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Ian Jane
07-21-2011, 10:35 AM
From Twitch (http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/07/eureka-entertainment-announces-blu-raydvd-slate-for-fall-2011.php) (by way of Eureka's press release):



Eureka Entertainment strike partnership with Universal Pictures & announce their October & November line up


Eureka Entertainment Ltd have struck a unique partnership with Universal Pictures to release select catalogue titles in Eureka's The Masters of Cinema Series in coordination with Universal's centenary celebrations in 2012. With the first releases coming this October and November - in time for Christmas - they will release the never-before-released-on-DVD Universal horror ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932), starring Charles Laughton, on DVD in October, and Orson Welles's TOUCH OF EVIL (1958) and Douglas Trumbull's SILENT RUNNING (1971) in November on limited edition Blu-ray only. A number of other titles are planned for Universal's centenary year in 2012.

Here is the full line up of releases from Eureka Entertainment and its UK distributed label Bounty Films for October and November 2011.

October

THE YELLOW SEA, Bounty Films, In UK cinemas from 21 October 2011

Korean crime drama starring Yun-seok Kim and directed by Hong-jin Na who won critical acclaim for his previous film The Chaser. DVD & Blu-ray release planned for February 2012.

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, DVD only, 24 October 2011

The infamous, once-banned, Universal horror classic - nightmarish surgical experiments take place on a remote island with Charles Laughton holding the scalpel (also starring Bela Lugosi).

THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Dual Format: Blu-ray/DVD, 24 October 2011

Shohei Imamura's transcendent saga of mountain life hardships won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1983. Not to be confused with Kinoshita's version from the 1950s.

A MAN VANISHES (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, DVD only, 24 October 2011

What begins as a factual investigation by Shohei Imamura soon goes radically off-path, resulting in one of the most unusual - and much-requested - "documentaries" ever made.

GUILTY OF ROMANCE, Eureka Entertainment, In UK cinemas from 30 September 2011, DVD & Blu-ray, 31 October 2011

An erotic thriller by cult Japanese director Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) which premiered with a Gala Screening during Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It will get its UK premiere at this year's Cambridge Film Festival.

THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN, Eureka Entertainment, DVD & Blu-ray, 31 October 2011

The first full length feature film in the magic of claymation. It's an amazing journey of imagination, humour and heart. A must for fans of Aardman Studios.

LOVELY BY SURPRISE, Eureka Entertainment, DVD only, 31 October 2011

A truly unique and visually stunning take on meta-fiction, which follows the journey of novelist Marian Walker as she attempts to finish her first novel. At turns funny, lyrical, dark and mysterious, this enigmatic film explores past and present, art and reality, life and death, ultimately revealing the strength and beauty of the human heart.

HELLDRIVER, Bounty Films, DVD & Blu-ray, 31 October 2011

The absolutely insane Yoshihiro Nishimura, director of Tokyo Gore Police and the amazing Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl, is back with another foray into disturbing wonder with a Japanese zombie movie.

November

TOUCH OF EVIL (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, 2 x Blu-ray, 14 November 2011

Orson Welles's iconic film noir masterpiece in a ridiculously deluxe new edition, offering three versions of the film in both of its intended aspect ratios (1.37:1 and 1.85:1) for the first time anywhere in the world on Blu-ray.

SILENT RUNNING (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Blu-ray, 14 November 2011

One of the most beloved science fiction films ever made - directed by Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, and The Tree of Life visual effects supervisor) - in a new Blu-ray special edition for the first time anywhere in the world (Blu-ray only).

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07-21-2011, 10:36 AM
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Mike T
07-21-2011, 10:40 AM
Island of Lost Souls! In my region as well! Cripes! :wtf:

MUST BUY!!!

Ian Jane
07-21-2011, 10:48 AM
And beating Criterion to the punch with Harakiri on Blu-ray (a personal favorite).

Ian Jane
09-05-2011, 11:34 AM
Keen.

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Ian Jane
10-04-2011, 12:24 PM
Eureka just tweeted this:

"Perhaps the greatest road movie ever made, TWO-LANE BLACKTOP blu-ray will be released as part of the @mastersofcinema (http://www.rockshockpop.com/#!/mastersofcinema) series on 23/01/12"

Todd Jordan
10-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Nice! I haven't seen Two-Lane Blacktop in ages.

Ian Jane
10-04-2011, 12:38 PM
I'm actually fairly surprised Criterion hasn't released it stateside yet.

