Eureka Entertainment have announced that they are releasing The Olive Tree on dual-format DVD and Blu Ray Disc.
Directed by Iciar Bollain, and starring Anna Castillo, Javier Gutierrez, and Pep Ambros, The Olive Tree follows a wilful and spirited young woman on her journey to retrieve an ancident olive tree that is precious to her ailing grandfather. The screenplay was written by Paul Laverty, who is well-known for his works with Ken Loach, particularly The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
Eureka Entertainment is releasing Hou Hsiao-hsien’s rich and poignant drama in about a young woman struggling to support her family amidst the violent and neon-soaked milieu of 1980’s Taipei. It will be released as a dual-format (DVD and Blu Ray) presentation as a part of The Masters Of Cinema series.
Eureka Entertainment are releasing the classic martial arts film Drunken Master, and giving it the full Masters Of Cinema treatment. Starring Jackie Chan, and directed by Yuen Woo-Ping, Drunken Master is an early example of the comedy kong fu genre that Jackie Chan became associated with.
Definitive transfer from 4K digital restoration
The original complete Cantonese soundtrack, rarely heard on home video
Alternate Cantonese, English and Mandarin audio options
Newly translated English subtitles
Audio commentary by Hong Kong film experts Ric Meyers and Jeff Yang
New video interview with director Yuen Woo-ping
Video interview with Jackie Chan
New video interview with film scholar Tony Rayns
New video appreciation by director Gareth Evans (The Raid film series)
A booklet featuring new writing and archival imagery
Eureka Entertainment have announced that The Human Centipede Trilogy of films will be released in a Steelbook boxset, available exclusively from Zavvi. There’s a special bonus disc which includes The Human Centipede 2 in full colour.
When The Human Centipede was first released, it was a concept that spread far beyond the horror realm. The sequel became even more newsworthy in the UK with the BBFC, the censor, initially refusing to certificate the film. The Daily Telegraph provides more detail, and explains why there is a lot more to the trilogy than “schlocky thrills”.
Eureka Entertainment are releasing Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s macabre and unsettling thriller Creepy. It’s available on a dual format DVD and Blu-Ray disc presentation.
What do the critics think?
The Guardian , giving it 4 stars, says that Kurosawa makes a return to the goosepimpled values of classic J-horror. The Observer, the Sunday edition of The Guardian, says that some horror films creep, and Creepy moves with the softest of steps, the slow burn paying dividends.
Ken Loach’s seminal British film Kes comes to Blu Ray, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.
Digital restoration of the film, supervised and approved by director Ken Loach and director of photography Chris Menges, with the filmmaker’s original production soundtrack, with uncompressed monaural audio on the Blu-ray edition
Alternate release soundtrack, with post-dubbed dialogue
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Exclusive new video interviews with actor David Bradley, producer Tony Garnett, director of photography Chris Menges, composer John Cameron, actor Bernard Atha, and kestrel advisor Richard Hines
Excerpts from the 2006 Kes reunion panel at the Bradford Film Festival, featuring Ken Loach, Tony Garnett, writer Barry Hines and actor Colin Welland
Extensive 1992 on-stage interview at the NFT with Ken Loach, interviewed by Derek Malcolm
Original theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring new writing on the film and archival material