New Acquisitions including a couple of 4K restorations from the Cohen Film Collection, a selection of world cinema titles set to to debut at festivals in the UK and Ireland over the coming months, and Eureka’s November line-up have all been revealed today via our social media channels.
Set to join The Masters of Cinema Series in 2018 are a couple of 4K restorations from the Cohen Film Collection, The Old Dark House and King of Hearts.
From the director of Frankenstein, The Old Dark House is a well-performed, atmospheric thriller featuring the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler. Based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J. B. Priestley.
Since its debut, King of Hearts has become a worldwide cult favourite and stands out as one of director de Broca’s most memorable films. Fifty years after its original release, this satirical look at the absurdities of war is presented in a gorgeous new 4K restoration for modern audiences to discover.
Numerous titles recently acquired by Eureka Entertainment, including the previously announced Strangled and Rescue Under Fire will be making their debut at festivals in the UK and Ireland over the coming months ahead of a home video release in 2018 as part of the new Montage Pictures sub-label.
Based on real-life events, Strangled is a social, political and psychological thriller set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfű. Winner of NINE Hungarian Film Awards in 2017, this dark and gritty thriller directed by Árpád Sopsits, grapples with an incredible anomaly of crime and punishment as it examines and expands the extraordinary story of the infamously malicious Martfű Murderer. Watch the trailer here
Rescue Under Fire is the a directorial debut from director Adolfo Martínez Pérez based on events that happened in 2012 in the north of Bala Murghab in Afghanistan. The film follows the crew of a medical helicopter that suffer an accident when helping a joint force of USA and United Nations troops under Spanish command.
Romantic horror The Housemaid is director Derek Nguyen’s first feature and is inspired by the stories of Vietnam told to him by his grandmother. Also starring New World stars Choi Min-Sik (Oldboy), Lee Jung-Jae (The Thieves) and Hwang Jung-Min (The Unjust) in Park Hoon-Jung’s (I Saw the Devil) Korean gangster thriller.
Last but not least amongst the new acquisitions, Re:Born, marks the comeback of Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Alive, Shinobi:Heart Under Blade) – he’s often called one of the most under-rated actors in the action movie scene, and this film highlights him at his very best. Directed byYuji Shinomura (Flash Point, Warriors Way, Gantz:Perfect Wars), Re:Borntells the story of a legendary soldier with a mysterious past who decides to unleash his inner beast to stand up for what he cares about. Re:Bornis set to have its UK premiere on 16 September 2017 as part of The Fighting Spirit Festival which celebrates, inspires and promotes Martial Arts Culture.
And if wasn’t enough, Eureka! Have announced their November line up, which will feature Manina, The Lighthouse-Keeper’s Daughter, presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray, the film is notable for being one of Bardot’s first on-screen performances, five years before her appearance in And God Created Woman launched her to super-stardom and finally Sion Sono’s Tag, Japanese auteur Sion Sono follows up the deliriously entertaining Tokyo Tribe, with a surreal horror that combines his arthouse aesthetics with equal doses of pro-feminist action fantasy, and the kind of ultra-gory exploitation filmmaking that would make Takashi Miike and Yoshihiro Nishimura proud.