Ian Jane
10-04-2011, 01:57 PM
They also announced Repo Man, Punishment Park and Melville's Le Silence de la Mer.

Randy G
10-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Harakiri and A Man Vanishes are terrific. Already have the Criterion of Island of Lost Souls on pre-order.

Ian Jane
10-11-2011, 05:42 PM
Specs from Eureka's website (http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/catalogue/) and The Digital Fix (http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.com/content.php?contentid=74410#_=1318369348861&align=&button=blue&id=twitter_tweet_button_0&lang=en&link_color=&screen_name=thedigitalfix&show_count=&show_screen_name=&text_color=).

TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
-New restored high-definition master, supervised and approved by Monte Hellman
-Original mono soundtrack and optional newly remastered 5.1 mix
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
-Audio commentary by Monte Hellman and associate producer Gary Kurtz
-On The Road Again: Two-Lane Blacktop Revisited, a 43-minute video piece in which Monte Hellman revisits the film’s locations – directed by Monte Hellman, Gabriel Cowan, Brett Mann, and John Suits
-Somewhere Near Salinas, a 28-minute interview by Monte Hellman with singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson – directed by Monte Hellman
-Sure Did Talk to You, a 24-minute video piece featuring interviews with producer Michael Laughlin, production manager Walter Coblenz, and the director’s son Jared Hellman – directed by Monte Hellman
-Rare archival screen-test footage of James Taylor and Laurie Bird
-Original theatrical trailer
-Optional music and effects track
-A lavish 36-page booklet featuring rare production imagery, the words of Monte Hellman, and more!
LE SILENCE DE LA MER
-New high-definition original aspect ratio transfer, licensed from Gaumont
-New and improved optional English subtitles on the feature, documentary, and trailer
-Video discussion by Ginette Vincendeau, professor of French cinema at King’s College London [23:00]
-Melville Out of the Shadows – a new French-made documentary about Melville’s film [41:00] (Blu-ray only)
-Original theatrical trailer (Blu-ray only)
-56-PAGE BOOKLET including an article by Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris, and a Melville interview by Rui Nogueira, author of Melville on Melville

PUNISHMENT PARK
-Newly restored high-definition transfer (shot on 16mm, Punishment Park has been remastered from a new 35mm print struck from the restored 35mm blow-up negative held in Paris)
-30-minute video introduction by Peter Watkins
-Full-length audio commentary by Dr. Joseph A. Gomez (author of the 1979 book Peter Watkins)
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
-40-page booklet with two essays and reprints

REPO MAN
-New high-definition master in the original aspect ratio – 1.85:1
-Original mono soundtrack and 5.1 remix, both in DTS-HD Master Audio
-English SDH subtitles on the main feature
-Isolated music and effects track
-Audio commentary with Cox and executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora
-All-new 2012 video piece by Cox offering further thoughts on the film
-Repo Man (entire TV version) – this legendary variant, prepared by Cox for network television, incorporates deleted material and surreal overdubs in place of profanity
-Repossessed – a retrospective video piece on the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, and actors Del Zamora, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude
-The Missing Scenes – a roundtable viewing of deleted scenes from the film with Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, real-life neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen, and character “J. Frank Parnell”
-Harry Zen Stanton – an extended interview with the legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton
-Original theatrical trailer
-A 44-page full colour booklet specially created by Cox, entitled The Repo Code and incorporating all manner of Repo ephemera

THE INSECT WOMAN
-Newly restored high-definition master of The Insect Woman
-New progressive transfer of Nishi-Ginza Station, a 1958 feature by Imamura
-Newly translated optional English subtitles for both films
-A video conversation about The Insect Woman between Imamura and critic Tadao Satô
-A lavish booklet featuring essays by film scholar Tony Rayns on both films, rare archival imagery, and more!

Ian Jane
01-24-2012, 11:16 AM
Coming in April, dual format (DVD/BD combos) releases just announced:

LIFEBOAT (1944)
AVENTURE MALGACHE
BON VOYAGE

And in May:

RUGGLES OF RED GAP/ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

And in June:

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Blu-ray only)
THE LOST WEEKEND (Blu-ray only)

And for those who care about these things, "There will be SteelBooks of LIFEBOAT, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, and THE LOST WEEKEND."

Ian Jane
01-24-2012, 11:18 AM
And and also for April:

UGETSU MONOGATARI
OYU-SAMA
SANSHO DAYU
GION BAYASHI DF

All duel format.

Ian Jane
11-08-2012, 03:27 PM
Cover art for Eureka's upcoming Blu-ray release of the awesome Onibaba!

