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This insert appears on the DVDtown website. It was packed with certain Matrix Trilogy Box sets. I cannot wait for these films but where is Barry Lyndon and Dr. Strangelove? I drool over the prospect of watching 2001 and A Clockwork Orange in high def!

 

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Are they re-releasing FMJ?
 

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I haven't heard whether this is the same lame transfer or if it has been re-tooled.


Here's hoping for the latter
 

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I hope we'll at least get 1.66:1, 1.77:1, or 1.85:1 transfers of the films that were previously only 1.33:1 on SD. What was the AR of the original Full Metal Jacket release?
 

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I hope we'll at least get 1.66:1, 1.77:1, or 1.85:1 transfers of the films that were previously only 1.33:1 on SD. What was the AR of the original Full Metal Jacket release?

Kubrick's SD box set did contain original aspect ratios - as opposed to purchasing each film individually. Hopefully we'll see original aspects in this box set!
 

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This insert appears on the DVDtown website. It was packed with certain Matrix Trilogy Box sets. I cannot wait for these films but where is Barry Lyndon and Dr. Strangelove? I drool over the prospect of watching 2001 and A Clockwork Orange in high def!



Where is "Paths of Glory"?
 

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Here's hoping Eyes Wide Shut is the original uncut version as Kubrick wanted. I would assume that the films shot for standard Academy widescreen (1.85:1) like The Shining, FMJ, A Clockwork Orange, etc. will finally be at least 1.78:1 (I've never known WB to do true 1.85:1 transfers).


These better be brand new HD transfers (even FMJ) with lossless audio (on Blu-ray too)! Kubrick was a singular visionary and his movies should be treated with the greatest respect.
 

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Yeah Dan, I am in total agreement. He is one of my favorite directors, right up there with David Lean and Alfred Hitchcock. I also consider "Eyes Wide Shut" a fantastic film. It has grown on me considerably over the years as is the case with the late Mr. Kubrick's other masterpieces.
 

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Where is "Paths of Glory"?

I don't think that was ever part of the previous Kubrick Collections that Warner released. I believe the previous inclusion of Dr. Strangelove was by agrreement with Columbia/Tristar which is now part of Sony Pictures. Paths of Glory is an MGM title which is now controlled by Fox if I am not mistaken. Lolita and Barry Lyndon are odd omissions. Anybody know the reason?
 

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The OAR of "The Shining" was 1:85-1 in the theaters. That's how I first saw it, loved it and would like to see it again...

That storyboard from The Kubrick book confirms the intended AR as well....

 

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I don't think that was ever part of the previous Kubrick Collections that Warner released. I believe the previous inclusion of Dr. Strangelove was by agrreement with Columbia/Tristar which is now part of Sony Pictures. Paths of Glory is an MGM title which is now controlled by Fox if I am not mistaken. Lolita and Barry Lyndon are odd omissions. Anybody know the reason?

That's my understanding as well.


Not sure what the reason is for Lolita or Barry Lyndon.


I have seen both A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey in HD on cable. 2001 looks quite good, Clockwork less so, but still pretty good. It will be great to have these in HD, since I consider these two films to be a couple of the best ever made.
 

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Where is "Paths of Glory"?

Warner doesn't own all of his films.


Killer's Kiss, The Killing, and Paths of Glory are United Artist pictures with MGM.

Spartacus is with Universal.

Dr. Strangelove is with Sony.
 

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Strangelove is a must-own for me. I can revisit that movie at least once a year and enjoy it as much as my first viewing. I'll probably pay less for the HD version than I did the special edition DVD in early 2001.
 

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Wasn't this addressed in a chat w/WHV posted over at Digital Bits? Malcolm McDowell has, I believe, stated that he recorded a commentary track for Clockwork semi-recently, and I can't imagine that they'd bother with a SD-only release of another Kubrick collection.
 

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This should be a killer set if they are all mastered well. Now for the hard part: waiting, and waiting for the reviews to see if they are worth all their high def glory.
 
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