Eureka verkündet das Film Line-Up von Masters of Cinema im November und Dezember 2016: «Kes» und «The Man from Laramie».
Robert Aldrich’s gripping tale of courage and suspense starring James Stewart and Richard Attenborough, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX will be released on Blu-ray on 12 September 2016. Special Features have now been confirmed.
One of Hollywood’s toughest and most idiosyncratic filmmakers, Robert Aldrich (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen) had one of his greatest and most cherished popular successes with the thrilling adventure classic THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, headlined by an all-star cast including James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine and Hardy Krüger.
A cargo plane carrying an assortment of oilmen and military personnel crashes in the Sahara Desert during a sandstorm. Realising they’re too far off course to be found and rescued before food and water runs out, their only hope is to attempt to rebuild the aircraft amidst the unforgiving environment.
An engrossing mix of intensely physical filmmaking and marvellous character turns across the board, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX is a vivid chronicle of men under pressure, with unsettling questions about the nature of leadership. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new Blu-ray special edition of the film.
The Special Features have been confirmed as follows:
New high-definition 1080p presentation
Uncompressed mono soundtrack
Isolated music & effects track
New video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
Original theatrical trailer
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard, and archival imagery
Anthony Manns psychological revenge saga of Shakespearean proportions starring James Stewart
Held by many to be the pinnacle of the five Westerns they were teamed on, The Man from Laramie marked the final collaboration between director Anthony Mann and star James Stewart.
Stewart stars as a resolute vigilante, obsessed with finding the man responsible for his brothers death. Among the suspects are an arrogant cattle baron (Donald Crisp), his sadistic son (Alex Nicol) and his ranch foreman (Arthur Kennedy).
A psychological revenge saga of Shakespearean proportions, and masterfully filmed in Cinemascope and Technicolor, The Man from Laramie is one of the most powerful dramas of the 1950s. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present it in a new 4K restoration in a Dual-Format edition for the first time in the UK.
SPECIAL FEATURES including:
· New restored 4K film transfer, presented on both Blu-ray and DVD
· Restored 2.0 and 5.1 soundtracks, presented in uncompressed PCM and DTS-HD MA respectively on the Blu-ray
· English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
· New audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin
· New video interview with critic and novelist Kim Newman
· Original theatrical trailer
· PLUS: a new booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, an interview with Anthony Mann, and rare archival imagery