Richard--W
11-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Love ONIBABA.
I wonder how long it will take Criterion to follow suit.

Ian Jane
12-19-2012, 11:04 AM
From Twitch (http://twitchfilm.com/2012/12/masters-of-cinema-tease-onibaba-blu-ray-release-with-superb-original-trailer.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%29 ):

Responsible for many of the best Blu-ray releases of 2012 in the UK, Eureka's connoiseur label, Masters of Cinema is set to continue its winning streak into the new year with the release of Shindo Kineto's demented classic, Onibaba on 25 February. Arguably the most well-known film from Shindo, who sadly passed away earlier this year at the grand old age of 100, Onibaba is the terrifying story of a young woman left stranded in a remote hut with her mother in law, eking out a meagre living by preying on passing samurai. From its stark black and white photography, to its demonic imagery, Onibaba remains one of the best Japanese horror films ever made, nearly 50 years after its release.

In order to whet our appetites for the film's Blu-ray debut in the West, Masters of Cinema has today directed our attentions to the film's original theatrical trailer, which will feature on the disc along with a gorgeous new 1080p restoration of the film. Other extras on the upcoming disc include:

• Full-length audio commentary by director Kaneto Shindō and the stars of the film, Kei Satō, and Jitsuko Yoshimura
• Video introduction by Alex Cox
• 8mm footage (40-minutes) shot on location by lead actor Kei Satō
• Optional English subtitles
• Original theatrical trailer
• Production stills and promotional art gallery
• 36-PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay by Doug Cummings, an English translation of the original short Buddhist fable that inspired the film and a statement from writer/director Kaneto Shindō about why he made Onibaba


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s2SkmwgU8qs

Paul L
12-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Listings and artwork for MoC's forthcoming releases of Antonioni's LA NOTTE (in April), Chabrol's LES COUSINS and LE BEAU SERGE, and Clouzout's THE MURDERER LIVES AT 21 (in March) have recently appeared on Amazon.

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Ian Jane
04-22-2013, 10:34 AM
Some new titles announced today...

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Ian Jane
05-10-2013, 09:29 AM
Press release time!

EUREKA! ENTERTAINMENT and THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES ACQUIRE ACCLAIMED SUNDANCE-WINNER “COMPUTER CHESS”

The groundbreaking, Alfred P. Sloan Prize-winning, and fiercely independent “artificially intelligent” comedy from Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax), which continues to collect raves on the festival circuit, is slated for a national UK theatrical release from Eureka! Entertainment and a home-video release as part of Eureka!’s The Masters of Cinema Series.

Eureka! Entertainment are thrilled to announce that they have acquired all UK/Eire rights to Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, which had its debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Computer Chess is the fourth feature film from the brilliant and maverick American filmmaker Andrew Bujalski, whose previous works include Funny Ha Ha (the early ‘00s film that arguably kicked-off the so-called “mumblecore” movement of American independent cinema), Mutual Appreciation (an acclaimed comic portrait of love and longing in the milieu of the Brooklyn indie music scene), and Beeswax (which among its principals starred Alex Karpovsky, the indie filmmaker and actor who has gone on to great renown for his role in Lena Dunham’s cultural-phenomenon and hit TV series Girls). Prior to final completion of Computer Chess, Bujalski was awarded a Tribeca Film Institute Sloan grant in 2012. Directly following Bujalski’s newest and long-anticipated film’s Sundance premiere, Computer Chess was given the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award, which honours a film based around the theme of science and/or technology. The film went on to have its International Premiere at the latest Berlin Film Festival, and will be presented as part of the distinguished BAMcinémafest this June in Brooklyn for its New York premiere, before moving on to a major UK festival debut in anticipation of a UK theatrical run coordinated by Eureka! Entertainment in late autumn, and an early-2014 Blu-ray and DVD release as part of the highly esteemed and awarded-winning Masters of Cinema Series.

A boldly intelligent ensemble comedy with a feel and atmosphere that surpass easy comparison, Computer Chess takes place in the early-1980s over the course of a weekend conference where a group of obsessive software programmers have convened to pit their latest refinements in machine-chess and the still-developing field of artificial intelligence (AI) against an assembly of human chess masters. Computer Chess is a portrait not only of the crazy and surreal relationships that come to pass between the abundance of characters who participate in the weekend event (and among whose ranks include Wiley Wiggins, the revered indie-game developer and star of Richard Linklater’s classic Dazed and Confused), but of the very era of early computing itself – and of the first, rudimentary video games – and (if that weren’t enough) of the hopes and insecurities that persisted through the film’s “retro” digital age into the present-day — that semi-virtual, hyper-social, maybe-kind-of-dehumanised landscape that, let’s face it, is our very own 2013. If that still weren’t enough: it’s also one of the wittiest, most shift-and-cringe-in-your-seat, and entirely LOL-hilarious movies of recent times.

