Fear & Desire [DVD] [1953]

  • SKU: 20534765
  • Release Date: 10/23/2012
  • Rating: NR
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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


Fear and Desire
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Frank Silvera
    Frank Silvera - Mac
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    Kenneth Harp - Lt. Corby
  • Paul Mazursky
    Paul Mazursky - Sidney
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    Steve Coit - Fletcher
  • Virginia Leith
    Virginia Leith - The Girl

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    Anyone studying film should take a look

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    Alot of ground work is laid down.The amount of foreshadowing to his great career can be seen in these films.

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