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Eureka/Masters of Cinema in June

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK release of three titles on 21st June 2010.

From The Masters of Cinema Series we have the Blu-ray Disc only release of Shohei Imamura’s Profound Desires of the Gods (£19.99 RRP) and the DVD only release of Jacques Feyder’s Le Grand Jeu (£19.99 RRP). And direct from Eureka is the DVD only release of Franklin J. Schaffner’s The War Lord (£15.99 RRP). Details follow…

Profound Desires of the Gods - Presenting a vast chronicle of life on the remote Kurage Island, Imamura’s film comes to Blu-ray with the following features:

  • Beautiful high-definition transfer, with exclusive digital image restoration
  • New video introduction by film scholar Tony Rayns
  • Original theatrical trailer (in 1080p)
  • New English subtitle translation
  • Extensive booklet with a new essay by Rayns (to accompany his introduction), rare stills, reprinted statements by Imamura, a lengthy 1994 career interview and a transcript of Imamura’s introduction and Q&A session at the 1994 Edinburgh International Film Festival’s screening of the film

Le Grand Jeu - This tragic doppelganger romance comes to DVD with the following features:
  • Beautiful digital transfer, officially licensed from Pathe’s film restoration
  • New English subtitle translation
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by French cinema scholar Ginette Vincendeau, newly translated writings by Feyder, reminiscences by his collaborators and production stills

The War Lord - This historical adventure film starring Charlton Heston comes to DVD with the following features:
  • New anamorphic 2.35:1 digital transfer
  • Uncompressed PCM audio
  • Optional music & effects track
  • Original theatrical trailer

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