Filmmaker's widow cooperated, Cruise narrated
Nearly two years after releasing a set of six Stanley Kubrick films on DVD and more than a year after the DVD release of “Eyes Wide Shut,” Warner Home Video will release a new and improved collection of all seven titles and the first video release of the 140-minute documentary “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures.”Docu, made by four longtime Kubrick collaborators with the cooperation of the director’s wife, Christiane Kubrick, and narrated by Tom Cruise, is scheduled to premiere Saturday at the Berlin Film Festival. “The Stanley Kubrick Collection,” to be released on VHS and DVD June 12, will include Columbia TriStar Home Video’s new DVD edition of Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Warner faced some criticism with the initial release of the first six titles, most of which did not offer multichannel sound, widescreen formats or many of the extras DVD consumers have come to expect. The new versions of “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” will be presented for the first time in Dolby stereo on VHS and Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD. The new DVD of the black-and-white “Lolita” features a new widescreen presentation. The entire collection will be priced at $149.92 on VHS and $199.92 on DVD, with each title priced individually at $19.98 on VHS and $24.98 on DVD.