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 Posted:   Jul 27, 2017 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

British label Eureka Entertainment has confirmed that it will add various new titles to its Blu-ray catalog: a box set with three Buster Keaton's films Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr., Blake Edwards' The Party, Richard Fleischer's The Vikings, and Attila Till's Kills on Wheels.

Buster Keaton: Three Films 1924-1928

Synopsis: Between 1920 and 1929, Buster Keaton created a peerless run of feature films that established him as "arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies". Collected here are three key films from that era; Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. Together they represent a true master at his peak, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning NEW 4K restorations available for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.

STREET DATE: OCTOBER 16.

The Party

Synopsis: With the massive success of Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Pink Panther cementing his reputation as one of America's finest directors of comedic cinema, Blake Edwards followed them up with The Party, arguably his greatest film, and at the time one of the most experimental films ever produced by a Hollywood studio. Starring Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion, Dick Crockett, and Danielle De Metz.

STREET DATE: OCTOBER 16.

The Vikings

Synopsis: Hollywood legends Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh dazzle in this epic chronicle of brutal rivalry and blood-thirsty ambition. Roaring through the 9th century with powerful performances and 'brilliant visual drama" (Cue), The Vikings is a riveting "spectacle of have-at-'em action" (Los Angeles Examiner)!

Bitter hatred divides two brothers. Prince Einar (Douglas) is the son and heir of a savage Viking chieftain. Prince Eric (Curtis) is his unknowing half-brother, the bastard off-spring of Einar's father and an English queen. When the Vikings kidnap a princess (Leigh), her beauty inflames the desires of both men, a bloody duel that decides their fate... and the future of the English throne.

Kills on Wheels

Synopsis: Kills on Wheels [Tiszta szívvel], a highly original, darkly comedic and infectious buddy-movie about a wheelchair-using gang of assassins, will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 15 September 2017.

Zoli and Barba are inseparable friends and outcasts. Both physically disabled, they live in a rehabilitation facility where life seems rather aimless. Zoli needs life-saving surgery but doesn't want his absent father to pay out of guilt and pity. Enter Rupasov, a mysterious wheelchair-using man newly released from prison. He quickly adopts the two friends and offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work. That work, however, is murder. Rupasov is a hitman.

In this inventive, action-packed coming-of-age story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, Hungarian director Attila Till skilfully blends reality with fantasy as he offers a gentle probe into the lives of protagonists living on the edge of society and desirous of things which non-disabled people take for granted. Inspired to make his film from his own experiences as a volunteer for disabled people; Attila Till explains his motivation: "It was crucial to me to make a movie about disabled people where they finally aren't played by actors but get the opportunity to act themselves and be the real heroes."

Kills on Wheels will be released later in the year as part of the Montage Pictures range, the new world cinema sub-label that celebrates thought provoking world cinema from new and upcoming directors.

STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 13.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=21786

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2017 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Great news about The Vikings in region B at last. For a supposingly dying format, this is proving to be a great year for releases.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2017 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Great news about The Vikings in region B at last. For a supposingly dying format, this is proving to be a great year for releases.

I thought you'd be pleased about The Vikings.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2017 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

British label Eureka Entertainment has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Blake Edwards' classic comedy The Party (1968), starring Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion, Dick Crockett, and Danielle De Metz. The release will be available for purchase on October 16.

With the massive success of Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Pink Panther cementing his reputation as one of America's finest directors of comedic cinema, Blake Edwards followed them up with The Party, arguably his greatest film, and at the time one of the most experimental films ever produced by a Hollywood studio.

By a twist of fate, the clumsy but good-hearted, aspiring actor Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers, The Pink Panther, Dr. Strangelove) is invited to attend Fred "General" Clutterbuck's big party, after having utterly ruined the set of his latest feature film. In this cozy and friendly atmosphere, drinks are flowing, food is in abundance and everybody is in high spirits. But when Bakshi accidentally has his first-ever sip of alcohol and his real identity is finally revealed; only God knows how this party is going to end up.

Serving as a series of set pieces for Seller's improvisational comedy talents, The Party developed a reputation over the years as a "cult film", but is now highly regarded as one of the best comedies of its era. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
The Party Revolution (16 mins) – a featurette on the groundbreaking filming methods utilised in the films production
Inside The Party (24 mins) – A behind the scenes featurette on the making of the film
Blake Edwards Profile
Walter Mirisch Profile
Ken Wales Profile
Original theatrical trailer

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Dual Format (Blu-ray) edition
Original stereo PCM soundtrack
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Run Time| 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=21891

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2018 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

British label Eureka Entertainment has announced that it will release on Blu-ray Jackie Chan's Police Story & Police Story 2. The box set will be available for purchase on August 20.

Two of Jackie Chan's most iconic films explode onto Blu-ray from incredible new 4K restorations! Featuring some of the most dangerous stunts ever performed on camera, Police Story and Police Story 2 are a dazzling blend of gritty action cop drama and impeccably choreographed martial-arts sequences that revitalised the Hong Kong action genre and established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar.

Police Story – considered by Jackie Chan himself to be his best film in terms of pure action, Police Story stars Chan as "super cop" Chan Ka-Kui, who goes up against a notorious crime lord in a series of escalating set-pieces that resulted in many of Jackie's stunt team being hospitalised.

Police Story 2 – Demoted to traffic cop after the events of the first film, Chan Ka-Kui is reinstated to the detective unit when a deadly gang of explosive experts blow up a building and threaten to blow up more if their demands are not met. Featuring yet more bravura stunt work, and even more injuries to its cast and crew, Police Story 2 is to this day considered one of the best action films ever made.

Presented from brand new 4K restorations and fully uncut, Eureka Classics is proud to present Jackie Chan's Police Story and Police Story 2 for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Limited Edition (3000 copies) box set packed with extra content.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW 4K RESTORATIONS OF BOTH FILMS
FULLY UNCUT presentation of Police Story 2 in its full 2 hour version for the first time ever in the UK
Original Cantonese mono audio track for Police Story
Restored Cantonese 5.1 audio presentations for both films
Optional English audio tracks
Optional Mandarin audio tracks
Optional English subtitles
The Police Force version of the first film, originally re-edited for the US video market and featuring its own electronic score by Kevin Bassinson
Police Story – Deleted and extended scenes, including alternate opening and ending sequences
Police Story 2 – Outtakes
Jackie Chan (40 mins) – A documentary on Jackie Chan's early career from cult film documentary series, Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show
Archival Interview with Jackie Chan (20 mins)
Interview with Benny Lai (15 mins)
Jackie Chan stunts promotional trailer
Box set exclusive – Collectors booklets for each film, featuring new essays and archival content
Special Limited Edition (3000 Copies) Box Set
*Please note that the stills that are included with this announcement were provided by the label for promotional purposes only. They are not representative of the actual quality of the 4K restorations and their presentations on the Blu-ray.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23418

 
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