Clockwork Orange
Warner Bros. (1971)
Crime, Science Fiction
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IMDB   8.5
137 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R
Patrick Magee Frank Alexander
Malcolm McDowell Alex DeLarge / Narrator / Prisoner 655321
Warren Clarke Dim / Officer Corby
Michael Bates Chief Guard Barnes
Adrienne Corri Mrs. Alexander
Carl Duering Dr. Brodsky
Paul Farrell Tramp
Clive Francis Joe the Lodger
Miriam Karlin Catlady
James Marcus Georgie
John Clive Stage Actor
Michael Gover Prison Governor
Aubrey Morris Deltoid
Madge Ryan Dr. Branom
Stanley Kubrick
Producer Stanley Kubrick
Bernard Williams
Si Litvinoff
Max L. Raab
Writer Stanley Kubrick
Anthony Burgess
Cinematography John Alcott
Musician Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Edward Elgar
Ludwig van Beethoven
Gioacchino Rossini
Wendy Carlos
Nacio Herb Brown
Henry Purcell

Set in a dystopic England of the future where gangs roam the streets, do drugs, and speak a slang language based on Russian, it follows the story of young delinquent Alex (Malcolm McDowell). Alex's love for cruelty and rape is only overshadowed by his love of classical music. After committing a terrible crime he is sent to a detention facility where he is subjected to a new technique for rehabilitating criminals. This technique involves forcing the subjects to watch films of violence while under the influence of drugs that cause pain. This technique creates an association in the subject between violence and pain and essentially cures Alex of his violent impulses. Unfortunately, the soundtracks of these films is the same classical music Alex once loved, and he necessarily comes to associate this music with extreme physical pain as well. After his release from the hospital, he wanders the streets and is beaten by his former friends, as he is now physically incapable of defending himself. He returns to the scene of the crime that got him arrested, where the husband of the woman he killed tortures him by forcing him to listen to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Alex attempts suicide by jumping out of a window, but survives. After some time in the hospital he returns to normal and is seduced into joining the current political administration, in order to repair the damage to their reputation caused by his attempted suicide. He is happily a violent delinquent again, this time in the pay of the government.
Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Release Date 6/12/2001
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); French; Portuguese; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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