Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the A Clockwork Orange 4K Ultra HD and Digital release has been set for September 21, 2021 (pre-order at Amazon).
Stanley Kubrick‘s 1971 classic dystopian film was adapted from Anthony Burgess’s 1962 decline-of-civilization novel (buy at Amazon). The movie received four Academy Award nominations; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Based on Material from Another Medium) and Best Film Editing.
Directed, written and produced by Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange stars Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge, Warren Clarke, James Marcus and Michael Tarn as his droogs, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates.
In 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected A Clockwork Orange for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The film is set in an England of the future. Alex (McDowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” while jauntily warbling “Singin’ in the Rain.”
After he’s jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to a behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he’s conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims.
The A Clockwork Orange 4K restoration was conducted by Warner Bros.’ Motion Picture Imaging (MPI).
Kubrick’s former right-hand man Leon Vitali and the Kubrick Estate worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. during the mastering process.
Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
A Clockwork Orange will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features.
Fans can also own the movie in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning September 21.
Rated R, the movie was made for just $2.2 million but earned $26.9 million at the worldwide box office. While it received polarized reviews during its original release, the movie has gained a cult following.
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 4K ULTRA HD FEATURES
Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Nick Redman
Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange [2000 Channel 4 Documentary]
Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange
Turning Like Clockwork
Malcolm McDowell Looks Back
O Lucky Malcolm!