Ran – Akira Kurosawa

Studio Canal are releasing Akira Kurosawa’s legendary film Ran on 2nd May on blu-ray, which boasts a new 4k restoration.

Extras & Features:

  •     AK
  •     Akira Kurosawa: The Epic and The Intimate
  •     Akira Kurosawa by Catherine Cadou
  •     Art of the Samurai
  •     Interview with the Director of Photography – Mr Ueda
  •     Interview with Micheal Brooke
  •     Interview with Ms Mieko Harada
  •     Stage appereance at Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
  •     The Samurai

Include set of 4 artcards and booklet

The Ox-Bow Incident

Arrow Films are releasing The Ox-Bow Incident i on 4th July as part of their Arrow Academy label.

Directed by William A Wellman,  starring Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews, this is a timeless classic.

Special Edition Contents:

• New 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
• Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by American West historian Dick Etulain and William Wellman Jr
• Introduction by Peter Stanfield, author of Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail and Horse Opera: The Strange History of the Singing Cowboy
• Scene-select commentaries by Stanfield
• Henry Fonda: Hollywood’s Quiet Hero, a 45-minute documentary on the actor from the Biography series
• Stills gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov
• Fully illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by Nick Pinkerton

Early Murnau – Five Films

Eureka Entertainment has announced it is releasing five films directed by FW Murnau as a box set in The Masters Of Cinema series. Presented for the first time in high definition, the films are Schlob Vogelod, Phantom, Der Letzte Mann, The Grand Duke’s Finances, and Tartuffe.

Special Features:

– New high-definition presentations of all five films, created by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
– Uncompressed PCM audio on all five scores
– Original German-language intertitles with newly translated optional English-language subtitles on all films
– The Language of the Shadows: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and His Films, a 31-minute video piece by Luciano Berriatúa on the early works of Murnau
– Audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat on The Grand Duke’s Finances
– The Making of The Last Laugh, a 41-minute documentary by Murnau expert Luciano Berriatúa
– Tartuffe: The Lost Film, a 37-minute documentary by Berriatúa
– A 100-page book featuring writing by Charles Jameux, Lotte H. Eisner, Janet Bergstrom, Tony Rayns, archival imagery, and more!

1900 Novecento

Eureka Entertainment are releasing Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic 1900 Novecento on blu-ray. “Epic” really is the relevant word here as it is a 5 hour saga following the inter-twined fates of two childhood friends through five decades of class struggle.

Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu headline, but there’s an extraordinary cast including Burt Lancaster, Donald Sutherland – and a musical score by Ennio Morricone.

Enemy Mine

Enemy Mine is released on blu-ray disc, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.

Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr star in Wolfgang Petersen’s Enemy Mine, a cracking science fiction film made in 1985 straight after Petersen’s hit with The NeverEnding Story.

Special Features:

  • Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Trailer

Three Days Of The Condor

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, and Max Von Sydow star in Sydney Pollack’s film, one of the finest conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. Eureka Entertainment have released it as a dual-format release containing both the DVD and blu-ray discs as part of their The Masters Of Cinema label.

Aside from being a fantastic film (it is rated as 7.5 on IMDB), it features a 32 page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Michael Brooke, an extensive interview with Pollack, and archival images.

  • New high-definition presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Stereo and 5.1 soundtrack options
  • Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
  • The Directors: Sydney Pollack – A career-spanning appreciation of the director’s works
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 32 page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Michael Brooke, an extensive interview with Pollack, and archival images