The home video release of WE THE ANIMALS is announced, completing Eureka’s September 2019 line up
Eureka’s September 2019 line up has now been fully confirmed and is set to include a 4K restoration of one of the most influential and iconic westerns ever made, featuring an Oscar winning performance from Gary Cooper; a trio of spectacular martial-arts films from one of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic figures; a timeless and stirring portrait of youth and self-discovery; plus, a standard re-issue of Jackie Chan’s Police Story & Police Story 2.
One of the most treasured Hollywood classics, High Noon remains a powerful study of heroism, and the tension between the individual and the society around him. One of the best films by director Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity) — and produced by Stanley Kramer — High Noon is riveting entertainment and an acknowledged American masterpiece, yet one with surprisingly tumultuous roots. While the film has become a favourite of U.S. presidents from Eisenhower and Reagan to Clinton, its release was controversial: John Wayne (who had turned down the role) and Howard Hawks hated it, precisely because it was viewed as a thinly veiled allegory for the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings investigating communism at the time. Its politics make it even more intriguing now, but regardless, High Noon is one of the most important — and gripping films — of the 1950s. High Noon will be available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK from a 4K restoration, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 16 September 2019. Presented with a Limited Edition 100-page Collector’s Book and Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies ONLY].
One of the most prolific figures in the history of Hong Kong action cinema, Sammo Hung has worked as a stuntman, actor, choreographer, producer and director in a career spanning almost 60 years (his first film appearance was in 1961). The Iron-Fisted Monk, The Magnificent Butcher, and Eastern Condors; three highlights from his incredible career, showcasing his incredible skill and artistry both in front of, and behind the camera, are to be presented fully uncut (for the first time ever in the UK) from brand new 2K restorations (worldwide debut) in a 3-Disc Blu-ray edition as part of the Eureka Classics range on 23 September 2019. Available with a Limited Edition booklet [2000 copies only].
Based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, and winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Innovator Award, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working-class family life and brotherhood. Framed with a unique visual style, We The Animals taps into a childlike nostalgia whilst seamlessly integrating a range of complex issues such as sexuality, social class division, broken families and racial inequality through a mesmerising and dream-like narrative. We the Animals is set to be released as part of the Montage Pictures range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 16 September 2019.
And finally, two of Jackie Chan’s most iconic films are to be re-issued in a 2-disc Blu-ray set on 16 September 2019! Featuring some of the most dangerous stunts ever performed on camera, Police Story and Police Story 2 are a dazzling blend of gritty action cop drama and impeccably choreographed martial-arts sequences that revitalized the Hong Kong action genre and established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar.