Something Old, Something New & Something Blu, as Eureka announce their May 2019 line up
Eureka’s May 2019 release schedule has been confirmed today, and is set to feature a Fritz Lang masterpiece, considered one of the greatest film-noirs ever made; a suspenseful and intriguing WWII thriller featuring Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, and an all-star cast; and a hauntingly beautiful and twisted Estonian fairy tale about unrequited love.
One of legendary director Fritz Lang’s first noir films, The Woman in the Window is also rightfully considered one of the most important examples of the genre, a landmark movie that became one of the initial representations of noir first singled out by French critics after WWII. A triumph for Lang, legendary writer/producer Nunnally Johnson (The Grapes of Wrath), and leading man Edward G. Robinson (shedding his earlier gangster roles to portray a love-struck obsessive), the film remains a classic American nail-biter.With a surprising climax years ahead of its time, The Woman in the Window is suspenseful film noir at its most seductive, while also serving as an excellent companion piece to the following year’s Scarlet Street, which reunited Lang with Robinson, Bennett, and Duryea in strikingly similar roles. For anyone even remotely interested in film noir, The Woman in the Window is mandatory viewing, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present it in its UK debut on Blu-ray, released on 20 May 2019.
Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif star in The Night of the Generals, the powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit; Sorry, Wrong Number) about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer.Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer, and with a score by Maurice Jarre, The Night of the Generals is an all-star thriller from a master of the form, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray, released on 13 May 2019.
Last but not least, one of the most inventive, magical, and also exceedingly funny films of recent international cinema, November evokes influences as varied as Guy Maddin and The Brothers Grimm, Bela Tarr and Jan Švankmajer, while also remaining wholly and deliriously original. It’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen – and that’s even if you’ve seen a bunch of black-and-white Estonian fairy tale films. Director Rainer Sarnet’s unique, hypnotic, and whimsical film has been a smash at film festivals, and once you fall under its spell, you’ll see why. A contemporary film already destined for multiple viewings and passionate cults, November will be haunting your dreams and tickling your funny bone for years to come.