Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

2018-11-16T09:22:43-04:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: 4K|Tags: , , , , , , |

A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements.

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Barry Lyndon: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2017-10-12T08:59:13-04:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Based on the Victorian novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, this film tells the complex story of a sensitive, intelligent, and ambitious man trapped in a society which has no use for him. Despite the obstacle of his Irish birth, Raymond Barry manages to become the wealthy but ill-respected Barry Lyndon.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2016-06-10T08:58:50-04:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , , |

Rarely does nihilistic humor bubble up so relentlessly as in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 masterpiece of political satire, Dr. Strangelove. The tale begins when Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a United States general who is as obsessed with the spread of communism as he is with the dangers of fluoridation, dispatches a flock of B-52's into Russia, putting the world inexorably on a path toward self-annihilation. Kubrick's early training as a photographer is evident, especially in his bold sense of visual composition. The film's cartoonish characters grease the scathing commentary on cold war buffoonery.

Spartacus – Restored Edition (Blu-ray)

2015-10-13T10:50:31-04:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , |

Stanley Kubrick's first big-budget movie, a rousing testament to the unquenchable human thirst for freedom, was phenomenally successful when first released in 1960 and is today regarded -- rightfully so -- as one of the truly great cinematic spectacles. It was certainly a career highpoint for Kirk Douglas, who is superbly stoic as Spartacus, the former gladiator who led an army of fellow slaves against their Roman oppressors.