Incoming: Stanley Kubrick Collection

3 Stars

Announcement coming on Thursday morning. 4K?

https://www.stanleykubrickcollection.com/password

[โ€‹IMG]

Published by

Kevin Collins

administrator

59 Comments

  1. Depending on the specifics, Iโ€™d be interested. The only Kubrick I have on BluRay is A Clockwork Orange, and I think it needs an upgraded transfer (very lackluster colors, and a bit soft in contrasts, in my opinion).

  2. I have the 'other' collection with the psychedelic artwork. The transfers in that one were questionable. I've already pre-ordered The Shining in 4K and own the Criterion Blu of Barry Lyndon, in addition to owning all of the other Kubrick's on Blu – including the Spartacus remaster – and frankly, without further info this just seems like another money grab reissue with lackluster cover art. It's like the James Bond reissue box, that in no way was as classy an affair as the Bond 50 box set. Now, if everything herein did make the leap to 4K, that would be a whole new ball of wax to reconsider.

  3. Seems late in the game for yet another Blu-ray box set. Doesn't seem worth hyping it up if it's just a re-release/repackaging. 2001 is already on 4K. The Shining is coming soon. And there were rumors of A Clockwork Orange hitting 4K this year as well – a 4K scan premiered at Cannes years and years ago. It's Eyes Wide Shut's 20th anniversary so a 4K release of that would be apt. We know they have a 4K master of Barry Lyndon already done. That just leaves Full Metal Jacket and Lolita of the WB owned titles.

  4. I doubt Spartacus, Dr Strangelove or any of Kubrick's early work will be included. Spartacus is Universal, Dr Strangelove is Columbia and the early stuff isn't popular enough to be of interest to Warner.

    I expect the set will be a 4K upgrade for the usual big guns. I have the Blu-Ray Kubrick set and, although I've been happy enough with it, I recently felt moved to import the Criterion edition of Barry Lyndon (had to go for the DVD as the acquisition of a multi-region BR player would have made it prohibitively expensive – also grabbed the Criterion Five Easy Pieces while I was at it). Both are films that have left me longing for bonus material for years.

    I'll be interested to see if they include bonus material for Lolita and Barry Lyndon in the new box set (audio commentaries would be particularly welcome). Both of those films have been tragically neglected while there has been a plethora of material for 2001, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut.

  5. It seems unlikely to me that the entire Kubrick library would be coming to 4K UHD all at once and that all of the behind the scenes work necessary to make that happen was able to be done without even the slightest hint leaking out that work was in progress. It's not impossible, but I tend to be doubtful.

  6. It looks to be all the movies he made at WB, which owns a few of his United Artists and MGM films. Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove are Universal and Columbia respectively and weren't mentioned on that website, so I don't think they'll be included in his box set.

  7. WB does not own Kubrick's United Artist films. Those are currently under MGM's control.

    MGM has Killer's Kiss, The Killing and Paths Of Glory
    Universal has Spartacus
    Sony has Dr. Strangelove
    Warner has Lolita, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

    Fear and Desire is in the public domain.

  8. darkrock17

    It looks to be all the movies he made at WB, which owns a few of his United Artists and MGM films.

    Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove are Universal and Columbia respectively and weren't mentioned on that website, so I don't think they'll be included in his box set.

    What am I missing? Other than The Shining carpet pattern I don't see mention of any films at all…

  9. Cranston37

    What am I missing? Other than The Shining carpet pattern I don't see mention of any films at all…

    The site says it's run by Warner Bros and Warner Media, by default that would mean that this collection will be all the titles that WB owns.

  10. darkrock17

    The site says it's run by Warner Bros and Warner Media, by default that would mean that this collection will be all the titles that WB owns.

    Well, to be fair, it doesn't mean anything of the sort. There is no indication that it will include ALL of the WB Kubricks. It's possible that it will be a limited 4K set only, with The Shining (carpet pattern on website seems to indicate this), 2001, and a couple of other 4K surprises. Or, it could be a mixed 4k + Blu-ray set, but that's a very strange marketing decision if it comes to be.

