Masters of Cinema Blu-ray in October

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of two films as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 25th October 2010. Priced at £22.99 each are…

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? - Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield star in this comedy set in the world of television advertising. Ad man Rockwell Hunter (Randall) gets his big break when he secures the services of famous movie actress Rita Marlowe (Mansfield) to front the campaign for Stay-Put lipstick. But Marlowe wants something unusual in return. Rock must act publicly as her new love interest - a set-up that leaves his fiancee Jenny (Betsy Drake) far from impressed.

Features include:

  • Gorgeous high-definition transfer of the film in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio
  • New and exclusive video introduction to the film by director Joe Dante (Gremlins 1 & 2, InnerSpace, Looney Tunes: Back in Action)
  • Vintage Movietone short which captures Jayne Mansfield on tour promoting the film
  • Alternate music & effects track with a different musical score for the opening of the picture and other 'temporary' effects-placement
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • 44-page booklet featuring two new essays by film writer David Cairns, and an exclusive 2003 interview about the film with Tony Randall conducted by Ethan DeSeife

Make Way For Tomorrow - Leo McCarey directs this tear-jerking family drama based on a stage play by Helen and Nolan Leary, which was in turn based on the novel 'The Years Are So Long' by advice columnist Josephine Lawrence. When elderly couple Barkley and Lucy Cooper (Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi) lose their home during the Great Depression, none of their five children will take both parents in and the two are forced to live separately. While Barkley moves in with daughter Cora (Elisabeth Risdon), Lucy goes to live with son George (Thomas Mitchell) - but both find it difficult to fit in with the busy cosmopolitan lifestyles of their middle-aged children.

Features include:
  • Gorgeous high-definition transfer of the film in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio
  • 20-minute video piece with filmmaker and writer Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show; The Cat’s Meow) discussing the film and Leo McCarey’s career
  • 21-minute video piece with writer Gary Giddins discussing McCarey’s work and the social and political contexts of the film
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • Lengthy booklet featuring a new essay on the film by writer and Library of America editor Geoffrey O’Brien, and an excerpt from Josephine Lawrence’s source novel Years Are So Long


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