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Fear and Desire

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Genres: War, Action & Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Starring: Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Virginia Leith, Kenneth Harp, Stephen Coit, Toba Kubrick, David Allen
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Plot Synopsis:

Fear and Desire is the ambitious first feature film by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (Paths of Glory, Full Metal Jacket). In this existential drama—which has the feeling of a waking dream rather than a conventional war film—four soldiers return to their senses after crash-landing in a forest behind enemy lines. Blindly navigating their way back to their unit, they attack an isolated cabin occupied by enemy soldiers, then apprehend a peasant woman who is tormented by the deranged young soldier assigned to guard her. On the verge of freedom, they discover an outpost of enemy officers, and must decide whether to slip silently past or stage a violent confrontation with their doppelgängers. Upon Its initial release, Kubrick was stung by negative audience reactions and immediately decided to tone down the philosophical aspects of the film. These edits made the film less of a metaphysical experience and more of a conventional war film. For decades, this 62-minute version was all that existed of Fear and Desire, until Library of Congress came into possession of a 35mm element of the original 70-minute cut, which has not been seen since its interrupted theatrical run in 1953. Now, we can finally see Fear and Desire as the it was first released, and witness the blossoming of a 23-year-old cinematic genius.


Product Extras :

    Brand New HD Masters – 4K Resorations from the 35mm Camera Negative and Fine Grain
    NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller (70 Minute Cut)
    NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani (62 Minute Cut)
    FLYING PADRE (1951 Short Film by Stanley Kubrick): 4K Restoration from the Original 35mm Print
    DAY OF THE FIGHT (1951 Short Film by Stanley Kubrick): 4K Restoration from the Original 35mm Print
    THE SEAFARERS (1953 Short Film by Stanley Kubrick): 4K Restoration from the 16mm A/B Camera Negatives and a 16mm Print
    Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    Optional English Subtitles (Features and Shorts)

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 27th, 2024
    Movie Release Year: 1952
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:70 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
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