A Love Letter to Ethiopia, a Story of Unrelenting Terror, and Three Early Silent Features complete Eureka’s August 2021 line-up


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].

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