Eureka! has announced its March 2022 line-up today. Featured amongst this announcement are a dynamite edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring one of the stars of Squid Game and a highly amusing 1979 slice of martial arts comedy starring Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-Wing.

“Red Light, Green Light” was a phrase on everyone’s lips following the massive success of Netflix hit Squid Game & we are proud to present a brand new intense & unpredictable thriller starring one of show’s main character actors Wi Ha-jun. Hailing from South Korea Midnight is a twisted serial killer movie which won the Silver Audience Award for Best Asian Film at the 25th Fantasia International Film Festival. The initial manufacture run will feature a Limited Edition silver laminate O Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju), PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. Disc extras include a brand new video essay on the history of Korean horror cinema by critic Travis Crawford.  Midnight will be released on Blu-ray and Digitally from 14 March 2022.

A classic tale of rivalry and vengeance next as we present a brand new 2k restoration of 1979’s martial arts comedy Odd Couple. The film’s stars Sammo Hung (The Millionaires Express, Encounters of the Spooky Kind), Lau Kar-wing (Once Upon a Time in China) & Bryan Leung Kar-yan (Dreadnaught, The Victim) is widely considered to be one of the greatest classical weapons movie ever made. This quintessential classic from the Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema makes its UK debut here as a Limited Edition featuring an O’Card slipcase with new artwork by Darren Wheeling, PLUS: A Limited-Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver. Disc extras include brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist / actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels & brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema.  Odd Couple will be released on Blu-ray and Digitally from 21 March 2022.

 

Eureka! has announced its February 2022 line-up today. Featured amongst this announcement are Joe May’s lavish adventure thriller written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang; and the buddy-cop action comedy starring Sammo Hung, Karl Maka and Lau Kar-wing.

One of the grandest German epics of the silent era, Joe May’s two-part adaptation of Thea von Harbou’s 1918 novel is an artistic triumph. Rich in exotic imagery and mysticism, The Indian Tomb (Das Indische Grabmal) is a stunning epic and a thrilling adventure. The Masters of Cinema is proud to present the film across two Blu-ray discs, fully restored in 2K and available for the first time ever in the UK.  Released on 24 February 2022 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the film.

Sammo Hung invokes the spirit of Bruce Lee in Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon, playing a cop obsessed with the physical legacy of “The Little Dragon”. Combining brilliantly choreographed fight sequences and infectious physical comedy, this tour-de-force comedy-adventure showcases incredible action tributes to the films of Bruce Lee. Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon makes its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration! Released as part of the Eureka Classics range on 24 February 2022 in a Limited-edition 2-Disc set (3000 copies only) featuring I Am The White Tiger; a documentary on the career of stuntman, martial artist, and action director Mark Houghton; making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray.

 

Eureka! has announced its January 2022 line-up today. Featured amongst this announcement are John Ford’s masterpiece set in an idyllic Kentucky town at the turn of the century; and two Hong Kong action classics from Sammo Hung.

The notoriously difficult to please John Ford regarded The Sun Shines Bright as his favourite film. Based on material from Irvin S. Cobb’s “Judge Priest” short stories, Ford had previously directed the 1934 film JUDGE PRIEST starring Will Rogers, but was unsatisfied with the handling of the film by 20th Century Fox – specifically their decision to cut a vital scene depicting the main character condemning an attempted lynching. Two decades later he chose to revisit the material for Republic Pictures, and the result was yet another masterpiece from the great director. The Sun Shines Bright almost shared a similar fate as Judge Priest, with ten minutes of footage being removed by Republic Pictures. Fortunately, the original uncut master was not destroyed, and has now been fully restored and makes its UK debut on Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema series, available from 24 January 2022.

Two Hong Kong action classics from Sammo HungWarriors Two and The Prodigal Son both depict a version of the real-life kung fu master Leung Jan, whose mastery of Wing Chun would make him a legend.  Featuring some of Sammo Hung’s most memorable action choreography, Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son are not to be missed and make their UK debuts on Blu-ray from brand new 2K restorations! Available in a Limited Edition 2-Disc set [3000 copies only] featuring an O-Card Slipcase, Reversible Poster and Collectors Booklet, and released on 24 January 2022.

 

Eureka! has announced its December 2021 line-up today, and revealed an additional title for its November schedule. Featured amongst these announcements are G.W. Pabst’s epic of Weimar Cinema starring Brigitte Helm; an intimate and aching family drama from critically-acclaimed indie filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell; and one of the greatest boxing films ever made.

