Classic comedy, martial arts action, and a thrilling yakuza drama make up Eureka’s August 2024 line-up

Eureka! has announced its August 2024 line-up for the UK and North America. Featured amongst this line-up are a selection of shorts from most influential and celebrated comedy duo of all time, a martial arts extravaganza, and dynamic yakuza thriller from Kinji Fukasaku.

Standing tall alongside Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin as pioneers of cinematic comedy, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are two of the most beloved comedians in the history of moving pictures. Having acted alongside each other for the first time in 1921, they officially teamed up later in the decade in a series of shorts made for producer Hal Roach – launching a wildly successful partnership that would survive into the sound era and last for another quarter of a century. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the early works of Laurel & Hardy – painstakingly restored from the best available materials held by collectors and archives around the globe – in a special two-disc Blu-ray edition for the first time in the UK. Released on 19 August 2024 , the first print run of 2000 copies only will exclusively feature an O-card slipcase.

Starring Jimmy Wang Yu (The One-Armed Swordsman) and directed by Lo Wei, the man behind the smash-hit Bruce Lee vehicles The Big Boss and Fist of FuryA Man Called Tiger is a martial arts extravaganza released at the height of an international kung fu craze. Long rumoured to have been planned as the third collaboration between Lo Wei and Bruce Lee before Lee made his directorial debut with The Way of the DragonA Man Called Tiger instead became a vehicle for another martial arts superstar in Jimmy Wang Yu. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first ever on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration. Available from 26 August 2024 for the first time ever in the UK, and from 27 August 2024 in North America (Blu-ray debut). The first print run of 2000 copies only (in each territory) will exclusively feature a limited edition O-card slipcase, reversible poster, and a collector’s booklet.

A standout yakuza film directed by a master of the genre in Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honour and Humanity), Wolves, Pigs and Men is an uncompromising treatise on brutality and brotherhood starring Rentarô Mikuni (Harakiri), Kin’ya Kitaôji (Battles Without Honour and Humanity: Final Episode) and the inimitable Ken Takakura (Abashiri Prison). Blending the staple themes of the Japanese gangster film with narrative and aesthetic qualities borrowed from the French New Wave and American film noir, Wolves, Pigs and Men stands as one of the finest yakuza movies of the 1960s. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a new restoration of the original film elements by Toei. Available from 19 August 2024 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, the first print run of 2000 copies only will exclusively feature a limited edition O-card slipcase.

For a limited period, buy all three titles and get 10% off from the Eureka UK Store. Click HERE. Offer closes 12pm (BST) Friday 31st May.

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