Pickup On South Street

Pickup On South Street - on DVD and Blu Ray DiscSamuel Fuller’s Pickup On South Street is released on dual format DVD and Blu Ray disc on 17th August, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.

This Cold War Film Noir, made in 1953, was made by 20th Century Fox.

The London Evening Standard said “the cops swig whisky, the men wear hats, the women wink suggestively in Sam Fuller’s brilliantly restored 1953 Noo Yoick crime drama starring Richard Widmark.”

The Shohei Imamura Masterpiece Collection

The Shoehei Imamura Masterpiece CollectionEureka Entertainment have announced that they are releasing a new DVD and Blu Ray Box Set focusing on Shohei Imanura.

The box set will contain the following:
Stolen Desire + Pigs & Battleships,
The Insect Woman + Nishi-Ginza Station,
A Man Vanishes,
Profound Desires Of The Gods,
Vengeance Is Mine, and
The Ballad Of Narayama.

A Man Vanishes will be DVD only.

Available to buy from Amazon

Wooden Crosses (Les Croix De Bois)

Wooden CrossesEureka Entertainment have released Raymond Bernard’s anti-war classic Les Croix De Bois (Wooden Crosses) on DVD and Blu Ray disc, as a part of their acclaimed The Masters of Cinema Series.

This film from 1932 is something of a forgotten classic

 

Special Dual Format Edition:

  • New HD 1080p presentation of the film from Pathé s astonishing 2014 restoration
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Video interview with historian Marc Ferro and film historian Laurent Veray
  • A short documentary on the new restoration
  • Wooden Crosses: A Sonic Adventure, documentary exploring early sound design
  • Archival interview with Roland Dorgelès
  • Archival interview with Raymond Bernard
  • Vintage 1914 newsreels
  • Documentary piece on early 20th century poster artist Adrien Barrère
  • The Absent Battle, the Omnipresent War, a collection of photography from WWI taken by André Schnellbach who served with Dorgelès in the 39th
  • Booklet featuring a new and exclusive interview by film critic Emmanuel Burdeau, and rare archival material.

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Man Who Could Cheat Death“His hideous obsession led him to commit ghastly crimes of passion and violence.”

Eureka Entertainment releases The Man Who Could Cheat Death on 21st September on DVD and Blu Ray Disc. It’s a dual format edition, containing both the DVD and Blu Ray versions.

Directed by Terence Fisher, this 1959 film from Hammer Films stars Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, and Christopher Lee.

Nosferatu

FW Murnau's NosferatuFW Murnau’s Nosferatu is one of the most famous of all silent movies. Max Schrek plays Count Orlock in a performance that is simply sinister and chilling.

Released by Eureka Entertainment as part of their The Masters Of Cinema series, it is available as either a DVD or Blu Ray release.

 

Blu Ray Features:

  • Brand new 1080p high-definition restoration by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
  • Stereo and 5.1 scores
  • Two audio commentaries: one newly recorded by film historian David Kalat; the second by historian R. Dixon Smith and critic Brad Stevens
  • The Language of Shadows, a 53-minute documentary on Murnau’s early years and the filming of Nosferatu
  • New video interview with BFI Film Classics: Nosferatu author Kevin Jackson
  • Exclusive video piece taped by and featuring filmmaker Abel Ferrara
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles with original German intertitles
  • 56 page bookley featuring writing by Gilberto Perez, Albin Grau, Enno Patalas, and Craig Keller; notes on the restoration; and rare archival imagery

Cruel Story Of Youth

Cruel Story Of Youth Nagisa Oshima’s Cruel Story Of Youth (also known as Naked Youth) is a little known masterpiece of Japanese cinema. Oshima became better known for two of his later directorial works – Realm Of The Senses, and Merry Christmer Mr Lawrence.

Eureka Entertainment releases Cruel Story Of Youth on DVD and Blu Ray disc as part of The Masters Of Cinema Series.

Special Features:

  • Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray from the 2014 4K Shochiku restoration
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • New video interview with film critic Tony Rayns
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 36-page booklet containing an essay, interview material, and rare archival imagery

Available from:

Amazon – currently £10.99

Touch Of Evil

Touch Of Evil Blu RayOrson Welles’ Touch Of Evil is considered to be the greatest B movie ever made, though the original release was certainly a compromise of Welles’ vision.

Touch Of Evil has been in the press this summer in 2015 as it is Welles’ centenary year, so a restored version has been showing at the BFI Southbank cinema in London.

Released by Eureka Entertainment on Blu Ray Disc only, as a part of their The Masters Of Cinema series. Universal are the studio who have this film on DVD.

 

Life Of Riley

Life Of Riley DVD and Blu RayAdapted from an Alan Ayckbourn play, Alain Resnais’ film Life Of Riley (Aimer Boire et chanter) follows three amateur dramatist couples.

Released by Eureka Entertainment as part of their The Master Of Cinema Series, this edition contains both the DVD and blu ray discs in a dual-format box.

Special Features:

  • 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray
  • New and exclusive video interview about the film with critic and scholar Geoffrey O’Brien
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Interviews with the cast
  • 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a new essay by critic Cristina Álvarez López; a new note on his collaborations with Alain Resnais by playwright Alan Ayckbourn; and production imagery

Paper Moon

Paper Moon on DVD and blu ray discPeter Bogdanovich’s handsome Depression-era Paper Moon stars Ryan O’Neal and his precocious 10 year old daughter called Tatum O’Neal in one of the enduring American comedies of the 1970s.

O’Neal Jr won the Best Supporting Actress category at the 1973 Academy Awards for her part.

Released by Eureka Entertainment’s as part of their series The Masters Of Cinema, it is currently available from Amazon for £9.99.