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Masters of Cinema Series in May

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of two titles in May 2007 as part of their Masters of Cinema Series. Priced at £15.99 each are…

General Idi Amin Dada (Autoportrait) -- 14th May 2007 -- A rare chance to see the real Idi Amin (as portrayed by Forest Whitaker in the Oscar-winning "The Last King of Scotland") in this documentary about one of the twentieth century's most reviled dictators. Made with the full support and participation of Amin himself, director Barbet Schroeder (Maitresse, Barfly, Single White Female) lets Amin do all the work, and instead of the carefully managed PR piece Amin clearly hoped for, we instead see a preening, vain, psychotic clown who aspires to be Africa's Hitler.

The sole extra is a 28-page booklet.

Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) -- 21st May 2007 -- A masterwork of the German Silent Cinema whose reputation has only increased over time, Diary of a Lost Girl traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks, mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandora’s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora).

Features include:

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • New, progressive transfer from the F. W. Murnau Stiftung film restoration
  • A beautiful new piano score
  • German intertitles and new and improved optional English subtitles
  • 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by R. Dixon Smith, vintage photographs, and more

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