Originally Posted by Arthur Hancock
It's been ominously quiet here about "A Clockwork Orange." A few negative reviews here and there but no major feedback about this important Kubrick film. Any comments? I notice HD REview has managed to review a "Chucky" film but not A Clockwork Orange (they've reviewed Kubrick's other releases). Don't tell me this is a stinker (one of my all time favorites).
I have it on Blu-ray, but I'm assuming it's identical to the HD-DVD version(aside from the latter coming with 2 discs instead of 1).
I thought the transfer was underwhelming. Not as disappointing as Eyes Wide Shut, but I'd rank it 4th among the Kubrick movies released last week in terms of picture quality. The audio was pretty weak as well, but it was originally in mono so what can you really expect?
I'd still recommend picking it up though if you're a fan. It probably looks as good as it can given the source material. And it's also the first time we have an anamorphic release of this film. That alone is reason enough to upgrade.