(February 13, 2001 – Burbank, CA) - Warner Home Video’s (WHV) new “Stanley Kubrick Collection” -- including eight of the great director’s masterpieces in stunning all-new digital transfers, restored picture and new digital audio -- will be released June 12 on DVD and VHS. Debuting exclusively in the eight-title gift set - having its premiere showing at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival February 17- is “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” a powerful new 2 hour and 20 minute documentary, narrated by Tom Cruise and made by four filmmakers, longtime Kubrick collaborators who embarked on this as a labor of love. The first full-length documentary made with the Kubrick family’s co-operation presents a never-before seen, revealing portrait of Kubrick, sometimes in his own words, at work and with his family. Christiane Kubrick, the director’s wife of more than 42 years, only recently made the film footage and family photographs available. Among the long list of actors, friends and colleagues paying tribute are Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, Malcolm MacDowell, Peter Ustinov, Arthur C. Clarke, Douglas Trumbull and Time Magazine’s Richard Schickel. Said WHV president Warren Lieberfarb, “Stanley Kubrick was one of the great film directors of our time and his continuing influence on motion pictures is profound. What is so remarkable about this new documentary is how much it reveals about Kubrick as a person. It is an amazing work.” Highlights of the “Stanley Kubrick Collection” include five titles – “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” -- now available for the first time ever in Dolby Stereo on VHS and Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD plus a special new widescreen edition of “Lolita,” remastered in striking black and white. A collector’s edition of “Eyes Wide Shut,” Kubrick’s final tour-de-force, rounds out the collection. “We're especially pleased to be presenting Kubrick films in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound,” said Mike Saksa, WHV vice president, U.S. marketing. “The restored picture and new digital transfers preserve Kubrick's original vision and make the collection a ‘must-own’ for everyone.” Consumers can purchase the new seven title “Stanley Kubrick Collection” individually or in a special eight-movie gift set that includes the documentary “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures” plus special edition DVD and original VHS versions of Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” Kubrick’s satire on Cold War hysteria. All titles include original theatrical trailers and will sell for $19.98 SRP/$13.95 MAP on VHS and $24.98 SRP/$19.95 MAP on DVD. The eight-movie gift set is $149.92 SPR on VHS and $ 199.92 SRP on DVD. With operations in 78 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Time Warner Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage film titles.
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