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Masters of Cinema in March

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK Dual Format Edition (DVD & Blu-ray) release of two films by Michelangelo Antonioni as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 21st March 2011. Priced at £23.48 RRP each are…

Le amiche [The Girlfriends] - Clelia (Eleonora Rossi-Drago) embarks from Rome to set up a fashion-salon in Torino. Shortly after arrival, she finds herself caught up in the (melo)dramas of a bourgeoise circle of acquaintances (including the iconic Valentina Cortese), and their attendant attempts at suicide, their class prejudices, and the romantic alliances that threaten to transform the social clique into an emotional tar-pit.

Features include:

  • Beautiful new transfer of the film in its recent restoration by Cineteca di Bologna, L'Immagine Ritrovata, and Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, and presented in a 1080p AVC encode on the Blu-ray
  • A new and exclusive video introduction to the film with critic and teacher Gabe Klinger
  • A new and exclusive video featuring Gabe Klinger discussing the arc of Antonioni's entire career
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A lengthy booklet containing newly translated critical pieces about the film, excerpts of interviews with Antonioni, and more!

La signora senza camelie [The Lady Without Camelias] - It's the story of a shopclerk named Clara (played by the captivating Lucia Bosé, also of Antonioni's brilliant debut feature, Cronaca di un amore) who finds a chance casting in a small movie role develop into a full-blown career as screen-siren. Tension erupts when her husband can no longer tolerate watching her frivolous cinema escapades, and pushes her into a "serious, artistic" production of the life of Joan of Arc... whereupon she is castigated by the critical establishment.

Features include:
  • Beautiful new transfer of the film in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, presented in a 1080p AVC encode on the Blu-ray
  • A new and exclusive video introduction to the film with critic and teacher Gabe Klinger
  • A new and exclusive video featuring Gabe Klinger discussing Antonioni in the context of the Italian production system of the 1950s
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A lengthy booklet containing newly translated critical pieces about the film, excerpts of interviews with Antonioni, and a lengthy debate between Antonioni and critic Luigi Chiarini on the subject of the film.

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