I really hate it when the studios linger too damn long by having had released every film title in this collection previously and eventually decide to clump them all together in one box set. Individually, you’ll probably save more money if you buy these titles separately, and if you happen to own a blu-ray collection, you probably already have a few of these titles sitting on your shelf. (I assume you know the man and his scope of work. If not, you really need to stick your head in the toilet bowl- till I say you can come out. Shame on you…)
Kubrick: The masterpiece Collection ($199) due out in November features eight of his highly acclaimed masterpieces: Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and his final enigmatic chapter, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). It also features two previously unreleased documentaries: Kubrick Remembered and Stanley Kubrick in Focus for a total of ten disks. And, to compensate for a justifiable reason to have you spill out the bucks for this shelf-hugger of a box, you’ll also get the official box set hardcover book chronicling some more moments in this prolific director’s life.
Sounds nice and tempting, but I already own 6 of these titles, and they have been sitting in my library for well over 2 years now, and the audio and picture quality still looks amazing. Unfortunately, there is no mention of any remastering or any newly added extras for each title, so I guess it would probably be best put as ill-timed and overpriced. What the hell took you guys so long!??!!
I would wait for a significant price drop, and so should you. It might force the price to come down.