Masters of Cinema im Juli 2016

Eureka verkündet das Film Line-Up von Masters of Cinema im Juli2016: «The Complete Buster Keaton Short Films», «Queen of Earth».

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BUSTER KEATON – The Complete Short Films 1917-1923 ***SPECIAL FEATURES CONFIRMED***

Containing thirty-two films – with a running time of over 740 minutes – this collection documents Buster Keaton’s short films between 1917-1923.

Capturing Keaton’s first steps in front of a camera this box set charts his early association with ex-Keystone Kop Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle through to starring in, headlining, and directing his own box office smash hits. Using Chaplin’s old Hollywood studios in 1920, Keaton’s sophisticated technical inventiveness coupled with his haunted-yet-handsome ‘Stone Face’ persona, created a succession of the most timeless, classic comedy shorts ever realised. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the following films in a luxurious four-disc box set, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from 18 July 2016.

The thirty-two films featured are:
THE BUTCHER BOY (1917) | THE ROUGH HOUSE (1917) | HIS WEDDING NIGHT (1917) | OH, DOCTOR! (1917) | CONEY ISLAND (1917) | OUT WEST (1918) | THE BELL BOY (1918) | MOONSHINE (1918) | GOOD NIGHT NURSE (1918) | THE COOK (1918) | BACKSTAGE (1919) | THE HAYSEED (1919) | THE GARAGE (1919) | THE “HIGH SIGN” (1920/21) | ONE WEEK (1920) | CONVICT 13 (1920) | THE SCARECROW (1920) | NEIGHBORS (1920) | THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921) | HARD LUCK (1921) | THE GOAT (1921) | THE PLAYHOUSE (1921) | THE BOAT (1921) | THE PALEFACE (1922) | COPS (1922) | MY WIFE’S RELATIONS (1922) | THE BLACKSMITH (1922) | THE FROZEN NORTH (1922) | DAYDREAMS (1922) | THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922) | THE BALLOONATIC (1923) |

and finally revealed for the first time, here are the CONFIRMED SPECIAL FEATURES:

1080p presentations from new restorations | Multiple scores on selected shorts | Audio commentaries by Joseph McBride on The ‘High Sign’, One Week, Convict 13, The Playhouse, The Boat, and Cops | Newly discovered version of The Blacksmith containing four minutes of previously unseen footage | Alternate ending for Coney Island | Alternate ending for My Wife’s Relations | That’s Some Buster, a new exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns | An introduction by preservationist Serge Bromberg | The Art of Buster Keaton, actor Pierre Étaix discusses Keaton’s style | Audio recording of Keaton at a party in 1962 | Life with Buster Keaton (1951, excerpt) – Keaton reenacts Roscoe Arbuckle’s „Salomé dance“, first performed in The Cook | PLUS: A 184-PAGE BOOK containing a roundtable discussion on Keaton by critics Brad Stevens, Jean-Pierre Coursodon, Dan Sallitt; a new essay and detailed notes on each film by Jeffrey Vance, author of Buster Keaton Remembered; a new essay by Serge Bromberg on the two versions of The Blacksmith and other discoveries; the words of Keaton; and archival imagery.

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Eureka Entertainment will release QUEEN OF EARTH, Alex Ross Perry’s exploration of broken women starring Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston and Patrick Fugit, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 11 July 2016.

Following on from his indie smash, Listen Up Philip, Alex Ross Perry returns with a much darker thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two women at the extremities of misery.

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark phase in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). With relaxation and the idea of gathering her thoughts, Catherine heads to her friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed rest. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As cracks in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, Catherine soon starts descending into a downward spiral of delusion and madness.

A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is an extremely dark study of the effects that the two women’s misery has upon their own relationship. Masters of Cinema are proud to present Alex Ross Perry’s latest feature in a special edition Dual Format.

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