A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

DVD - 2011
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In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem ... but not all goes to plan.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2011
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780780674004
Branch Call Number: DVD Clockwork
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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One of the best books and movies of all time, IMHO, although not an easy watch (or read).

The film "A Clockwork Orange" has held up remarkably well over the decades; issues such as society's numbness to violence and how (or whether) to rehabilitate violent offenders are still obviously 21st-century problems. Malcolm McDowell gives a terrifying performance as Little Alex, the... Read More »

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May 05, 2017

A Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece of sex, ultra-violence, and the lovely Beethoven.Stanley Kubrick provides a black-comedy with Malcolm McDowell being the lovable Psychopath Alex Delarge

May 05, 2017

A mind shattering experience with its exaggerated violence and outrageous vulgarity.

Marinetti Jan 03, 2017

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 . While other directors would simply exploit the violent elements of such a film without subtext, Kubrick maintains Burgess's dark, satirical social commentary.
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.

Sep 24, 2016

Ultra violence!!! Very poignant look violence in society and what to do about it. You may not agree with the final outcome, but you will enjoy it! Some of the scenes will affect the squeemish. Malcolm McDowell is brillant!

Dec 07, 2015

Stanley Kubrick Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece.
Saw this movie when I was 15 (My brother got me in the theater).
The violence and the sex was only one part of the movie, I was fascinated about all the characters and their interaction with Alex.
Great film as all of Kubrick's work.

Dec 04, 2015

Naughty Naughty! but its aceptable because Beetoven RULES!!! I can acept that, but he just happens to be my fav director so what can i say? ah? what did I say? what was i saying? i was distracted! awsome movie!

Apr 21, 2015

For all its technical brilliance, this is a pretty repulsive film that misses the point of the book. Malcolm Mcdowell's great though.

Mar 03, 2015

I like this movie very much. Others will be bothered by the senseless physical and sexual violence. But really there is no other way to represent the book on film.
Speaking of the book, it is a brilliant piece and contains more violence. The story is more complete.
I dont know that there is any true moral point to this movie. It is simply a fantasy story about a selfish character who gets a taste of punishment in the most unexpected way.
The book ends differently than the movie and for those looking for a redeeming quality, you may find a bit of that in the print edition.
Still this is an excellent movie visually. The costumes, slang lines, sets, color and camera shots are brilliant and totally unique. It is full of visual and auditory stimulation that will stick with you.
Its a great movie everyone should see... except those who have a need to sympathize with the lead roles.
This is a keeper.

Oct 17, 2014

In regards to 1971's "A Clockwork Orange" - When I seriously consider Kubrick's previous movie-project (the triumphant, outer space, extravaganza - 2001: A Space Odyssey), I can't help but scratch my head and wonder what the heck prompted said film-maker to take such a violent U-Turn as he did so with this film.

With "A Clockwork Orange", Kubrick clearly offered the viewer a motion picture of very questionable entertainment value. Here we are handed a truly demented tale that gleefully showcased white-trash, juvenile delinquency at its most vicious, vile and corruptible.

If "A Clockwork Orange" was meant to be some sort of a twisted & perverse moral lesson, then it clearly missed its mark. If it was meant to be viewed as a scathing social commentary, then its message definitely told me that (as a society of human beings) we are, indeed, utterly and hopelessly doomed.

I certainly found it very difficult to look upon this film's hypocritical stance, as well as its hatefulness and its brutality, as being really worthwhile entertainment.

Considered one of the absolute, most controversial films of the 1970s - You can be sure that even today, 43 years later, "A Clockwork Orange" still remains something of a bona-fide shocker.

I certainly can't imagine anyone (in their right mind, of course) ever wanting to watch "A Clockwork Orange" more than once. But, hey, with that said - Isn't one man's pain (sometimes) another man's pleasure?

Jul 30, 2013

If you like Kubrick, you will love this film, perhaps his best and definitely my favourite movie of all time. Loved it when I saw it as a teen, love it now. The book is brilliant as well and is a must read although the ending is quite different. Funny, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking visually stunning film. It portrays a version of a dystopian future which in some ways looks like modern England and could be like ours if we are not careful. Fascinating commentary on social engineering and the nature of evil and choice. Gotta love the old ultra violent real horror show my droogs.

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Mar 15, 2013

What's it going to be then, eh?

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Mar 15, 2013

Setting: London, sometime in the future.

Alex and his fellow teenage droogs (gang) engage in some rather violent ways to pass the time of day; and for no apparent reason other than their ill-sorted ideas of amusement. Until Alex is caught, and then the State steps in to set things right. But is the State's solution worse than the crime? O my brothers, that is the question.

Now hold on to your seat, the going may be a little rough, as Alex, Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, gather at the Karova Milk Bar, their favorite Milk-Plus Mesto, for the purpose of making up their rassodocks what to do for the evening.

What's it going to be then, eh?

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