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Eureka/MOC line-up January-March 2012

Below is the full press release, though we've spruced it up a little by including additional information on the Masters of Cinema titles (taken from their website).

Press Release - Eureka Entertainment announce their Q1 line up for 2012

Following the announcement earlier this year of Touch of Evil and Silent Running as Blu-ray special editions, Eureka Entertainment would like to announce the forthcoming blu-ray release of Repo Man, the feature debut from director Alex Cox starring Emilio Estevez, and the melancholy open-road epic Two-Lane Blacktop (dir. Mante Hellman) amongst their Q1 2012 line up. Both titles are part of a Eureka Entertainment/The Masters of Cinema Series agreement with Universal Pictures to release several high-profile catalogue titles throughout 2011 and 2012 to celebrate Universal's centenary.

Here is the full line up of releases from Eureka Entertainment and its UK distributed labels Bounty Films & ISIS for January, February & March 2012.

January

TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Blu-ray & Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, 23 January 2012
Perhaps the greatest road movie ever made, Monte Hellman's counter-culture masterpiece from the early 1970s, starring James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, and Warren Oates, on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world.

Features include:

  • New restored high-definition master, supervised and approved by Monte Hellman
  • Original mono soundtrack and optional newly remastered 5.1 mix
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • Audio commentary by Monte Hellman and associate producer Gary Kurtz
  • On The Road Again: Two-Lane Blacktop Revisited, a 43-minute video piece in which Monte Hellman revisits the film’s locations – directed by Monte Hellman, Gabriel Cowan, Brett Mann, and John Suits
  • Somewhere Near Salinas, a 28-minute interview by Monte Hellman with singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson – directed by Monte Hellman
  • Sure Did Talk to You, a 24-minute video piece featuring interviews with producer Michael Laughlin, production manager Walter Coblenz, and the director’s son Jared Hellman – directed by Monte Hellman
  • Rare archival screen-test footage of James Taylor and Laurie Bird
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional music and effects track
  • A lavish 36-page booklet featuring rare production imagery, the words of Monte Hellman, and more!

LE SILENCE DE LA MER (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Dual Format: Blu-ray/DVD, 23 January 2012
One of the most important French films to deal with World War II, and a landmark in Melville’s distinguished oeuvre, Le Silence de la mer is a lyrical, timeless depiction of the experiences and struggles of occupation and resistance available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

Features include:
  • New high-definition original aspect ratio transfer, licensed from Gaumont
  • New and improved optional English subtitles on the feature, documentary, and trailer
  • Video discussion by Ginette Vincendeau, professor of French cinema at King’s College London [23:00]
  • Melville Out of the Shadows – a new French-made documentary about Melville’s film [41:00] (Blu-ray only)
  • Original theatrical trailer (Blu-ray only)
  • 56-PAGE BOOKLET including an article by Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris, and a Melville interview by Rui Nogueira, author of Melville on Melville

PUNISHMENT PARK (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Dual Format: Blu-ray/DVD, 23 January 2012
Both controversial and relentless in its depiction of suppression and brutality, Punishment Park was heavily attacked by the mainstream press and permitted only the barest of releases in 1971. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to celebrate Punishment Park’s 40th anniversary with its first ever release on Blu-ray.

Features include:
  • Newly restored high-definition transfer (shot on 16mm, Punishment Park has been remastered from a new 35mm print struck from the restored 35mm blow-up negative held in Paris)
  • 30-minute video introduction by Peter Watkins
  • Full-length audio commentary by Dr. Joseph A. Gomez (author of the 1979 book Peter Watkins)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 40-page booklet with two essays and reprints

TOMIE:UNLIMITED (Monster Pictures), Bounty Films, Blu-ray & DVD, 23 January 2012
Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, Mutant Girls Squad) brings his brand of mayhem to the Japanese cult Tomie series.

ZIFT, I.S.I.S. Ltd, DVD, 23 January 2012
"Zift" is a genre mixture of neo-noir and soviet non-conformist art from director Javor Gardev

CANO DORADO, I.S.I.S. Ltd, DVD, 23 January 2012
The story of Panceta, a young labourer from one of the poorer suburbs in Buenos Aires, whose unbounded ambition for money leads him to manufacture and sell home–made arms in the neighbourhood.

