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Barry Lyndon [videorecording] /

by Kubrick, Stanley [producer,]; O'Neal, Ryan [actor.]; Berenson, Marisa [actor.]; Magee, Patrick [actor.]; Thackeray, William Makepeace.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Criterion collection: 897.Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2017]Edition: Blu-ray special edition.Description: 2 videodiscs (184 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1681433702.Language note: In English with optional English subtitles.Uniform titles: Barry Lyndon (Motion picture).Subject(s): Social classes -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 -- Film adaptations | Romance films | Historical films | Action and adventure films | Film adaptations | Feature films | Fiction filmsCast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff.Summary: Follows the adventures of an eighteenth-century Irish rogue whose opportunism takes him from the farm to the battlefield and ultimately into high society as the husband of a widowed aristocrat.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: Barry Lyndon
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A gentlemanly rogue travels the battlefields and parlors of 18th century Europe, determined to make for himself the life of a nobleman through seduction, gambling, and dueling in this methodical film showing the rhythm and life of the period.

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.

In English with optional English subtitles.

Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff.

Based on the novel "The luck of Barry Lyndon" by William Makepeace Thackeray.

DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, wide screen 1.66:1.

Essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and two pieces about the film from the March 1976 issue of American Cinematographer in container.

Features: new documentary featuring cast and crew interviews as well as excerpts from a 1976 audio interview with director Stanley Kubrick; new program about the film's groundbreaking visuals, featuring focus puller Douglas Milsome and gaffer Lou Bogue, as well as excerpts from a 1980 interview with cinematographer John Alcott; new program about Academy Awardwinning production designer Ken Adam with historian Sir Christopher Frayling; new interview with editor Anthony Lawson; French television interview from 1976 with Oscar-winning costume designer Ulla-Britt Söderlund; new interview with critic Michel Ciment; new interview with actor Leon Vitali about the 5.1 surround soundtrack, which he co-supervised; new piece analyzing the fine-art-inspired aesthetics of the film with art curator Adam Eaker.

Follows the adventures of an eighteenth-century Irish rogue whose opportunism takes him from the farm to the battlefield and ultimately into high society as the husband of a widowed aristocrat.

For private home use only.

MPAA rating: PG.

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Library Journal Review

Every frame is like a painting in this gorgeous adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which was underappreciated at its 1975 theatrical release but has since greatly gained in stature. Ryan O'Neal is perfectly cast as the eponymous Irish rogue who ascends in 18th-century British society only to fall tragically. While most period films justly earn the unflattering designation "costume drama," Kubrick's stately paced masterwork feels like part of its story's era. Revolutionary camera lenses employed to shoot in candlelight contribute in no small part to the convincing naturalism. The steady use of slow zoom-outs to show gradually the characters' environment completes the convincing picture. However, it would just be a lot of pretty scenery without a strong saga; this epic has weight. -VERDICT Impeccably restored and remastered, Criterion's upgrade over Warner's passable 2011 Blu-ray is simply breathtaking. Revealing extras on a second disc make the case for a great film. [See Trailers, LJ 9/1/17.]-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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