UK drama comedy 1957 bw 87 min.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
CLV: out-of-print collectible
1 disc, catalog # CC1157L

Kubrick once said, "The feel of the experience is the important thing, not the ability to verbalize it." One of the few unquestioned masters still at work, Stanley Kubrick has put Criterion through its paces in six editions. A painstaking perfectionist, he has taught us as much about the feel of a great transfer--with his sense of cool precision and his obsession with technical detail--as he has taught audiences worldwide about their own fears, dreams, and desires.

Full Metal Jacket might be Stanley Kubrick's most famous war film, but Paths of Glory may well be his finest. Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) is the defense lawyer in what appears to be an open-and-shut case of cowardice and treason. When Dax discovers that the trial is a cover-up designed to protect a high-ranking officer, he is caught between duty and honor-between his growing realization of the futility of his efforts and his hope that justice can be salvaged from an unjust war.

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