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    Eureka Releasing Der Golem

    Press release!

    Iconic German horror comes to life with a new 4K Restoration

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    [For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment to release DER GOLEM; Paul Wegener and Carl Boese’s classic silent horror, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, from a brand new 4K restoration on 18 November 2019. Presented with a Limited Edition Slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies only].

    An iconic early horror masterpiece, Der Golem was Paul Wegener’s third attempt at adapting the Golem character for the big screen. Starring and co-directing with Carl Boese, Wegener crafted one of silent cinema’s most enduring masterpieces.

    In the Jewish ghetto in 16th century Prague, Rabbi Low (Albert Streinruck, Asphalt) creates a forbidding clay Golem (played by director Paul Wegener) to protect his people from the tyrannical Emperor Luhois (Otto Gebuhr). Brought to life with a demon spirit and an amulet placed in the centre of the creature’s chest, the Golem is a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism. But when the Rabbi’s assistant attempts to control the Golem for selfish gain, it becomes a terrifying force of destruction, rampaging through the ghetto leaving fire and death in its wake.

    A landmark film in the horror canon, influencing most notably James Whale’s 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein, Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam is also a pre-eminent example of German Expressionism, and an important contribution to the golden age of Weimar Cinema. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 4K restoration.

    Available to order from:

    Eureka Store https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/der-...nto-the-world/
    Amazon https://amzn.to/2LS6oHC

    The 4K restoration of Der Golem will also be screening in selected cinemas around the UK and Ireland, from the start of October. Full details of screenings and events may be found on the Eureka website https://eurekavideo.co.uk/cinema/der-golem/

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (First 2000 copies)
    Presented in 1080p from a stunning 4K digital restoration of the original film negatives, completed by FWMS in 2017
    Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
    Option of THREE fantastic and unique scores, by composer Stephen Horne; acclaimed electronic music producer Wudec; and musician and film-score composer Admir Shkurtaj
    Brand new and exclusive audio commentary by Scott Harrison
    Brand new and exclusive video essay by critic David Cairns
    Brand new and exclusive video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976)
    The Golem [60 mins]– The US version of the film, also fully restored, and featuring a score by Cordula Heth
    A video piece highlighting the differences between the domestic and export negatives of the film [22 mins]
    PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Scott Harrison; and reprints of illustrations from the original 1915 novel

    DETAILS:
    Label: Eureka!
    Title| DER GOLEM (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Blu-ray
    Starring| PAUL WEGENER | ALBERT STEINRUCK | LYDA SALMONOVA | ERNST DEUTSCH
    Director| PAUL WEGENER & CARL BOESE
    Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70353
    Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000703535
    Blu-ray RRP| £122.99
    Release Date| 18 November 2019
    Certificate| PG
    Run Time| 86 minutes (60 mins US Version)
    OAR| 1.33:1
    Picture| Tinted
    Genre| Horror / Silent
    Year| 1920
    Country| Germany
    Language| SILENT (German Intertitles) (US Version features English intertitles
    Subtitles| ENGLISH (Optional)

    PRESS:

    "still stands strong as a classic horror”– Scream Magazine

    “a richly symbolic narrative” – Horrornews

    “a treasure and landmark of silent cinema, German cinema, and horror cinema” – Bloody Disgusting

    KEY SELLING POINTS:

    UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 4K restoration
    Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (First 2000 copies)
    An iconic early horror masterpiece and a leading example of early German Expressionism
    One of Silent Cinema’s most enduring masterpieces
    Directly influenced James Whale’s 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Coming soon from Kino.

    First look at our upcoming release of Paul Wegener's THE GOLEM (1920), with cover art by Ivan Montoya.

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    • 4K restoration of German release version
    • Music by Stephen Horne
    • Music by Admir Shkurtai
    • Music by Lukasz “Wudec” Poleszak
    • Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
    • Comparison of German and U.S. release versions
    • U.S. release version, with music by Cordula Heth

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    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Damn, Tim Lucas commentary means I'll be double-dipping!

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