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A jolting tale of crime and punishment stars Malcolm McDowell as a young neo-punk who becomes the guinea pig for a state-sanctioned cure of his tendency toward ?the old ultraviolence.
Stanley Kubrick's striking visual interpretation of Anthony Burgess's famous novel is a masterpiece. Malcolm McDowell delivers a clever, tongue-in-cheek performance as Alex, the leader of a quartet of droogs, a vicious group of young hoodlums who spend their nights stealing cars, fighting rival gangs, breaking into people's homes, and raping women. While other directors would simply exploit the violent elements of such a film without subtext, Kubrick maintains Burgess's dark, satirical social commentary. We watch Alex transform from a free-roaming miscreant into a convict used in a government experiment that attempts to reform criminals through an unorthodox new medical treatment. The catch, of course, is that this therapy may be nothing better than a quick cure-all for a society plagued by rampant crime. A Clockwork Orange works on many levels--visual, social, political, and sexual--and is one of the few films that hold up under repeated viewings. Kubrick not only presents colorfully arresting images, he also stylizes the film by utilizing classical music (and Wendy Carlos's electronic classical work) to underscore the violent scenes, which even today are disturbing in their display of sheer nihilism. Ironically, many fans of the film have missed that point, sadly being entertained by its brutality rather than being repulsed by it. --Bryan Reesman
Here's The 'Skinny' As They Say, I Saw This Flick Back In The Day ! And With My 'Ol Nostalgic' Side Requiring A Fix And With "Amazon'.
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In a near-future England, Alex (Malcom McDowell) and his "droogs" are juvenile delinquents whose hobbies include "ultra-violence," home invasions, and raping women. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Andrew Collins
I bought this as a gift for my cousin across the country. I was so happy when she said it arrived in a timely manner and was all in tact. Absolutely no problems with this purchase. Read morePublished 4 days ago by kay
I have the book and now I have the film. And this format is great. I like the digibooks in general, but that edition is exceptional.Published 7 days ago by German Alfonso Urrutia
Received my all time most favorite movie in a matter of days. We'll done!Published 9 days ago by Larry Cullins
We're this movie free, that still would been too expensive!Published 11 days ago by Joseph R. De Silva
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|What does Clockwork Orange mean ?||
"An orange, in British slang, refers to a man." Eh? I'm a 39 year old British guy, and I've absolutely no idea where you got that idea from!
I always took "Clockwork Orange" to mean organic on the outside but mechanical on the inside - a reference to the pre-programmed... Read More
Nov 21, 2008 by Neal Vincent | See all 14 posts
Amen, that would be nice. They seem to do it that way with all of the Blu-Ray movies. Personally I'd like to know if it a Blu-Ray actually OFFERS something over the original DVD. Or did they just recycle the transfer to dVD the way the studios started off DVD by recycling laser-disc transfers,... Read More
Aug 12, 2008 by Arkiver | See all 5 posts
|Clockwork Orange X Version - DVD Format||
Rumors. The X rated version IS the R rated version. Go here:
Oct 11, 2008 by Robert Ford | See all 19 posts
|76 minutes? Say it isn't so!||
It's just an error. There is only one version of the film in circulation. The R rated cut disappeared when the X version was released on an early VHS/Beta tape. And this is the only version in distribution since then.
Jul 7, 2009 by I. M. Fisher | See all 9 posts
|How old were you when you first watched ACO?||
I watched it just recently, I'm now 20. To be honest, I had no idea what the film was like when I decided to watch it. I discovered ACO when I accidentally saw the poster on the internet, and I got curious of it for some strange reason so I decided to buy it without any idea what to expect. So... Read More
Mar 28, 2006 by kirsten d. | See all 30 posts
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