Eureka Entertainment have announced their forthcoming releases in The Masters of Cinema series for the months of January, February and March 2014.
With a slate of titles that ranges from the most recent and 1980s American cinema (and, separately, the emergent Australian independent cinema), through to masterworks of the Italian cinema, and on to silent, and 1970s Hollywood, The Masters of Cinema Series runs the cinephile gamut once again with a seven-film January-March line-up that includes works by Federico Fellini, Samuel Fuller, Sidney Lumet, Francesco Rosi, William A. Wellman, Ted Kotcheff, and Andrew Bujalski.
We welcome Andrew Bujalski into the Series for the first time with his smash indie-success Computer Chess (Original Theatrical Trailer)
Wellman’s Wings – the winner of the first ever Academy Award for Best Picture (1927-1928) will see its UK home-release premiere. Both titles will be released as Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) editions.
For the first time in the UK, a special edition Blu-ray and Ltd Edition Blu-ray SteelBook of Sidney Lumet’s classic police drama starring Al Pacino — Serpico (Original Theatrical Trailer)
Secondly, we’ll be releasing a Blu-ray edition of Federico Fellini’s 1972 epic colour spectacle, a love-letter to the past and present of the city he loved best: Roma (Original Theatrical Trailer)
Another Italian classic arrives in March in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) release: Francesco Rosi’s gripping political procedural, Le mani sulla città [Hands Over the City]
Also two of the most brutally unsparing and controversial independent works of the last forty years. The first is the long-awaited (and uncut) release of Ted Kotcheff’s disturbing and subversive Wake in Fright, Here is the brand new 2014 UK theatrical Trailer.
The second controversial release in March is Samuel Fuller’s feverish White Dog, unavailable in the UK for decades, whose premise — a stray white dog turns out to have been conditioned to attack any black person on sight — was woefully misconstrued at the time of its 1982 release; it remains one of Fuller’s most passionate anti-racist statements. Both of these works will also be released in Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) editions.”
Managing Director of Eureka Entertainment, Ron Benson added “The finest in world cinema abounds across these seven releases, supplemented as always with a spate of special features and extras, all presented with a meticulous attention to detail and design.