City Girl (MOC) (UK BD) in February - Updated

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of of F.W. Murnau’s City Girl as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 22nd February 2010 priced at £24.99 RRP. The director’s penultimate film is this vivid, painterly study of an impulsive and fragile marriage among the wheatfields of Minnesota.

Originally expected to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray, City Girl is now Blu-ray only. Here is the official line from MOC on this:

“Instead of releasing two editions of every title, we have decided to release Blu-ray only editions of select titles where we have HD 1080p masters. It does not make sense for us to continue producing two formats for each title, which is a great strain on our production capabilities, and sees the two formats competing with each other. Quantities sold of each format have been similar, and we believe the time has come to make the bold move.

DVD, as a format, has been around over 12 years and is extremely easy to copy and download now -- this has been another factor in our decision. In order for us to remain competitive and to grow, we have decided to act earlier rather than later, and focus on the superior format, Blu-ray.

We will be freed up from working on duplicate DVD editions to release more films on Blu-ray, where future sales projections are much rosier and the quality of the product is much greater.”
- Nick Wrigley, The Masters of Cinema Series

A recent tweet on the MOC twitter feed suggested as much and I'll ask the same question they did for you to comment on below - is this a good thing?

Features include:

  • Restored high-definition transfer of the silent version by 20th Century Fox
  • A new score, composed and arranged in 2008 by Christopher Caliendo
  • Full-length audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat
  • 40-page illustrated booklet with new writing and reprints

Last updated: 13/07/2018 05:01:06

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