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Barry Lyndon

Kubrick, Stanley
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"Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling version of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O'Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years' War and the parlors of high society. For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of pioneering cinematic techniques and lavish costume and production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a masterpiece--a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart"--Container.

Rating: PG.|||adult

Warner Bros., a Warner Communications company, presents a film by Stanley Kubrick ; written for the screen, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick ; executive producer, Jan Harlan.

Title information from screen credits.

Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.

Wide screen (1.66:1).

Features: New 4K digital restoration; Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack; New documentary featuring cast and crew interviews as well as audio excerpts from a 1976 interview with director Stanley Kubrick; New program about the film's groundbreaking visuals, featuring focus puller Douglas Milsome and gaffer Lou Bogue, as well as excerpts from a 1980 interview with cinematographer John Alcott; New program featuring historian Christopher Frayling on Academy Award-winning production designer Ken Adam; New interview with editor Anthony Lawson; French television interview from 1976 with Ulla-Britt S©œderlund, who codesigned the film's Oscar-winning costumes; New interview with critic Michel Ciment; New interview with actor Leon Vitali about the 5.1 surround soundtrack, which he cosupervised; New piece analyzing the fine-art-inspired aesthetics of the film with art curator Adam Eaker; Trailers; Plus an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and two pieces about the film from the March 1976 issue of American Cinematographer.

Narrator, Michael Hordern ; cast, Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Diana Koerner, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, Andre Morell, Arthur O'Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone, Leon Vitali.

Director of photography, John Alcott ; editor, Tony Lawson ; music adapted and conducted by Leonard Rosenman.

Blu-ray, region A; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or uncompressed monaural; requires Blu-ray player.

English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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