“The UK has been great to me and my films in the past,” states Computer Chess director Andrew Bujalski, “and I couldn’t be more delighted to be bringing Computer Chess there with the (intimidatingly named!) Masters of Cinema Series. I hope that means that THEY’VE mastered cinema — I’m still, uh, working on that... And my education certainly wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t try to make at least one bizarre, left-field, mindbender movie — Computer Chess is that. I’m eager to get it to British audiences.”

Ron Benson, Managing Director of Eureka! Entertainment, comments: “Computer Chess is an audacious, poignant, and entertaining movie. It’s a rare film indeed that has the capability of appealing not only to general audiences, but to hardcore film buffs, to video-game enthusiasts, to chess mavens, to science lovers, to folk who are mesmerised by ‘retro’ design in all its forms — and to anyone who’s interested in how we collectively made our way from that earliest 1980s ‘digital era’ all the way up to the period of the iPhone and of the iPad. Audiences who took interest in the smash-hit retro-gaming documentary The King of Kong — not to mention anyone who has a warm place in their heart for Robert Altman’s classic ensemble film Nashville — will fall head-over-heels with Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess.”

Craig Keller, producer of The Masters of Cinema Series, remarks: “It’s an immense pleasure to be able to include Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess in The Masters of Cinema Series. With the astonishing series of films that Bujalski has directed over the last several years, this director has made his mark as one of the most consistently thrilling, most intelligent filmmakers in American cinema — okay, let’s just say world cinema taken as a whole, never mind as an ‘indie filmmaker’ or otherwise. Seeing Bujalski’s debut feature Funny Ha Ha was literally a life-changing experience for me, and he has not only consistently ‘delivered’ with each subsequent film but, from Mutual Appreciation to Beeswax, has exceeded, and checkmated, expectations. His work should be, and indeed of late has been, an inspiration to an entire generation of young filmmakers; it’s a body of work that sets the bar very high indeed for anyone, in any country, to aspire toward. Computer Chess, with its radical retro video aesthetic and wry rumination on digitality and where-we-are-today, marks another breakthrough. It’s an awesome film that’s sure to attain cult status and expose his vision to an even wider audience. It’s even farther-reaching, more ambitious, than everything he’s done before. And so I would have to say, simply and without hyperbole, that this is one of the most exciting releases we’ve had the honour of releasing.”

The Masters of Cinema Series producer Craig Keller and Eureka! Entertainment’s Managing Director Ron Benson negotiated the deal for the film with Andrew Herwitz, head of The Film Sales Company on behalf of the producers.

Computer Chess stars Patrick Riester, Myles Paige, James Curry, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, and Wiley Wiggins. The film was produced by Houston King and Alex Lipschultz, and was directed by Andrew Bujalski.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFG1d2Md1qc

Paul L
05-10-2013, 06:26 PM
Really looking forward to LE PONT DU NORD. I've never managed to see this film before.

Ian Jane
06-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Just announced. I figured this was coming soon but nice to have confirmation. I'm all over this one.

"We're thrilled to announce that F. W. Murnau's masterpiece NOSFERATU will see a Halloween 2013 theatrical release, followed by MoC Blu-ray, in a new restoration. The Blu-ray and DVD will follow in November with new special features, and will be available in a SteelBook edition."

Ian Jane
07-17-2013, 10:12 AM
Details now posted for the following additions:

Birth Of A Nation (http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/catalogue/the-birth-of-a-nation/)

• New 1080p presentation of the film from archival 35mm elements, in its original aspect ratio

• Music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo and 5.1 surround

• Short archival introductions to the film by D. W. Griffith and Walter Huston

• 1930 re-release title sequence

• Seven Civil War shorts directed by Griffith: In the Border States (1910); The House with Closed Shutters (1910); The Fugitive (1910); His Trust (1911); His Trust Fulfilled (1911); Swords and Hearts (1911); and The Battle (1911)

• 1993 documentary on the making of the film

• 44-PAGE BOOKLET containing vintage writing by D. W. Griffith, Thomas Dixon, Francis Hackett, Seymour Stern, and Michael Powell, plus rare archival materials.

