CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972)

£15.00

Warner Bros Inc., VHS, slipcase, ntsc, 1991, 1031, Color, 137 mins.

 

Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.

 

A dark, ironic tale of an ultra-violent fututre.

 

The brutal face stares at us, filling the screen. Slowly the camera pulls back. Alex sits on the couch of the Korova Milk Bar surrounded by white sculptures of naked, submissive woman. He sips milk laced with drugs to "sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultraviolence."

 

Thus begins Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous punks and nightmarish technologies of crime and punishment. Kubrick makes of Anthony Burgess' celebrated novel a savage and satiric morality play centering on Alex (Malcolm McDowell), who fights, robs, rapes and kills like any conscienceless young predator. Captured and imprisoned, he undergoes treatment to condition him, render him "safe," a "clockwork orange" healthy and whole on the outside - but crippled within by reflex mechanisims beyond his control.

 

But when Alex's "cure" leaves him defenseless to the revenge of his victims, what can society do for - or to - Alex next? It is a question that always galvanizes viewers of this disturbing, brilliant odyssey, which recieved the New York Film Critics Awards for Best Picture and Director and four Academy Award nominations. But A Clockwork Orange and all Kubrick films - particulary 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket - creates worlds and visions of eerie beauty and terror that linger in the mind's eye for all time.

 

 

Condition: Good, box has some wear to edges and corners.


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