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].

A bittersweet coming-of-age drama that explores the complications of family bonds and the cost of separation.

[A] moving drama, filled with black humour and empathy, that would make Ken Loach proud.”— Cineuropa

A moving, raw, and beautifully paced film…with a gritty, true-to-life tone that digs deep into the personal experiences of its young female protagonist.” — amplifyfilm.uk

Writer-director Piotr Domalewski’s (Silent Night) dark comedy has won acclaim and numerous awards in his native Poland. A Polish-Irish co-production, I Never Cry explores the cruelly ubiquitous loss of a parent through the eyes of a young woman, and prompts the viewer to reconsider their role in the lives of others.

Ola (Zofia Stafiej), a rebellious teenager from a small city, sets off to a foreign country on her own. It will turn out to be the trip of her lifetime, a trip into the unknown, on which she will try to reconnect with her estranged father. In Ireland, she will come to know a different world and meet people who will change her approach to life.

Inspired by films such as Manchester By The Sea and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and set-in modern-day Poland and Ireland, I Never Cry is 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 in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and On Digital Platforms from 23 July 2021.

 

I Never Cry will be streaming via the following Digital Platforms:

Barbican Cinema On Demand

BFI Player

Curzon Home Cinema

IFI@Home

Prime Video

 

I Never Cry will be screening at the following venues:

Navan, Co. Meath; Solstice Arts Centre; 29 September 2021 (1 Day)

Bray, Co. Wicklow; Mermaid Arts Centre; 4 October 2021 (1 Day)

Reading; Reading Film Theatre; 21 October 2021 (1 Day)

Wareham; Rex Cinema (Purbeck Film Festival); 28 October 2021 (1 Day)

 

I Never Cry has previously screened at the following venues:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

London; BFI Southbank; 23 July 2021 (4 Days)

London; Arthouse, Crouch End; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

London; Watermans, Brentford; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

London; Catford Mews, Catford; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

Dublin; Irish Film Institute (IFI); 23 July 2021 (14 Days)

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 23 July 2021 (14 Days)

Manchester; Home; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

Lewes; Depot; 23 July 2021 (7 Days)

Belfast; Movie House Yorkgate; Belfast; 23 July 2021 (14 Days)

Reading; Reading Biscuit Factory; 30 July 2021 (7 Days)

Sheffield; Showroom; 30 July 2021 (7 Days)

Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 2-5 August 2021 (4 Days)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 6 August 2021 (7 Days)

Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 6 August 2021 (7 Days)

Leeds; Pyramid Theatre, Leeds University Union; 12 August 2021 (1 Day)

Haverhill; Haverhill Town Hall Arts Centre; 18 August 2021 (1 Day)

Hebden Bridge; Hebden Bridge Picture House; 22 August 2021 (1 Day)

Saffron Walden; Saffron Screen; 22 August 2021 (1 Day)

Fort William; Highland Cinema; 23 August 2021 (1 Day)

Northampton; Northampton Filmhouse; 20 & 23 August 2021 (2 Days)

Melton Mowbray; Regal Melton Mowbray; 24-26 August 2021 (2 Days)

Colchester; Firstsite; 26 August 2021 (1 Day)

Bracknell, South Hill Park; 15 & 16 September 2021 (2 Days)

Hay-On-Wye; Richard Booth’s Bookshop; 16-18 September 2021 (3 Days)

Limerick; Belltable Arts Centre (Polish Arts Festival); 18 September 2021 (1 Day)

Eureka! has announced its July 2021 line-up today which will feature a blistering blend of action and comedy from Sammo Hung; an intense hardboiled love story-thriller from the director of City on Fire; and a re-issue of a three-film set from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers.  A Standard Edition re-issue of Viy was also revealed for May.

The Far East meets the Old West in this iconic action-packed adventure from the inimitable Sammo Hung. Hung plays a loveable rogue who teams up with an incorruptible Sheriff (Yuen BiaoProject A, Wheels On Meals) to save their home town from certain destruction. The Millionaires’ Express will be released in its UK debut as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray (3000 copies only) as part of the Eureka Classics range from 26 July 2021. The Definitive Limited 2-Disc Collector’s Edition will feature 4 versions of the film (all as brand new 2K restorations), O-Card Slipcase, Reversible Poster and Collectors Booklet.