February

REPO MAN (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Blu-ray & Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, 20 February 2012
Alex Cox's legendary cult classic debut - a post-punk, sci-fi, crime-ridden, apocalyptic comedy - returns for the first time anywhere in the world as a glorious, new special edition Blu-ray

Features include:
  • New high-definition master in the original aspect ratio – 1.85:1
  • Original mono soundtrack and 5.1 remix, both in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English SDH subtitles on the main feature
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Audio commentary with Cox and executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora
  • All-new 2012 video piece by Cox offering further thoughts on the film
  • Repo Man (entire TV version) – this legendary variant, prepared by Cox for network television, incorporates deleted material and surreal overdubs in place of profanity
  • Repossessed – a retrospective video piece on the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, and actors Del Zamora, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude
  • The Missing Scenes – a roundtable viewing of deleted scenes from the film with Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, real-life neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen, and character “J. Frank Parnell”
  • Harry Zen Stanton – an extended interview with the legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A 44-page full colour booklet specially created by Cox, entitled The Repo Code and incorporating all manner of Repo ephemera

THE INSECT WOMAN/ NISHI-GINZA STATION (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Dual Format: Blu-ray/DVD, 20 February 2012
Shohei Imamura's epic spans 40 years in the life of a working class woman ever-adapting to a changing Japan, alongside an earlier Imamura feature

Features include:
  • Newly restored high-definition master of The Insect Woman
  • New progressive transfer of Nishi-Ginza Station, a 1958 feature by Imamura
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles for both films
  • A video conversation about The Insect Woman between Imamura and critic Tadao Satô
  • A lavish booklet featuring essays by film scholar Tony Rayns on both films, rare archival imagery, and more!

THE YELLOW SEA (Monster Pictures), Bounty Films, Blu-ray & DVD, 20 February 2012
Korean crime drama starring Yun-seok Kim and directed by Hong-jin Na who won critical acclaim for his previous film The Chaser. Premiered at this year’s Cambridge Film Festival and to be released theatrically on 21 October 2011.

WHO PAYS THE FERRYMAN?, Eureka Entertainment, DVD, 20 February 2012
Much loved 1977 BBC British drama series, created by Michael J. Bird, set on the Mediterranean island of Crete starring Jack Hedley as Alan Haldane.

March

YAKUZA WEAPON (Monster Pictures), Bounty Films, Blu-ray & DVD, 26 March 2012
A wild combination of hard-boiled gangster action, manga-style comedy and splatterific special effects, from director and star Tak Sakaguchi.

DEADBALL (Monster Pictures), Bounty Films, DVD, 26 March 2012
Hilariously offensive, politically incorrect sports splatter comedy, Deadball is director Yudai Yamaguchi’s follow-up to his earlier zombie baseball classic Battlefield Baseball, and once again features action star Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Be a Man! Samurai School)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Dual Format: Blu-ray/DVD, 26 March 2012
Pasolini's masterpiece is one of the most revered and influential religious films ever made, now fully restored in HD

Features include:
  • New high-definition transfer in the film’s original aspect ratio
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles
  • More extras to be announced nearer to release date
  • Sumptuous booklet featuring rare archival imagery, the words of Pasolini, and more!

ACCATTONE (Masters of Cinema), Eureka Entertainment, Dual Format: Blu-ray/DVD, 26 March 2012
Pasolini's gritty study of a pimp in the slums of Rome is one of the most explosive debuts in world cinema, now fully restored in HD

Features include:
  • New high-definition transfer of Accattone in the film’s original aspect ratio
  • Pasolini’s 1965 feature-length documentary Comizi d’amore [Love Meetings], on the complementary theme of Italian attitudes towards sex, presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1
  • Original Italian theatrical trailers for both films
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles for both films
  • More extras to be announced nearer to release date
  • Booklet featuring rare archival imagery, the words of Pasolini, and more!

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