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Ian Jane
08-08-2012, 10:57 AM
From their Facebook page:

"Okay, folks, here's that big announcement -- Stanley Kubrick's FEAR AND DESIRE will hit Blu-ray and DVD via our Kino Classics label on October 23. It was restored at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, and ours is the first ever proper video release in any format."

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I've never seen this but am certainly keen to check it out. I know Kubrick himself wasn't too happy with it and that it was made on a pretty low budget. I also seem to remember reading that this aired on TCM some time ago. Has anyone actually seen it?

Apronikoff
08-08-2012, 11:17 AM
I saw this when TCM aired it. It's pretty much only interesting as a historical artifact from Kubrick's career -- real obvious why he wasn't keen on it.

Still, I'm sure I'll pick this release up just to complete my Kubrick collection.

Ian Jane
08-08-2012, 11:18 AM
This could be one of those releases where the extras make it. If they put in a great historically oriented commentary or documentary on the history of the movie, it could go a long way towards making it a better overall package.

Apronikoff
08-08-2012, 11:23 AM
This could be one of those releases where the extras make it. If they put in a great historically oriented commentary or documentary on the history of the movie, it could go a long way towards making it a better overall package.

Definitely. I'd also love to see them wrangle up the three early shorts he did. If those were completed this could end up an essential release alongside some good supplementary material this could end up being an essential release..

Ian Jane
08-29-2012, 05:31 PM
Kino just posted a cool restoration comparison clip:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F08pp0U7TM

Ian Jane
09-14-2012, 09:51 AM
UK readers might be interested in knowing that the film is going to also be released by Eureka, at least so says Empire Online (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=35169).

Ian Jane
11-23-2012, 10:25 AM
UK based Kubrick fans might be interested to learn that Eureka are releasing this as part of the Masters Of Cinema line on 1/28/2013.

http://twitchfilm.com/2012/11/masters-of-cinema-unveils-new-clip-from-kubricks-fear-and-desire.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%29