Barry Lyndon [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1975]

  • SKU: 33283467
  • Release Date: 10/17/2017
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
    • French television interview from 1976 with Ulla-Britt Söderlund, who codesigned the film's Oscar-winning costumes
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New documentary featuring cast and crew interviews as well as audio excerpts from a 1976 interview with director Stanley Kubrick
    • New interview with actor Leon Vitali about the 5.1 surround soundtrack, which he cosupervised
    • New interview with critic Michel Ciment
    • New interview with editor Tony Lawson
    • New piece analyzing the fine-art-inspired aesthetics of the film with curator Adam Eaker
    • 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 featuring historian Christopher Frayling on Academy Award-winning production designer Ken Adam
    • Trailers


    Barry Lyndon
    With ornate imagery reminiscent of paintings from the story's 18th century period, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel depicts the rise and fall of a sensitive rogue in the British aristocracy. Young Irishman Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) leaves home to seek his fortune after apparently killing an English officer in a duel. Through a series of mishaps and accidents, Barry winds up fighting with the Prussian army in the Seven Years' War under the command of Capt. Potzdorf (Hardy Kruger); at war's end, Potzdorf enlists Barry to spy on a shady Chevalier (Patrick Magee). Instead, Barry joins up with the Irish Chevalier to flee Prussia and live as gamblers among Europe's elite. Wishing to climb even higher, Barry soon meets the beautiful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson), marrying her for her fortune after her older titled husband dies. Her son Lord Bullingdon (Leon Vitali), however, despises the upstart Barry, and, regardless of how his mother may feel, sees to it that the re-named Barry Lyndon will never be able to stake his claim to the entrenched aristocracy. Coming after Kubrick's esteemed hits 2001 (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon opened with high expectations and met with decidedly mixed responses to its restrained tone. Even with Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director (and wins for Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes, and Adapted Score), Barry Lyndon was a box office failure, as mid-'70s audiences increasingly turned away from such narrative challenges as its epic length and muffled emotions. Since then, Barry Lyndon has gained in stature, taking its place among the formidable artistic achievements of Kubrick's career. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ryan O'Neal
      Ryan O'Neal - Redmond Barry (Barry Lyndon)
    • Marisa Berenson
      Marisa Berenson - Lady Lyndon
    • Patrick Magee
      Patrick Magee - The Chevalier
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      Gay Hamilton - Nora Brady
    • Leonard Rossiter
      Leonard Rossiter - Capt. Quin

    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Rise and Fall of Barry Lyndon

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      Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon is a cinematic masterpiece. Every single shot in the almost 3 hour film looks like a painting from the time period that shameless social climber Redmond Barry dwelled in. The film is slow-paced, which can throw many people off. But those with the persistence to finish it will find that the wait was well worth it. Barry Lyndon is a film that has not been paralleled since. The extras are lacking in that only a trailer is included. While it is in high definition, it does not make up for the lack of other extras. Still, this is a purchase that I definitely recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Video Quality, bonus content not so much

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Barry Lyndon stands as a challenging film, not to mention a blow to cinematic convention in all the best ways from one of the great American filmmakers, Stanley Kubrick. Barry Lyndon was and is a soft, lavishly lit film that on occasion obscures detail in misty light and shadows. It is because of Warner Brother's video transfer Barry Lyndon has never looked better! Even though it has NO special features of any sort, it's definitely worth picking up!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Kubrick

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      One of Stanley Kubrick's underrated masterpieces in form and composition. That being said I'd wait for the Criterion edition in October.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      This Criterion is well worth to buy for the special features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      Wonderful costume drama with many special features.

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