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Fear and Desire

Overview

Legendary director Stanley Kubrick made his feature debut with this allegorical drama about war. Four soldiers whose plane has crashed discover they're behind enemy lines in an unnamed country. Desperate to escape, they decide to build a raft and travel up the nearby river into allied country. However, their presence is discovered by a local woman who stumbles across them in the woods, and they learn that an enemy general is nearby, determined to flush them out. Stanley Kubrick served as producer, director, ...
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Overview

Legendary director Stanley Kubrick made his feature debut with this allegorical drama about war. Four soldiers whose plane has crashed discover they're behind enemy lines in an unnamed country. Desperate to escape, they decide to build a raft and travel up the nearby river into allied country. However, their presence is discovered by a local woman who stumbles across them in the woods, and they learn that an enemy general is nearby, determined to flush them out. Stanley Kubrick served as producer, director, screenwriter, editor, and cinematographer on Fear and Desire, which he made on a budget of only $40,000. One of the soldiers was played by Paul Mazursky, who later went on to a distinguished directorial career of his own. Kubrick displayed little enthusiasm for his debut feature later in his career, and is said to have attempted to prevent it from being screened on several occasions.
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Special Features

Mastered in HD from archival 35mm elements newly restored by the Library of Congress; Kubrick's 1953 short The Seafarers, preserved by the Museum of Modern Art
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2012
  • UPC: 738329095925
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,413

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Silvera Mac
Kenneth Harp Lt. Corby
Paul Mazursky Sidney
Steve Coit Fletcher
Virginia Leith The Girl
David Allen Voice Only
Technical Credits
Stanley Kubrick Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Gerald Fried Score Composer
Howard O. Sackler Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fear and Desire
1. Country of the Mind
2. The Road
3. Guns
4. Uninvited Guest
5. Left Behind
6. Out of His Head
7. Reason to Die
8. Downriver
9. Waiting
10. River's End
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Fear and Desire
   Play Film
   Chapters
   The Seafarers
      Play
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