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.
On the commentary for the Special Edition, Alex toasting the viewer with his glass of milk is highlighted.
This appears to occur at the 1.00 min mark, when Alex holds his glass slightly higher than required, presenting the toast.
When Stanley Kubrick noticed this very subtle move in the dailies, he asked Malcolm McDowell if he realized what he had done. McDowell said - "Stanley, I just wanted the audience to know they were in for one hell of a ride".
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 ...
The writer's typewriter appears to have perhaps ten or more sheets of paper loaded on the roller. Even if you were making carbon copies, the limit would be three sheets of paper, and two thin sheets of carbon paper. There are no signs of any carbon paper being used at this desk however.
There are no opening credits after the title, which is followed by the opening shot of Alex the Droog. Although it is now commonplace for major films to not have opening credits, in 1971 it was considered rather unusual and was considered a trademark of director Stanley Kubrick.
In 1986, the full uncensored "X" rated version of the film was released on home video, and later on DVD, despite the fact that the video/DVD sleeve bears the "R" rating (which leads people to believe it's the censored version). The MPAA never re-rated the uncut version as an "R", but the uncensored version does bear the "R" certification on the DVD/video box.
£618,615 (UK) (19 March 2000)
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