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.
Dziga Vertov’s Man With A Movie Camera gets The Masters Of Cinema treatment from Eureka Entertainment, namely a four disc limited edition release featuring both the DVD and blu ray discs.
Man With A Movie Camera is often heralded as one of the greatest documentaries of all time. The London Evening Standard says of the Eureka release: “Often described as the best documentary ever made, Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film – shot in Russia as Stalin got busy – is even more astonishing in this great restoration”.
DVD Beaver says “Trust Masters of Cinema to do this to the max. This 4-disc set is the best, IMO and a must own. Our absolute highest recommendation!” They also mentioned that the 100 page booklet is a real gem.
Four disc Limited Edition set, with all content on Blu-ray and DVD
New high-definition restored transfers of all five films
Uncompressed PCM audio on all films
Score by The Alloy Orchestra for Man with a Movie Camera
Score by Robert Israel for Kino-Eye
New audio commentary on Man with a Movie Camera by film scholar Adrian Martin
The Life and Times of Dziga Vertov – an exclusive, lengthy video interview with film scholar Ian Christie on Vertov’s career and the films in this set
Optional English subtitles on all films
100-page limited edition book featuring the words of Dziga Vertov, archival imagery and more!
Does This Edition Feature The Michael Nyman Score?
No, this is not Michael Nyman’s Man With A Movie Camera. This edition is released by the BFI.
Bruce Dern stars in Doug Trumbull’s directorial debut Silent Running, released on blu-ray by Eureka Entertainment as a part of their acclaimed The Masters Of Cinema series.
Mark Kermode calls Silent Running one of the “greatest movies ever made” in his Kermode Uncut feature. I’m a big fan of 2001, something that Doug Trumbull worked on, but Kermode’s three minute eulogy to Silent Running is fascinating – he describes this film as “the yin to 2001’s yang”
Exclusively restored beautiful high-definition 1080p transfer
Full-length commentary by director Douglas Trumbull and actor Bruce Dern
Isolated music and effects track
Optional English SDH subtitles on the feature
The Making of Silent Running, a 1972 on-set documentary [50:00 minutes approx]
Two video pieces with Douglas Trumbull [31:00 + 5:00]
A Conversation with Bruce Dern, a discussion with the actor [11:00]
Original theatrical trailer [3:00]
A lavish 48-page full-colour booklet featuring rare photographs and artwork from Trumbull’s personal collection, and recollections of the film’s cinematographer, special designs coordinator, and composer
Possibly one of the greatest martial arts films ever, A Touch Of Zen is now available, released by Eureka Entertainment as a part of their acclaimed The Masters Of Cinema Series. It’s a dual-format presentation with both the DVD and the Blu-Ray, and there’s a limited edition third disc featuring bonus content.
DVDBeaver says that the Eureka blu ray is “absolutely gorgeous… a rich, mesmerizing 1080P presentation. Exceptional…”
The run time is 180 minutes, and some of the cinephiles on the forums suggest that the accompanying booklet hints that longer run-times were achieved by other releases by repeating the bamboo forest fight scene again at the start of part 2.
Limited Edition with bonus disc and slipcase
Limited Edition exclusive: King Hu 1932-1997, a 47-minute documentary on the director featuring interviews with colleagues, collaborators and historians
Limited Edition exclusive: Golden Blood, a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
New 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
Newly translated English subtitles
Select scene commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring:
– King Hu’s director statement from the Cannes Film Festival
– A 1975 interview with King Hu by Tony Rayns
– The original short story the film is based on
– The eight characteristics of “the swordswoman” in King Hu’s films
Eureka Entertainment have released the 1960s classic science fiction film Robinson Crusoe On Mars on a dual format DVD and Blu Ray Disc set.
I love good science fiction, and this was one of my favourite films growing up, – it was always on TV during the Christmas holidays, something that The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw observed as well. Perhaps The Times put it better, when they selected this film as their Classic Film Of The Week, describing it as “more kitsch curio than classic movie”. They too drew comparisons between this film, and Matt Damon’s The Martian.