An epic of the Weimar cinema, The Love of Jeanne Ney follows a young French woman’s struggle for happiness amid the political turbulence and corruption of post-World War I Europe. A tour de force for director G. W. Pabst (Diary of a Lost Girl, Pandora’s Box), the film blends a variety of cinematic approaches as it weaves its complex narrative of moral chaos and political upheaval: the “American Style,” evocative of the Hollywood studio blockbuster; the avant-garde techniques of Soviet montage; as well as the eerie moving camerawork and shadowy perspectives typical of German Expressionism. The result is a stunning cinematic experiment that never fails to surprise the viewer as it races towards its exhilarating conclusion. Available for the first time in the UK, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Love of Jeanne Ney on Blu-ray from 6 December 2021.

From acclaimed director Alexandre Rockwell (In The SoupLittle Feet), Sweet Thing is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience. Released on 15 November 2021 in a worldwide Blu-ray debut as part of the Montage Pictures range. The first Print Run will feature a Limited-Edition Collector’s Booklet.

The brutal and uncompromising Champion earned Kirk Douglas his first ever Oscar nomination and was a huge success for director Mark Robson (Von Ryan’s ExpressValley of the Dolls).  Fully restored and featuring gorgeous black and white cinematography by Franz Planer (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Champion on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.  Available from 6 December 2021.

 

Eureka! has completed its November 2021 line-up today, and revealed an additional title for its October schedule. Featured amongst these announcements is one of the best and most influential Westerns ever made; a bittersweet and black humour filled coming-of-age drama, that would make Ken Loach proud; plus, a re-issue of the Mothra.

Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci’s bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honour-less West, is widely considered to be among the best and most influential Westerns ever made. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Sergio Corbucci’s masterpiece, The Great Silence, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a 4K restoration. The Limited-Edition Set (3000 copies ONLY) will feature a Slipcase, Reversible Poster, and Set of Lobby Cards and will be released on the 22 November 2021.

From director Piotr Domalewski (winner of numerous festival awards for his short films, as well as his 2017 feature debut, Silent Night [Cicha Noc]), I Never Cry is a touching comedy about a rebellious teenage girl with a grudge against her father, who was only ever present in her life through regular money transfers. It is also a piercing, realistic look at the difficulties faced by families separated by emigration, told against the backdrop of the life of Polish workers abroad. I Never Cry will be released on Blu-ray as a part of the Montage Pictures range from 11 October 2021. The first print run will feature a Limited-Edition Collector’s Booklet.

One of the most iconic Japanese kaiju, Mothra has appeared in over a dozen feature films. Presented here is her debut, a gloriously vibrant piece of filmmaking that forever changed how kaiju eiga would be produced in Japan. Psychedelically colourful, with an intelligent, benevolent protector as its lead kaiju, Mothra was radically different to every other monster movie that had come before it, and it remains a classic of the genre to this day.  Ishirō Honda’s Mothra will be re-issued on Blu-ray from 15 November 2021 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series

Although his name may not be as instantly recognisable as some of his contemporaries, Joseph Kuo was an incredibly successful filmmaker who consistently produced crowd-pleasing spectacles always in line with what audiences at the time wanted to see. Often handling writing, directing, and producing duties, the success of this multi-hyphenate filmmaker is even more remarkable considering that the majority of his films were produced independently, at a time when the kung-fu genre was dominated by the big Hong Kong studios. Cinematic Vengeance! collects eight of these independent productions, all fully restored and making their worldwide debuts on Blu-ray. Released on 15 November 2021 in a Limited Edition 4-Disc set [2000 copies only] featuring a 60-page Collector’s Booklet and Facsimile Lobby Cards. [Cinematic Vengeance! Was revealed as part of last month’s announcements]

Also revealed, was a brand new acquisition, Midnight. Eureka have acquired all UK & Irish rights for the debut film from Korean director Kwon Oh-seung. A dazzling reworking of a classic suspense film trope, as a young deaf woman and her mother find themselves targeted by a devious and implacable serial killer. The fast, furious and utterly fiendish Midnight will be screened at GRIMMFEST and other UK festivals before the end of the year, ahead of a Digital and Blu-ray release as part of the Montage Pictures range in 2022.

