Lang, Leone, Corbucci and To, feature among Eureka’s May 2020 line up
Eureka have announced their May 2020 line up today which will feature the final instalment in Fritz Lang’s ‘Dr. Mabuse’ trilogy; Johnny To’s ultra-stylish homage to the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa; Sergio Corbucci’s thrilling spaghetti western, starring Johnny Hallyday; plus a re-issue of A Fistful of Dynamite.
After enjoying fantastic success with Fritz Lang’s two-part “Indian Epic” in 1959, German producer Artur Brauner signed the great director to direct one more film, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse [Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse]. The result would be the picture that, in closing the saga he began nearly forty years earlier, brought Lang’s career full-circle, and would come to represent his final celluloid testament—by extension: his final film masterpiece. One of the great and cherished “last films” in the history of cinema, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse provides a stylistic glimpse into the 1960s works on such subjects as sex-crime, youth-culture, and LSD that Lang would unfortunately never come to realise. Nonetheless, Lang’s final film remains an explosive, and definitive, closing statement. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang’s final film on Blu-ray, for the first time in the UK, from 11 May 2020. The first print run of 2000 copies will be presented with a Limited-Edition O-Card Slipcase.
Filled with brutal, no-holds-barred Judo fight scenes, Throw Down is director Johnnie To’s ultra-stylish homage to the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and is an emotional tale of one man’s determination to rediscover himself and win at all costs. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Throw Down in its UK debut from a 4K restoration. Available from 18 May 2020, the initial print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.
From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti, aka Drop Them or I’ll Shoot), a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance). Also starring Gastone Moschin (The Conformist, Caliber 9), Françoise Fabian (Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud’s), and gorgeously filmed by Dario Di Palma (The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession), Eureka Classics is proud to present The Specialists on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration. Available for the first time on home video in the UK on 18 May 2020, featuring a Limited-Edition O-Card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet in the initial print run of 2000 units.
From Sergio Leone, the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final Western, A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker!). Featuring a haunting and rousing score by iconic composer Ennio Morricone, A Fistful of Dynamite has risen in stature over the years and is now recognised alongside The Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon A Time in the West as a true masterpiece. Starring Rod Steiger and James Coburn, A Fistful of Dynamite will be re-released, on Blu-ray in a 2-disc set as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 11 May 2020.