May 22, 2024 4:00 am

Stanley Kubrick's First Movie Hits Streaming Restored to His Original Cut
Stanley Kubrick's First Movie Hits Streaming Restored to His Original Cut

Stanley Kubrick’s First Movie Hits Streaming Restored to His Original Cut

Stanley Kubrick‘s final film was 25 years ago, so if you’re missing his brilliance, now is a good time to go back 70 years and revisit his very first film. The allegorical war film Fear and Desire was quietly released in 1953 and performed poorly; Kubrick cut nearly 10 minutes from the film in a futile attempt to try and make it more popular. According to star Paul Mazursky (who later became a great director in his own right), “Stanley tried to have the negative burned. He hated the movie.” And for a while, Fear and Desire was only available in bootleg additions. But it was restored last year, and is now in 4K on streaming.

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​Kubrick’s 1953 war film Fear and Desire has just been restored to the original version that hasn’t been seen in 70 years. Read More