clockwork Orange and the release of a magnificent 9-film Blu-ray box from Warners Home Entertainment, Leon Vitali, whose relationship with Kubrick started on Barry Lyndon, talks about the master filmmaker.
Also of note, Criterion Collection releases the last two films of Kubrick’s not yet on Blu, Killer’s Kiss and The Killing, this August. The only feature Kubrick made not available on DVD or a high-quality Blu-ray version is Fear & Desire, which Kubrick owns and doesn’t want anyone to see. (A Spanish-subtitled version is viewable, illegally, on YouTube.)
YouTube won’t allow an embed of my Kubrick tribute from Ebert Presents this weekend, but here is the link to it on YouTube itself. (Apparently, the current thinking on YouTube is that if they flag content and the owner isn’t complaining, they leave it up, but don’t allow embeds. As this is, in part, promo for WB Home Ent, and well within Fair Use, I assume there will be no complaining from the studio.) An edited-down version of the piece is available on the Ebert Presents site.