R | | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Most of the early scenes were filmed on the then under construction Thamesmead New Town project in South East London, Stage One. The flat used in the scene was the show home for the first block completed. Viewers will notice the area around the lake and beyond was under construction at the time and had two more years of building ahead. The scenes on Stage One are still present.
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or ...
Alex comments that the opera singer's voice makes "all the malankey little hairs" on his skin stand up. In the Nadsat slang that he speaks, "malankey" already means "little", so his statement becomes one about all his "little little hairs".
The opening and closing credits are slides with the random colors in the background and the text are only white, instead of the black background.
In the 1971 X version, when Alex is smashed with the milk bottle, it is in slow-motion. In the edited R version, it is at normal speed.