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.
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
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”.
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.
– 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!
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.
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
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
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.
• 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.
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.