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Eureka announces its October 2019 Blu-ray and DVD line-up

8 August 2019

Eureka’s October 2019 release schedule has been confirmed and is set to feature an action-packed wuxia classic from director King Hu, a powerful action-thriller starring Christopher Walken; an intense and shocking thriller from the Masters of Horror Stephen King and George A. Romero; and five films from the uncompromising American director Samuel Fuller.

 

The Fate of Lee Khan dual format pack shot

The final film in King Hu‘s Inn Trilogy, and the follow-up to his highly-acclaimed A Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan once again shows the master filmmaker’s impeccable talent in creating drama out of a single setting. An espionage thriller with a unique wuxia twist and shades of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, the film chronicles a tense showdown between warriors on opposing sides of a civil war in a rural inn. As much a pre-cursor to the ‘hangout’ movie as it is an action-packed wuxia adventure, The Fate of Lee Khan features action choreography by Sammo Hung (Eastern Condors) and also stars the incredible Angela “Lady Whirlwind” Mao, The Masters of Cinema Series presents King Hu’s The Fate of Lee Khan on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK, from a new 2K restoration. The Fate of Lee Khan will be released on 21 October 2019, he first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.

Dual format contents:

  • 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD 
  • Optional English subtitles 
  • Original Mandarin audio, available in original mono (uncompressed on Blu-ray) and restored 5.1 
  • Optional English audio, available in original mono (uncompressed on Blu-ray) and restored 5.1 
  • Brand new and exclusive commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns 
  • A brand new and exclusive video essay by David Cairns 
  • Original Trailer 
  • PLUS: a collector s booklet featuring new and archival writing on the film

 

The Dogs of War Blu-ray cover art

The Dogs of War is a spectacular adventure that brilliantly captures the horror – and glory – of war. Academy Award winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone) is a brutal mercenary who must fight the ultimate battle – against his own conscience – in this powerful action thriller with a heart-thumping tempo. Praised on release for its dialogue, action, and characters, The Dogs of War is a gritty masterpiece, and one of the best war movies of its era. Eureka Classics presents John Irvin’s feature debut on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Released on 14 October 2019, the first print-run will feature a Limited-Edition Collectors Booklet.

Blu-ray contents:

  • Two versions of the film, the International Cut (118 mins) and the American Cut (104 mins) both presented in 1080p
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition Collector’s booklet featuring a reprint of Pauline Kael’s original review of the film

 

The Dark Half dual format cover art

Adapted from the bestselling novel, The Dark Half is an intense and shocking thriller. Masters of horror Stephen King (IT, The Shining) and George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) have created a gripping, creepy, frightening film that shocks and thrills, with a climax that stands up as one of the craziest of both King and Romero’s careers. Featuring an intelligent screenplay and first-rate cast, including Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, The Dark Half will make its UK debut on Blu-ray in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 14 October 2019. The first print-run will feature a Limited-Edition Collectors Booklet.

Dual Format contents:

  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray (with a progressive encode on the DVD)
  • LPCM audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray) and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options 
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
  • The Sparrows Are Flying Again! The Making of ‘The Dark Half’ [36mins] – Retrospective with George A. Romero, special make-up effects creators Everett Burrell and John Vulich, visual effects supervisor Kevin Kutchaver, actor Robert Joy, editor Pasquale Buba and more!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A selection of Behind-the-scenes and archival video material
  • Original Storyboards
  • TV spot
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve
  • Limited Edition Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film

 

Fuller at Fox, Five Films 1951-1957 Blu-ray pack shot

A towering figure of American cinema, Samuel Fuller was a master of the B-movie, a pulp maestro whose iconoclastic vision elevated the American genre film to new heights. After the major success of The Steel Helmet, Fuller was put under contract by Twentieth Century Fox. Over a six-year period, Fuller would produce some of the best work of his career, an uncompromising series of masterpieces spanning multiple genres that would establish the director as a true auteur, whose influence continues to be felt today. Fuller at Fox, Five Films 1951-1957 features five films from this fruitful period, all presented from stunning restorations: the impossibly tense Korean-War drama Fixed Bayonets!; the outrageous and confrontational spy-thriller Pickup on South Street; the Cold War submarine-actioner Hell and High Water; the lushly photographed, cold-as-ice film noir House of Bamboo; and the audacious Western with a feminist twist, Forty Guns. This collection of essential films will be released as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray in a limited edition (2000 copies) 5-disc hardbound boxed set on 28 October 2019.

Blu-ray contents:

  • Limited Edition box set [2000 units, individually number]
  • All five films presented on Blu-ray in 1080p with Forty Guns presented from Fox's stunning 4K restorations, with House of Bamboo presented from a 2K restoration
  • Original, uncompressed, monaural soundtracks for all films
  • Optional English SDH available for all films
  • A new video essay by David Cairns covering All five films included in this release
  • Fixed Bayonets! – audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Pickup on South Street – Interview with critic, filmmaker and programmer Kent Jones [32 mins]
  • Pickup on South Street – Interview with critic François Guérif [24 mins]
  • Pickup on South StreetCinema Cinemas French TV interview with Samuel Fuller [12 mins]
  • Hell and High Water – Brand new audio commentary by author Scott Harrison
  • Hell and High Water – A documentary on lead actor Richard Widmark [45 mins]
  • House of Bamboo – Audio commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
  • House of Bamboo – Audio commentary with Film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • Forty Guns – Audio interview with Samuel Fuller from 1969 at the National Film Theatre in London [80 mins]
  • Forty Guns – Interview with film critic Jean-Louis Leutrat [17 mins]
  • Original theatrical trailers for all five films
  • A 100-page perfect bound collector's book featuring essays by Richard Combs, Murielle Joudet, Philip Kemp, Glenn Kenny, and Amy Simmons; excerpts from Fuller's autobiography A Third Face; and rare archival imagery