A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

DVD - 1999
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Depicts a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous adolescents and nightmarish technologies of punishment and crime.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1999.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780790742724
0790742721
9780790759999
0790759993
9781419830594
1419830597
Branch Call Number: DVD Clockwor
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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JCLStefanieE Jun 04, 2014

Depicts a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous adolescents and nightmarish technologies of punishment and crime.

Also listed on AFI's: 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES #46;
100 YEARS…100 THRILLS #21;
100 YEARS…100 HEROES & VILLAINS #12;
100 YEARS…100 MOVIES – 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION #70


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ManMachine
Jun 30, 2019

With "A Clockwork Orange" (from 1971) director, Stanley Kubrick clearly offered the viewer a motion picture of very questionable entertainment value. Here we are handed a truly demented tale that gleefully showcased white-trash and juvenile delinquency at its most vicious, vile, and corruptible.

If "A Clockwork Orange" was meant to be some sort of a twisted & perverse moral lesson, then it clearly missed its mark. If it was meant to be viewed as a scathing social commentary, then its message definitely told me that (as a society of human beings) we are, indeed, utterly and hopelessly doomed.

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Derringer
Jun 13, 2019

I certainly found it very difficult to look upon this film's hypocritical stance, as well as its hatefulness, and its outright brutality, as being really worthwhile entertainment.

Considered one of the absolute, most controversial films of the 1970s - You can be sure that even today, 48 years later, "A Clockwork Orange" still remains something of a bona-fide shocker.

I, for one, can't imagine anyone (in their right mind, of course) ever wanting to watch "A Clockwork Orange" more than once. But, hey, with that said - Isn't one man's pain (sometimes) another man's pleasure?

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XGirl
Jun 11, 2019

Hello, darlings! - I think that this over-rated movie is a perfectly wretched look at the future where despicable behavior is applauded and encouraged. I did not like the self-satisfied actor, Malcolm McDowell at all.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 04, 2019

Another great movie from Kubrick this time taking place in a dystopian Britain where a gang of young adults spend their afternoon drinking milk, raping and beating up people. The movie itself delves into the story on why the leader of this gang does this. He is eventually forced into therapy which may turn him nonviolent. The movie can be inappropriate at times but the story and plot are good with memorable scenes that have been used in pop culture time and again. I rate this movie 4/5 for these qualities and recommend this movie to Kubrick fans or people who enjoy dystopian films. @selfhelpguru of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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akirakato
Dec 04, 2018

Directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1971 based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name, this dystopian crime drama focuses on violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian near-future Britain.
Although disturbing with sexual violence and ideological mess, it turns out a thought-provoking dystopian nightmare with a very dark sense of humor.

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VonHafenstaaad
Dec 03, 2018

A Clockwork Orange is one of Kubrick's best films and that's saying a lot. Every frame of this film is like a painting. The set design is astounding. The scenes are iconic. The acting is intense and surreal. The music is chilling. The overall vibe of the film is like no other I've ever seen. It's one of my favorite films and one of the best films ever made. I recommend it for anyone who doesn't mind an intense adult film

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 03, 2018

A Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece of sex, ultra-violence, and the lovely Beethoven.Stanley Kubrick provides a black-comedy with Malcolm McDowell playing the " lovable " psychopath Alex Delarge.

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Calvacade
Dec 03, 2018

A mind shattering experience with its exaggerated violence and outrageous vulgarity.

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strider643
Oct 25, 2018

Saw this film years ago and thought it was great and re-watched it recently and couldn't stand it. The violence I found shocking years ago just seems laughable now. There's nothing I like about it now. I was shocked how much I didn't like it now but to me this movie doesn't hold up well over time. It's a dud.

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jezicuhh
Apr 13, 2018

Unpopular opinion, but I turned this off within 23 minutes. Vulgar, violent, and just not for me. I was honestly bored.

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libraryeri
Jan 08, 2012

Sexual Content: Rape

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Thistlelaneous
Nov 15, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Thistlelaneous
Nov 15, 2009

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Thistlelaneous
Nov 15, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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LibraryUser53
Mar 15, 2013

What's it going to be then, eh?

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AND I'LL SMASH YOUR FACE FOR YOU YARBLOCKOS!

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LibraryUser53
Mar 15, 2013

Setting: London, sometime in the future.

Alex and his fellow teenage droogs (gang) engage in some rather violent ways to pass the time of day; and for no apparent reason other than their ill-sorted ideas of amusement. Until Alex is caught, and then the State steps in to set things right. But is the State's solution worse than the crime? O my brothers, that is the question.

Now hold on to your seat, the going may be a little rough, as Alex, Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, gather at the Karova Milk Bar, their favorite Milk-Plus Mesto, for the purpose of making up their rassodocks what to do for the evening.

What's it going to be then, eh?

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