 

Eureka! has announced its October 2021 line-up today, along with one of the titles from its forthcoming November schedule. Featured amongst these announcements are three iconic spaghetti westerns by director Gianfranco Parolini; three more early silent features from legendary studio, Universal Pictures; an action-packed tale of cops and robbers from Ringo Lam; and 8 Kung Fu Classics from director Joseph Kuo.

The Sabata Trilogy brings together all three iconic spaghetti westerns by Italian Writer & Director Gianfranco Parolini into one explosive 3-disc Blu-ray set. The set will come encased in a Limited-Edition O-Card Slipcase; inside there will be a Limited-Edition Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing by Western expert Howard Hughes & a reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork for each film. The Sabata Trilogy will be released on the 18 October 2021.

The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three more early silent features from Universal Pictures, all fully restored as part of the studio’s ongoing restoration program.  The 2-Disc Blu-ray edition will feature a 4K Restoration of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Stuart Paton and starring Allen Holubar; a 2K Restoration and worldwide Blu-ray debut of The Calgary Stampede, directed by Herbert Blaché and starring Hoot Gibson; and a 4K Restoration of What Happened to Jones?, directed by William A. Seiter and starring Reginald Denny. The first print run of 2000 copies will be presented with a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase from 25 October 2021.

With heart-stopping car chases on the streets of Hong Kong and brilliant performances by the two leads, Full Alert is an intelligent, high velocity action movie considered to be one of director Ringo Lam’s finest works. Full Alert will be presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 18 October 2021. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet.

Although his name may not be as instantly recognisable as some of his contemporaries, Joseph Kuo was an incredibly successful filmmaker who consistently produced crowd-pleasing spectacles always in line with what audiences at the time wanted to see. Often handling writing, directing, and producing duties, the success of this multi-hyphenate filmmaker is even more remarkable considering that the majority of his films were produced independently, at a time when the kung-fu genre was dominated by the big Hong Kong studios. Cinematic Vengeance! collects eight of these independent productions, all fully restored and making their worldwide debuts on Blu-ray. Released on 15 November 2021 in a Limited Edition 4-Disc set [2000 copies only] featuring a 60-page Collector’s Booklet and Facsimile Lobby Cards.

SWEET THING is an intimate, creatively filmed, and fantastically personal film from accomplished indie filmmaker and favourite of the arthouse scene in the ’90s, Alexandre Rockwell (IN THE SOUP, LITTLE FEET). Shot in rich monotone (with occasional bursts of colour) and largely from the hip, both of which lend the distinctive feel of the ‘90s indie films with which Rockwell made his name.

Teenager Billie (Lana Rockwell), a 15-year-old girl who fantasizes Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother, and younger brother Nico (Nico Rockwell) share time between their separated parents – father Adam (Will Patton, THE POSTMAN, MINARI) is a chaotic drunkard with a loving heart for his kids who is working as a Christmas Santa, and mother Eve (Karyn Parsons, FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR), who has redefined her identity in a brazen style since leaving Adam and is now living with a new and obnoxious boyfriend Beaux (ML Josepher). The kids feel uncomfortable around Beaux, but visits to their mum have introduced them to new friend Malik, a boy as equally adrift as they are. Half in desperation and half in a spirit of adventure this trio sets off on a running wild trek across Massachusetts, crossing paths with a variety of American eccentrics, angels and desperados.
 
Described by QUENTIN TARANTINO as one of the most powerful new films he’s seen in years, Alexandre Rockwell has woven something magical and heart-rending into what might seem like a not-particularly-original scenario. The story is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience.
 
Amongst three international wins, SWEET THING picked up the Crystal Bear for Generation Kplus – Best Film at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and the College Jury Prize for Best Film at Quebec City International Film Festival 2020.
 

Sweet Thing will be streaming via the following Digital Platforms from 10 September 2021.

BFI Player

Curzon Home Cinema

IFI@Home

Prime Video

Sweet Thing will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 10 September 2021.
London; Barbican; 17 September 2021 (5 Days) Book Now
Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Leicester; Phoenix Cinema; 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Lewes; The Depot; 17 September 2021 (7 Days)  Book Now
Newcastle; Tyneside Cinema; 24 September 2021 (7 Days)
Milton Keynes; MK Gallery; 19 October 2021 (1 Day)
Colchester; Firstsite; 23 October 2021 (1 Day)
Coventry; Warwick Student Cinema; 16 November 2021 (1 Day)

 

Sweet Thing has previously screened at the following venues:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; BFI Southbank; 10 September 2021 (7 days)
London; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA); 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; Rio Cinema; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; The Arthouse, Crouch End; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Dublin; The Irish Film Institute (IFI); 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Manchester; Home; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)

 

Eureka! has announced its September 2021 line-up today which will feature a one-of-a-kind, ground-breaking Western starring Joan Crawford; and a film often hailed by critics as the ‘Best Swordplay Movie’ ever!