Chow Yun-fat gives a career best performance in Wild Search, his third collaboration with director Ringo Lam (City On Fire, Full Contact). A loose reimagining of Peter Weir’s 1985 film WitnessWild Search showcases Ringo Lam’s often underrated versatility as a director. With beautiful cinematography by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and a dreamy score by Lowell Lo, Eureka Classics is proud to present Wild Search in its UK debut on Blu-ray.  Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK featuring a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase & Collector’s Booklet (First Print Run of 2000 copies only). Available as a part of the Eureka Classics range from 19 July 2021.

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 further films from that era; Our Hospitality, Go West and CollegeBuster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 3) will be re-issued on Blu-ray from 19 July 2021.

Bursting with startling imagery and stunning practical effects courtesy of directors Konstantin Yershov, Georgi Kropachyov, and perhaps most notably, artistic director Aleksandr Ptushko (the legendary special effects artist whose spectacular stop-motion effects and innovative colour cinematography has seen him referred to as the Soviet equivalent of Willis O’Brien, Ray Harryhausen, and even Mario Bava), Viy has influenced generations of directors for more than half a century.  The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present Viy on Blu-ray from a HD restoration of the original film elements. Viy will be re-issued on Blu-ray as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 24 May 2021.

In addition to confirming its home video slate, Eureka! also confirmed that I Never Cry, the second feature from one of the most awarded young Polish directors, Piotr Domalewski (Silent Night) will be released in Cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 23 July 2021.  The film explores the cruelly ubiquitous loss of a parent through the eyes of a young woman, and prompts the viewer to reconsider their role in the lives of others.  Inspired by films such as Manchester By The Sea and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and set-in modern-day Poland and IrelandI Never Cry is 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 feature on home video as part of the Montage Pictures range later in the year.

 

Eureka! has announced its June 2021 line-up today which will feature Robert Wiene’s mesmerising expressionist thriller starring Conrad Veidt; an immersive crime thriller from Johnnie To; and a ground-breaking action-horror comedy from legendary director Sammo Hung.

Reuniting the star and director of Das Cabinet Des Dr. CaligariThe Hands Of Orlac [Orlac’s Hände] is a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism. Based on a novel by medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Hands Of Orlac for the first time on home video in the UK in a special Blu-ray edition. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase, and will be released on 14 June 2021.

Gripping and unpredictable, PTU is a masterpiece of stylized cool and explosive action, from acclaimed director Johnnie To. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present PTU in its UK debut on Blu-ray. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase, and will be released on 21 June 2021.

A defining film in Hong Kong genre cinema, Encounter Of The Spooky Kind blended kung fu, special effects, and Chinese folklore to invent a whole new sub-genre of Asian cinema, the Jiangshi film, which only a few years later would spawn the iconic and hugely successful MR. VAMPIRE. Not content with delivering a bucket load of supernatural chills and thrills, Sammo Hung also delivers some of the finest action choreography of his career. Eureka Classics is proud to present Encounter Of The Spooky Kind on 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, Collector’s Booklet and Reversible Poster, and will be released on 21 June 2021.

 

Eureka! has announced its May 2021 line-up today which will feature an ice-cold, calculating espionage thriller starring Richard Burton; Jimmy Wang Yu’s spectacular, action-packed grindhouse flick; and an exhilarating opera of Hong Kong action cinema.

The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book. Richard Burton is superb as Alec Leamas, whose relationship with the beautiful librarian Nan, played by Claire Bloom, puts his assignment in jeopardy. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.  Available from 17 May 2021, the first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.


 

Featuring a multitude of unique and inventive fight scenes against opponents from around the world including Japanese and Okinawan karate experts, Tibetan monks, Thai kick-boxers, and Indian Yoga experts, One Armed Boxer is one of the most influential and exciting martial arts films of the 70s. Eureka Classics is proud to present the worldwide debut of a brand-new restoration from the original film elements on Blu-ray. Available from 24 May 2021, the first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase, Collector’s Booklet and Reversible Poster.

A noir infused Hong Kong action thriller from Tsui Hark (Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain; Once Upon a Time in China) starring Nicholas Tse and Wu Bai (who would later appear together in New Police Story), Time and Tide is notable for its spectacular stunts and elaborate shoot-outs among double-crossing crooks. The film was nominated for six Hong Kong film awards and remains one of Hark’s most acclaimed features. Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as a part of the Eureka Classics range on 24 May 2021, the first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet.