19th August, 2014

October, November, December titles announced | 10% off store-wide


With summer seemingly gone for the year, we hope that our releases through to the end of the year will being some brightness to your day. 

On 20 October 2014, joining existing Fellini films Roma, Il Bidone and City of Women on the label, we will be releasing a new digitally restored version of I Clowns on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition. The film reflects Fellini’s childhood obsession with clowns, exploring deeper human conditions that resonate through various clowns who vary from a local sex-crazed hobo, a midget nun, to a mutilated Mussolini disciple.

A week later on 27 October 2014, also in a Dual Format edition, Youth of the Beast will be unleashed for the first time in the world on Blu-ray. Jo Shisido’s raw performance and Seijun Suzuki’s stylish cinematic artistry complement one another perfectly. Out of the mass-produced array of Japanese action films, this movie stands out like a radiant gem. Based on the hard-boiled Japanese novel Man Hunt written by Haruhiko Oyabu, Suzuki’s visceral depiction transports the viewer into a merciless world of crime.

The final Monday of the month will also see the release, again in a Dual Format edition, of Blacula – The Complete Collection as part of the Eureka Classics line. Starring William Marshall and Pam Grier, the 1972 American Blaxploitation horror film (Blacula) produced for American International Pictures became one of the top grossing films of the year, inspiring a sequel (Scream Blacula Scream) and a small wave of Blaxploitation themed horror films. The eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the earth with an insatiable lust for blood.

November and December will see the release of a multitude of world class releases. Fritz Lang’s penultimate silent film, Spione [Spies] will receive its worldwide premiere on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition. Spione is a flawlessly constructed labyrinthine spy thriller. Hugely influential, Lang’s famous passion for meticulous detail combines with masterful storytelling and editing skills to form a relentless story of intrigue, espionage, and blackmail.

Diary of a Lost Girl [Tagebuch einer Verlorenen] traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks, mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandora’s Box [Die Büchse der Pandora]. Diary of a Lost Girl will be released for the very first time anywhere in the world on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition

The Thief of Bagdad, one of the most imaginative of all silent movies, is a glittering Arabian Nights adventure fantasy set in the city of Bagdad.  Douglas Fairbanks plays a handsome rogue of a thief whose heart is stolen by the beautiful daughter of the Caliph. The Thief of Bagdad will be released for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray in a stunning 2K restoration, featuring a magnificent score from maestro Carl Davis conducting the Phiharmonia Orchestra. 

From one of the greatest little-known directors of all time, Raymond Bernard’s nearly five hour tour de force that is Les Misérables is widely considered to be the greatest adaptation of the story. With unforgettable performances and stunning art direction, Les Misérables will round off the year on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition.

Last, but not least, from Ancient Babylon and Biblical Judea to Medieval Paris and Modern America, four stories of intolerance and inhumanity interweave to form an amazing spectacle that gains momentum as it moves towards a powerful and memorable climax. D.W. Griffith’s masterpiece Intolerance restored in HD will be available on Blu-ray in a stunning 2K restoration accompanied by a glorious score composed by Carl Davis for the feature for the first time in the UK.

More details will be announced closer to the releases of these. 

To further brighten the day we're knocking 10% off everything store-wide until this time next week (26th August), the discount will be automatically added to your basket upon checkout. 




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