Mis-understood by US audiences upon release, Johnny Guitar was embraced by European cineastes and is now regarded as one of the greatest western pictures of all time. An intensely stylised masterpiece from director Nicholas Ray starring Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden, Johnny Guitar makes its UK debut on Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema series.  Presented in a Limited Edition Set of only 3000 copies featuring a Hardbound Slipcase and 60-page Collector’s Booklet, and will be released on 20 September 2021.

Known for his classic film, A Chinese Ghost Story, as well as for directing Tsui Hark’s the Swordsman saga, the debut feature from director Ching Siu-tung is filled with dazzling visuals and astonishing martial arts choreography (also by Ching Siu-tung, who would later choreograph the action sequences for Zhang Yimou’s acclaimed wuxia triptych; Hero, House Of Flying Daggers, And Curse Of The Golden Flower), Duel To The Death comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet, and will be released on 20 September 2021.

In Ethiopia, two young men are racing to make their dreams come true.

WATCH NOW via Prime Video, BFI Player & the Eureka! Player.

Two twelve-year-old boys grow up together in a remote rural village. That is until a single photograph forever changes their lives. Solomon (Mikiyas Wolde) heads for Addis Ababa to become a photographer. Abdi (Ashenafi Nigusu) remains at home to train as a long-distance runner in the hope of emulating national sporting hero, the legendary Haile Gebreselassie. Ten years later, Abdi is nominated for the Ethiopian National running team and himself moves to the sprawling capital. He feels that Solomon may be lost to him, but an inner voice tells him to keep the flicker of hope alive and to search out his boyhood companion. In fact, Solomon is still living, but trapped in a world rife with crime, poverty and suffering. Abdi’s source of power is his running shoes, Solomon survives thanks to his wife Genet (Samrawit Desalegn), the love of his three-year-old daughter, and his abiding passion for photography.

A labour of love for German-born filmmaker Jan Philipp Weyl, Running Against The Wind is a gritty, authentic and endearing portrait of friendship, ambition and the realities of social deprivation in contemporary society. Ethiopia’s official submission to the Academy Awards, the film, which boasts impressive production values and immersive cinematography pulls no punches in its portrayal of hardship and how easy it is to be consigned to the margins once neglected by government and civil society.

WATCH NOW via Prime Video, BFI Player & the Eureka! Player.

 

Eureka! has announced its August 2021 line-up today which will feature three early silent features from legendary studio, Universal Pictures; a beautiful and uplifting film about love, loyalty, and friendship; and a thrilling and unflinching creature feature from John Frankenheimer.

The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three early silent features from Universal Pictures, all fully restored as part of the studio’s ongoing restoration program.  The 2-Disc Blu-ray edition will feature a 4K Restoration of Skinner’s Dress Suit, directed by William A. Seiter and starring Reginald Denny; a 2K Restoration and worldwide Blu-ray debut of The Shield Of Honor, directed by Emory Johnson and starringNeil Hamilton; and a 4K Restoration of The Shakedown, directed by William Wyler and starring James Murray. The first print run of 2000 copies will be presented with a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase from 16 August 2021.

The debut feature film from German Director Jan Philipp Weyl, Running Against The Wind is shot in Ethiopia’s native language Amharic, with polished cinematography and impressive production design.  The film presents a clear portrayal of the vicious lifestyle that many children in Ethiopia struggle with daily, neglected by both government and civil society. The film was selected as the Ethiopian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, and features a cameo by Ethiopian Olympic Gold Medal-winning Long-distance Runner Haile Gebrselassie.  Released on Digital Platforms from 11 June 2021 (Prime Video & The BFI Player) and on Blu-ray as a part of the Montage Pictures range from 9 August 2021.

A graphically violent piece of environmental horror from director John FrankenheimerProphecy comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK. Stars Oscar-nominated Actress Talia Shire (Rocky, The Godfather) and Robert Foxworth (Falcon Crest). The film will be released on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK from16 August 2021. Presented as part of the Eureka Classics range with a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet [First Print Run of 2000 copies only].