The Masters of Cinema Series welcomes more work from Elia Kazan, Hal Ashby and Robert Altman in Eureka’s July 2019 line up


Eureka’s July 2019 release schedule has been confirmed and is set to feature a true story of one of the most daring raids in British military history; Elia Kazan’s heartfelt and sentimental first feature; Hal Ashby’s compelling and emotional tale of love and loss starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight & Bruce Dern; and a Robert Altman comedy starring Sandy Dennis, Cher and Karen Black.

Director Elia Kazan‘s first film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn shows that the filmmaker’s great empathy for his characters was already quite evident at this early juncture, and this endures as one of the most moving Hollywood dramas of the 1940s. Based on Betty Smith‘s novel – a bestseller in the U.S. but also one of the most popular books among American soldiers overseas in WWII – Kazan’s debut is a sensitive, masterful adaptation.Winning Academy Awards for actors James Dunn (as Johnny) and Peggy Ann Garner (as Francie), and featuring splendid work by Dorothy McGuire and Joan BlondellA Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a heartfelt testament to the strength of family, and offers an early indication of Kazan’s unrivalled proficiency with actors, and will be released on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration on 22 July 2019.

The Cockleshell Heroes is the true WWII story of one of the most daring raids in British military history. A team of Royal Marines are sent on a perilous mission to infiltrate and destroy an impregnable harbour in German-occupied France.  Starring José Ferrer, Trevor Howard and Christopher Lee, Eureka Classic’s is proud to present The Cockleshell Heroes in its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, available from 15 July 2019.

Perhaps the most compelling picture ever made about the shattering aftermath of the Vietnam War. Coming Home earned eight Academy Award nominations and won three for Best Actress (Jane Fonda), Actor (Jon Voight), and Original Screenplay. Coming Home is an uncompromising, extraordinarily moving film directed by the great Hal Ashby (Harold & Maude) and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present it for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, from 15 July 2019.

After directing a celebrated New York stage production of Ed Graczyk’s Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, legendary filmmaker Robert Altman (Nashville, That Cold Day in the Park) gave the play the full cinematic treatment. Actresses Sandy DennisCher, Karen Black, and Kathy Bates all reprised their stage roles, and the results are a magical convergence of theatre and film.  The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Robert Altman’s Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Deanfor the first time ever in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition, available from 22 July 2019.

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