Warner Brothers to Release New Five-Movie Kubrick Boxed Set

Digitally remastered and presented in their original theatrical release aspect ratios. Includes: 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Each comes with new commentary tracks. Hot diggity damn. Hard to tell from the marketing blurb whether these are new film-to-video transfers or just “remasterings” of the existing transfers. I hope they’re new transfers; I fear they aren’t.

Update: A joint Coudal Partners/Daring Fireball investigative committee has raised some troubling questions regarding the packaging of these discs. E.g. why are the numbers “2001” set in Compacta Black? And worse, what the fuck is up with the type treatment on the A Clockwork Orange sleeve?

Thursday, 23 August 2007