Le Pont Due Nord (http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/catalogue/le-pont-du-nord/)

• Glorious new HD presentation of the film in 1080p

• Newly translated optional English subtitles

• 56-PAGE BOOKLET containing new writing by critics Francisco Valente and Sabrina Marques; a director’s statement by Jacques Rivette, and six questions for the director by Jean Narboni, from the film’s original press book; a parallel-text translation of the traditional French children’s song “Sur le Pont du Nord”; vintage writing on the film by Serge Daney; excerpts from a long interview with Rivette conducted by Serge Daney and Jean Narboni; the complete script for a short-film homage to Rivette by actress and filmmaker Kate Lyn Sheil; and rare archival imagery.

47lab
07-19-2013, 12:42 PM
A write up of MoC/Eureka's release of Jacques Rivette's LE PONT DU NORD from veritefilmmagazine (http://issuu.com/veritefilmmagazine/docs/verite_july_2013/64).

Out of the proposed lineup of new releases (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=640397865970913&set=a.404571489553553.106626.346748548669181&type=1) slated for August & September -- I'm most interested in picking up Campos' SIMON KILLER, Sirk's TARNISHED ANGELS & possibly Pialat's VAN GOGH.

Richard--W
07-19-2013, 04:03 PM
Douglas Sirk on blu-ray is cause for celebration.

I see two Douglas Sirk films coming to Masters of Cinema blu. THE TARNISHED ANGELS and A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE (both 1958). I have the MoC DVD of the latter and it's just lovely in a splendid package. MoC also released a beautiful transfer of THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW (1956) on DVD; there are other DVD's of that film but the MoC is the only one to get. Perhaps it will soon follow to blu.

Sirk's color films are legendary and deservedly so, but he was no slouch in monochrome, either. He puts the same effort into patterns, designs and textures to tell a story in monochrome that he does with color. Like most Sirk fans I wish THE TARNISHED ANGELS and THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW were in color, but one must admit he creates some arresting imagery in monochrome. A Hi-def transfer will bring out the best in these great films, and maybe now the sleeper A TIME TO LOVE AND TIME TO DIE will finally receive the attention it merits.

Ian Jane
08-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Coming in October...

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Ian Jane
08-22-2013, 10:24 AM
Some details on Nosferatu:

As previously announced we will be releasing Blu-ray and DVD editions of a new 2013 restoration, + new supplements, of Murnau's NOSFERATU.

The theatrical release of NOSFERATU will be on the 25th of October — perfect Halloween timing.

Our new release of NOSFERATU will be available in a beautiful SteelBook edition as well.

There are a lot of exciting new pieces on this — a new and exclusive David Kalat commentary; a video piece with Abel Ferrara; and more.

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Ian Jane
08-22-2013, 10:27 AM
And coming in November...

We are honored to announce that we are the official UK partners for Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation.

Our first release in partnership with the WCF will be the first in a continuing series of box sets.

MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS: WORLD CINEMA FOUNDATION: VOLUME ONE — a Dual-Format box set release — will include the following three films:

DRY SUMMER by Metin Erksan [Turkey / 1964]
TRANCES by Ahmed El Maanouni [Morocco / 1981]
REVENGE by Ermek Shinarbaev [Kazakhstan / 1989]

We will be announcing our Volume Two titles in association with the World Cinema Foundation in the months ahead. An ongoing series.

We will be releasing two box sets of at least three films a year, as restored by the WCF.

Each release will feature exclusive-to-MoC video introductions by Martin Scorsese, and 80-page books.

In the upcoming Venice festival, the WCF will be unveiling new presentations of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut masterpiece, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON [2000] and Lester James Peries' NIDHANAYA [THE TREASURE, 1973].

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Ian Jane
11-25-2013, 11:50 AM
Press release!

With a slate of titles that ranges from the most recent and 1980s American cinema (and, separately, the emergent Australian independent cinema), through to masterworks of the Italian cinema, and on to silent, and 1970s Hollywood, The Masters of Cinema Series runs the cinephile gamut once again with a seven-film January-March line-up that includes works by Federico Fellini, Samuel Fuller, Sidney Lumet, Francesco Rosi, William A. Wellman, Ted Kotcheff, and Andrew Bujalski. As if that weren't enough, Eureka Entertainment are also proud to announce an early summer release for one of Robert Altman's most revered films.