    It would be amazing if WB includes all FIVE of their other Kubrick films in 4K UHD, but I can't see that as a realistic possibility. Fingers are crossed, however. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. dpippel

    Well, to be fair, it doesn't mean anything of the sort. There is no indication that it will include ALL of the WB Kubricks. It's possible that it will be a limited 4K set only, with The Shining (carpet pattern on website seems to indicate this), 2001, and a couple of other 4K surprises. It would be amazing if WB includes all FIVE of their other Kubrick films in 4K UHD, but I can't see that as a realistic possibility. Fingers are crossed, however. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Exactly. That's what I meant by my "what am I missing" post a few back.

    "It looks to be all the movies he made at WB" feels like a bit of a leap…

  12. Cranston37

    Exactly. That's what I meant by my "what am I missing" post a few back.

    "It looks to be all the movies he made at WB" feels like a bit of a leap…

    I should of said all the cash cow titles of his that WB has released again and again.

  13. darkrock17

    I should of said all the cash cow titles of his that WB has released again and again.

    I've never known WB to re-issue titles ad-infinitum ๐Ÿ˜‰
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I suspect WB has deals with Sony and Universal with regards to Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and the George Kennedy Spartacus … just as Fox had with WB to have Blazing Saddles in their Mel Brooks disc sets …

  14. Josh Steinberg

    Warner had a deal with them previously. For all we know, they may have a deal in perpetuity that allows them to join forces on future box sets.

    I was just about to say that. We don't know how long those licensing deals last, could be for a few years or until the units are sold out; mostly likely whichever comes first I would imagine.

  15. Hilarious! The most anti-climatic reveal in years! Pity they didn't announce this six months in advance, then we could have had one of those crazy 2001 threads from last year, with hundreds of posts of wild speculation, rumour-mongering and conjecture.

  16. titch

    Hilarious! The most anti-climatic reveal in years! Pity they didn't announce this six months in advance, then we could have had one of those crazy 2001 threads from last year, with hundreds of posts of wild speculation, rumour-mongering and conjecture.

    They should have announced it last Saturday – the conspiracy nuts would have given them free advertising for years…

  17. Cranston37

    A few words about…โ„ข๏ธ The Stanley Kubrick Collection — in Cotton

    Yessss. Since I live for RAHโ€™s sarcasm I would love it. And yes model one of those shirts. Are these the 4K shirts?

  18. Disappointed. Was hoping for a Kooking With Kubrick cook book so I could make those moon bus sandwiches and that colorful slop that Bowman and Poole eat. As well as real Moloko Plus and Jack Torrenceโ€™s eggs and bacon.

  19. Robert Harris

    Just ordered the amazing hooded red cape. Canโ€™t have a proper offering without one.

    Hmm, it's not offered on the site anymore and after emailing them, I got this reply from customer service:

    "Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider these words a second warning. We hope, for your own good, that this will be sufficient."

  20. Patrick McCart

    Hmm, it's not offered on the site anymore and after emailing them, I got this reply from customer service:

    "Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider these words a second warning. We hope, for your own good, that this will be sufficient."

    Screw you WB

  21. Patrick McCart

    Hmm, it's not offered on the site anymore and after emailing them, I got this reply from customer service:

    "Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider these words a second warning. We hope, for your own good, that this will be sufficient."

    Perhaps they need a good talking to, if you don't mind my saying so… perhaps a bit more!

  22. titch

    Hilarious! The most anti-climatic reveal in years! Pity they didn't announce this six months in advance, then we could have had one of those crazy 2001 threads from last year, with hundreds of posts of wild speculation, rumour-mongering and conjecture.

    Yep, it has to be the most disappointing and lame reveal in recent memory… the possible connection with the 1000th Criterion spine had me intrigued. I am doubly disappointed that the 100th spine was indeed the mega-Godzilla set – I am fully expecting to be lambasted for that view ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Blu-ray.com is reporting the UK release of the Limited Edition box set which will be available for purchase through online vendor Zavvi on October 21:

    "If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed." โ€“ Stanley Kubrick. Own 7 ground-breaking films and a revealing documentary* in one stunning limited-edition collection. This collection contains The Shining for the first time in 4K Ultra HD, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey in 4K Ultra HD, a 20-page exclusive booklet, and a collection of beautiful art cards".

    "This collection includes the following films: Lolita (Blu-ray), 2001: A Space Odyssey (4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray), A Clockwork Orange (Blu-ray), Barry Lyndon (Blu-ray), The Shining (4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray), Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray), Eyes Wide Shut (Blu-ray), and Stanley Kubrick A Life in Pictures (Documentary on DVD)".

    https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=25645

Leave a Reply