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Masters of Cinema Oct-Dec line-up

Eureka Entertainment have announced their line-up of forthcoming releases in The Masters of Cinema Series for October, November and December 2012. The selection includes films by directors both familiar (Fritz Lang, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ernst Lubitsch) and new (Yasujiro Ozu, Samuel Fuller, Teinosuke Kinugasa) to the label with a release slate that spans the landmarks of silent cinema, a Hollywood classic, an overlooked American gem, and the very best in Japanese art cinema.

The line-up is outlined below...

22 October 2012

Die Nibelungen [The Nibelungen] - Blu-ray & DVD
From the same legend that inspired Wagner's Ring cycle of operas, but with Fritz Lang's signature cinematic touch, a 5-hour fantasy epic in a beautiful new restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Germany. Blu-ray and DVD editions from spectacular HD materials.

Features include:

  • Long-awaited HD restoration of the film by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, with its original frame-rates and in its original aspect-ratio, in 1080p on the Blu-ray
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles for the original German intertitles
  • New one-hour documentary on the restoration of the film
  • Lavish 56-page booklet with new and vintage writing, rare archival stills, and more!

Park Row - DVD
Ripsnorting drama from the maverick legend Samuel Fuller, who drew on his own experiences as a newspaperman to self-finance this long-overlooked hardboiled gem about media wars in the 1880s New York press. DVD edition from a new progressive transfer.

Features include:
  • New digital progressive transfer in the film’s original aspect ratio
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • Illustrated booklet featuring the words of Fuller, rare archival imagery, and more
  • Further details to be announced nearer the release date!

29 October 2012

Soul Power - Dual Format Edition re-issue & DVD
The vérité documentary – compiled entirely from footage shot in 1974 – of the astonishing back-to-Africa 3-day music festival “Zaire ‘74”. It was held in Kinshasa ahead of the biggest boxing event of all time: the Muhammad Ali–George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle”. Re-issued as a Blu-ray + DVD “Dual Format” edition & standalone DVD edition. TDF's DVD review.

12 November 2012

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc [La Passion De Jeanne D'arc / Jeanne D'arc's Lidelse Og Død] - DFE, Blu-ray & DVD
One of the most famous and iconic of all silent films, Carl Theodor Dreyer's mesmeric The Passion of Joan of Arc is released in an exclusive new restoration featuring Dreyer's very own Danish intertitles – on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, in a limited-edition premium "Dual Format" (Blu-ray + DVD) SteelBook edition. Also available as standalone DVD & blu-ray sets.

Features include:
  • Exclusively restored high-definition master presented in the film’s original aspect ratio, in 1080p on the Blu-ray
  • Presented in both 20fps and 24fps playback speeds
  • Optional audio tracks: a piano score performed by Japanese silent film composer Mie Yanashita (for the 20fps option), and a radical accompaniment by esteemed American avant-garde musician Loren Connors (for the 24fps option)
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles for Dreyer’s original Danish intertitles
  • The complete “Lo Duca” version of the film – the version (featuring an alternate edit and soundtrack) that circulated in France and around the world for decades before the rediscovery of Dreyer’s “director’s cut”
  • Extended illustrated booklet featuring the words of Dreyer, rare archival imagery, and more
  • Further details to be announced nearer the release date!

Trouble in Paradise - DVD
Described by Pauline Kael as nothing less than "perfection", and by Empire Magazine as "the most sophisticated comedy ever produced in Hollywood", Ernst Lubitsch's very first comedy of the sound era is a cinematic feast of wit, charm, and romance. DVD edition from a new HD transfer.

Features include:
  • New high-definition transfer in the film’s original aspect ratio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • Illustrated booklet featuring the words of Lubitsch, rare archival imagery, and more
  • Further details to be announced nearer the release date!

3 December 2012

Floating Weeds [Ukigusa] - DFE & DVD
A typically exquisite offering from the great Yasujiro Ozu, reworking his own A Story of Floating Weeds [Ukigusa monogatari] to explore the trials and tribulations of an ageing actor on his return to a seaside port and lives he left behind. Exclusively restored, on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world (in a Blu-ray + DVD "Dual Format" edition), and also available as a standalone DVD set.

Features include:
  • Exclusively restored high-definition master presented in the film’s original aspect ratio, in 1080p on the Blu-ray
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
  • Illustrated booklet featuring the words of Ozu, rare archival imagery, and more
  • Further details to be announced nearer the release date!

Gate Of Hell [Jigokumon] - DFE & DVD
Critically acclaimed but long unavailable in the west, Teinosuke Kinugasa's enthralling Cannes and Oscars-winning tale of feudal intrigue, political machinations, and erotic obsession is available once more. Beautifully restored in a Blu-ray + DVD "Dual Format" edition, also available as a standalone DVD set.

Features include:
  • Beautifully restored high-definition master presented in the film’s original aspect ratio, in 1080p on the Blu-ray
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles
  • Illustrated booklet featuring the words of Kinugasa, rare archival imagery, and more
  • Further details to be announced nearer the release date!

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