Producer of the Masters of Cinema Series, Craig Keller stated "In January, we welcome Andrew Bujalski into the Series for the first time with his smash indie-success Computer Chess (Original Theatrical Trailer http://bit.ly/1aLJJDK that is currently enjoying a theatrical run across the UK following its British première at the London Film Festival. Alongside Computer Chess, William A. Wellman's Wings - the winner of the first ever Academy Award for Best Picture (1927-1928) will see its UK home-release premiere. Both titles will be released as Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) editions.

In February, we'll be releasing for the first time in the UK, a special edition Blu-ray and Ltd Edition Blu-ray SteelBook of Sidney Lumet's classic police drama starring Al Pacino -- Serpico (Original Theatrical Trailer http://bit.ly/17Tt2mE ) Secondly, we'll be releasing a Blu-ray edition of Federico Fellini's 1972 epic colour spectacle, a love-letter to the past and present of the city he loved best: Roma (Original Theatrical Trailer http://bit.ly/18VkGem) .

Another Italian classic arrives in March in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) release: Francesco Rosi's gripping political procedural, Le mani sulla città [Hands Over the City]. March also finds us two of the most brutally unsparing and controversial independent works of the last forty years. The first is the long-awaited (and uncut) release of Ted Kotcheff's disturbing and subversive Wake in Fright, hailed by Nick Cave as "the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence," and which Martin Scorsese has stated to have rendered him "speechless" -- released in its brilliant 2009 restoration. The second is Samuel Fuller's feverish White Dog, unavailable in the UK for decades, whose premise -- a stray white dog turns out to have been conditioned to attack any black person on sight -- was woefully misconstrued at the time of its 1982 release; it remains one of Fuller's most passionate anti-racist statements. Both of these works will also be released in Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) editions."

Managing Director of Eureka Entertainment, Ron Benson added "The finest in world cinema abounds across these seven releases, supplemented as always with a spate of special features and extras, all presented with a meticulous attention to detail and design. The same ethos applies to a film we'll be releasing in May, and for which we're thrilled to be able to provide an early sneak-announcement: Robert Altman's epic 1970s ensemble classic, Nashville (Original Theatrical Trailer http://bit.ly/18t4R25 ), released for the first time on UK home video, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition."

Paul L
12-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Hubba hubba! WHITE DOG on Blu-ray! :)

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Paul L
12-01-2013, 08:37 PM
And HANDS OVER THE CITY! I've never seen this one but have wanted to for years.

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Ian Jane
01-31-2014, 10:26 AM
April/May/June releases just announced!


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Andrew Monroe
01-31-2014, 10:35 AM
Holy shit, VIOLENT SATURDAY on BD. It wasn't that long ago when it was hard to see this film, TCM finally dusted it off and then WAC (?) released it. Love that cover! I'll be plumping for this and BOOMERANG! too - another that was pretty rare when that Fox noir disc went MIA for so long. Love that cover too. I will wait on ACE IN THE HOLE, one would think Criterion would release that on blu.

Paul L
01-31-2014, 11:17 AM
I scrolled down that list of covers and got increasingly excited.

VIOLENT SATURDAY!

ACE IN THEN HOLE!

NASHVILLE!

HAROLD AND MAUDE!

BOOMERANG!

TOO LATE bloomin' BLUES!

Absolutely lovely. I shall be getting all of these.

Derrick King
01-31-2014, 05:08 PM
Holy shit, VIOLENT SATURDAY on BD. It wasn't that long ago when it was hard to see this film, TCM finally dusted it off and then WAC (?) released it. Love that cover! I'll be plumping for this and BOOMERANG! too - another that was pretty rare when that Fox noir disc went MIA for so long. Love that cover too. I will wait on ACE IN THE HOLE, one would think Criterion would release that on blu.

Criterion's newsletter clue for either November or December was for ACE IN THE HOLE, so they will be releasing it on Blu-ray sometime this year.

Paul L
02-28-2014, 04:00 PM
I bought Eureka's SERPICO disc today, and it's a great package. There's a fantastic vintage interview with the cinematographer in the booklet. I'm always interested in hearing how Lumet's films were shot, as they're the opposite of 'showy' but the photography in his pictures is always very carefully considered.

On the other hand, there's an utterly bizarre (but quite amusing) piece called 'Serpico and the Invention of Hair Acting', by Karina Longworth. I'm not sure how I feel about its inclusion: it's quite funny but it's also highly irreverent (and irrelevant?), more like a blog piece (which I guess is true to Longworth's form) than an illuminating example of film writing.

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