An historic war tale, a prostitute & a fast food business are the subject matters covered in Eureka’s March 2019 line up!
Eureka’s March 2019 release schedule has been confirmed today, and is set to feature Billy Wilder’s crowd-pleasing romantic comedy Irma La Douce, authentic WWII action thriller Sink the Bismarck! and action-comedy tour de force, Wheels on Meals featuring Jackie Chan.
One of director Billy Wilder’s biggest box office hits following his landmark comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, the spectacular Irma La Douce — adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre — reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered (and Oscar-nominated) early roles. Irma La Douce offers many of the same sardonic observations on human nature as Wilder’s earlier comedies — in addition to the same riotous humour and touching romance — but on an even broader, more colourful canvas. Collaborating again with his regular screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, Wilder delivers one of his most purely entertaining crowd-pleasers of the 1960s. Irma La Douce will be released on Blu-ray as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 18 March 2019. Full details here
One of the finest British war films ever made, Sink the Bismarck! tells the true story of one of World War II’s most notorious sea battles. Directed by the late Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, The Spy Who Loved Me), Sink the Bismarck! received acclaim for its authenticity and nail-biting combat sequences. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray, available from 11 March 2019. Full details here
From a brand new 2K restoration comes perhaps the greatest martial-arts comedy of all time, Sammo Hung’s Wheels on Meals, starring Hung, Jackie Chan, and Yuen Biao as the most exciting triple act in action movie history! Also starring Lola Forner (Armour of God) and Benny “The Jet” Urquidez (Dragons Forever), who faces off against Chan in an incredible fight sequence that is legendary amongst martial-arts film fans, Wheels on Meals has to be seen to be believed. Eureka Classics is extremely proud to present this iconic piece of action cinema on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK from 18 March 2018, presented with a Limited-Edition slipcase and booklet [4000 copies ONLY]. Full details here