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Early Kubrick Film Finally Comes To DVD

Written by: carlos

New York-based distributor Kino Lorber will release on dvd iconic director Stanley Kubrick’s rarely-seen first feature film, FEAR AND DESIRE, newly restored by the Library of Congress. Since its original release in 1953, the film has rarely screened to the public, and has never been given a proper video release in any format. An existential war drama, the film follows a squad of soldiers who have crash-landed behind enemy lines and must work their way downriver to rejoin their unit. In the process, they encounter a peasant girl (Virginia Leith) and tie her to a tree, where she is tormented by a mentally unbalanced soldier (future director Paul Mazursky).  Before making their escape, the soldiers determine the location of an enemy base and formulate a plot to assassinate its commanding officer. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in October.

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