4 from Eureka in January
Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of four titles on 26th January 2009. Priced at £17.99 RRP each are two Italian films: Vittoria De Sica’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and Carlo Lizzani’s Last Days of Mussolini.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is the 1964 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastrio, the Italian neo-realist director of Shoeshine and Bicycle Thieves goes for a change of pace with this comedy anthology based around a trio of sexual escapades. Available on DVD in the UK for the first time ever, the film is uncut and in its original aspect ratio.
Last Days of Mussolini sees Rod Steiger lead an all star international cast as Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini. Available on DVD in the UK for the first time, the film is uncut and in a new transfer taken from the original negative. Extras include an interview with director Carlo Lizzani, the original trailer and a photo gallery.
Priced at £15.99 RRP is Joseph Pevney’s Man of a Thousand Faces. James Cagney stars as Lon Chaney in this true story that follows the life of one of the most iconic and mysterious stars in Hollywood history. Known as the ‘Man of a Thousand Faces’, silent film star Lon Chaney captured the imaginations of the world through his incredibly expressive and transformative roles, such as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Phantom from the original Phantom of the Opera. Behind the scenes, however, this long-suffering gifted genius’ life was filled with trials and tribulations that helped shape some of his groundbreaking performances.
Last up is a re-release, Kinji Fukasaku’s Shogun’s Samurai, priced at £7.99 RRP.