With Stanley Kubrick’s return to the Criterion Collection just a month away, with the upcoming release of Paths Of Glory, the legendary filmmaker’s first film may finally be seeing the light of day.
For decades, Kubrick and his estate had kept the film, Fear And Desire, under strict lock and key, not being too open to showing the film to the public, but according to The Wall Street Journal, that may be changing.
The outlet is reporting that Caroline Frick Page, the curator of motion pictures for the George Eastman House, hosted a special screening of the film, where she happened to discuss new details surrounding a possible restoration of the film, which will culminate in its home video debut.
Now that sounds awesome, but what makes this great, is that Page said the restoration would take place between the Eastman House and ‘another company.’ That could mean any company running today, but personally, I hope, and would have to think, that that would mean possibly the Criterion Collection. No one does restorations like the Collection, and honestly, with Paths Of Glory coming up, they would have to be more than in the mood to toss in another film from the auteur, let alone his very first film, something the Collection absolutely adores.
Just a hunch, but fingers are definitely cross, in the hopes of bringing this one into the collection.