Horror dominates, but there is also a very welcome martial arts collection, as Eureka announce their February and March 2021 line-ups
Eureka have announced its February and March 2021 line-up today which will feature a sinister bio-hacking thriller; the final film from one of German cinema’s great filmmakers; a slick, suspenseful techno-horror, and VHS favourite; a post-apocalyptic gore-filled sci-fi horror classic of the early 90s; a 1970s killer creature double feature; a ground-breaking gothic folktale; and three action comedy classics from Hong Kong’s brightest stars.
Drawing comparisons to the New French Extreme films of the early 2000s, Breeder is a brutal modernist survival horror directed by Pusher screenwriter Jens Dahl. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase, and will be released on the 15 February 2021. The film will also be available digitally.
Adapted from Thomas F. Fallon’s 1922 Broadway play of the same name, The Last Warning is based on the story The House of Fear by Wadsworth Camp and centres on an unsolved murder that occurs during a live Broadway performance. When the victim’s body goes missing, the death remains unsolved and the theatre is condemned. That is, until years later when a suspicious new “producer” arrives to restage the play with the original cast and crew. Part of Universal’s ongoing silent restoration initiative, The Last Warning honours the studio’s rich film history that has spanned more than a century. Universal’s team of restoration experts conducted a worldwide search for The Last Warning’s available elements, ultimately working with materials from the Cinémathèque française and the Packard Humanities Institute Collection in the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present the completed 4K restoration on Blu-ray, the first time the film has ever been available on home video in the UK. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase, and will be released on 15 February 2021.
In every second of every day, it improves our lives. And in a flash, it can end them. In today’s world of modern conveniences, everything we rely on is run by electricity. But what happens if the power we take for granted turns against us? Starring Cliff De Young (Shock Treatment, Flight of the Navigator), Joey Lawrence and Roxanne Hart, Pulse was a VHS favourite, and returns to home video on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet, and will be released on 22 February 2021.
In the future, life will be a dream. And reality a nightmare. The first film produced as part of the Fangoria Films label, Mindwarp is a gore-filled sci-fi horror classic of the early ‘90s, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet, and will be released on 22 February 2021.
Up next, a 1970s Killer Creature Double Feature: Is a wave of mysterious deaths on a Native American reservation being caused by killer vampire bats, or a curse from beyond the grave? Featuring special effects work by Carlo Rambaldi (Alien, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial), Nightwing was one of many creature features produced to cash in on the success of Jaws, but director Arthur Hiller (Love Story) also imbues the film with a humanitarian edge.
An ageing medicine man recruits his sceptical grandson to aid him in a spiritual battle against evil spirits and black magic. Filmed in the forests of British Columbia to stunning effect, Shadow of the Hawk features a number of eerie and effective sequences of supernatural terror. Both films will be released together as a ‘1970s Killer creature double feature’ as part of the Eureka Classics range. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition Collector’s Booklet, and will be released on 15 March 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 in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a HD restoration of the original film elements. The Limited-Edition release (3000 copies only) will feature a Bonus Disc containing A Holy Place (1990, dir. Djordje Kadijevic) and an exclusive O-Card Slipcase, and will be available from 22 March 2021.
Three action packed comedy classics: The Lucky Stars 3-Film Collection: Winners and Sinners; My Lucky Stars; and Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars; come to Blu-ray for the first in the UK from brand new restorations! The original trilogy of Lucky Stars films were massively successful both in Hong Kong and internationally. Featuring star-studded ensemble casts including Sammo Hung (also directing), Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and appearances from Richard Ng, Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan, Moon Lee, Dick Wei, James Tien and many more! The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet, and will be release as part of the Eureka Classics range from 22 March 2021.