Paths Of Glory

Paths Of Glory Blu Ray - released by Eureka Entertainment / Masters Of Cinema
Stanley Kubrick’s Paths Of Glory – available on Blu Ray

Eureka Entertainment has released Paths Of Glory, as part of their The Masters Of Cinema series, on blu-ray.

Starring Kirk Douglas, Paths Of Glory was the first film where director Stanley Kubrick’s talent shone through, and this film is arguably one of Kubrick’s best. Kubrick would be rewarded for the quality of this film by being selected to direct Spartacus.

Special Features:

  • High-definition digital presentation
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • New video interview with Kubrick scholar Peter Kramer
  • New video interview with filmmaker Richard Ayoade
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring the words of Kubrick, and more

Resistance

Eureka Entertainment have announced that they are releasing the complete series of Resistance, the French TV series about the war-time resistance movement. Originally shown on TF1 in France, the Guardian calls it “… the actual real deal”, going on to call it “smouldering stuff” and “terrific”.

It’s DVD only, and contains English subtitles.

The release date is 12th September 2016.

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

Rocco And His Brothers

Luchino Visconti’s 1960 masterpiece Rocco And His Brothers has finally come to blu -ray, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment. As it is part of the acclaimed The Masters Of Cinema series, it comes fully-loaded with extra features, most notably the 40 page booklet.

Christopher Bray in The Mail On Sunday loves it, giving it 5 stars and saying “it is one of cinema’s greatest achievements.”

DVDBeaver says that they were blown away by the blu-ray as it looks so impressive.

 

Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation from a new 4K restoration

  • Optional English subtitles
  • Two audio choices; the original Italian, and the French dub
  • “Les coulisses du tournage” – a 2003 French documentary about the film
  • A 1999 interview with Visconti’s cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
  • An interview with actress Claudia Cardinale
  • A 2002 interview with actress Annie Giradot
  • “Luchino Visconti” – an hour long documentary about the life and work of Visconti
  • Two vintage newsreels
  • Original Italian trailer
  • Plus: A 40 page booklet featuring:
  • – Writing by Guido Aristarco
  • – An essay written by the director in 1960
  • – A vintage interview with Visconti
  • – Rare archival imagery

The Last Command

Eureka Entertainment are releasing The Last Command in May as part of their The Masters Of Cinema series. Directed by Josef von Sternberg, and starring Emil Jannings, this is a hugely under-rated film that is in the Timeout Top 100 list.

Special Features:

• High-definition presentation on the Blu-ray
• Original organ score by Gaylord Carter (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
• New video interview with critic Tony Rayns
• Sternberg Till ’29, a video essay by scholar Tag Gallagher
• A 32-page booklet featuring an excerpt from Von Sternberg’s autobiography Fun in a Chinese Laundry, two original reviews from 1928, a 1929 profile of Jannings, and archival images.

Journey To The Shore

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey To The Shore (Kishibe no tabi) is scheduled for release on 23rd May, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment and their The Masters Of Cinema Series. It’s a dual format edition, which means it contains both DVD and blu ray versions.

To quote Eureka, it’s “a beautifully shot supernatural love story” which confirms Kurosawa’s place as a contemporary auteur.