Masters of Cinema Releases im Januar 2017

Eureka verkündet  das Masters of Cinema Filme-Line Up für Januar 2017: «Creepy», «Metropolis», «Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari» und «Varieté».

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Creepy

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Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa first came to prominence in the West with his J-Horror masterpieces Cure and Pulse [Kairo]. Now he makes a triumphant return to the horror genre with Creepy, a macabre and deeply unsettling thriller that has left audiences around the world shivering in fear.

Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura (Hidetoshi Nishijima, Dolls), who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet. When a former colleague asks for his assistance on a case involving a disappearing family his investigation leads him to suspect that his neighbour is a psychopath who comes into peoples households and takes over their lives.

With a stunning cast made up of many of Japans leading actors including Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi (Ring) and Teruyuki Kagawa (Tokyo Sonata, Rurouni Kenshin), Creepy expertly mixes the genre conventions of the American thriller and Japanese horror to create this breath taking thriller. The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present the films UK home video debut in a dual-format edition.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:

High-definition presentation
Optional English subtitles
A new interview with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
PLUS: A BOOKLET featuring new writing on the film.Eureka

Metropolis (2001) – Steelbook Edition

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Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.

In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Reds violent son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Timas life and the fate of the universe is dangerously at stake.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:

High-definition presentation
Japanese and English DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray
Optional English Subtitles | The Making of Osamu Tezuka Metropolis a documentary on the film production
Interviews with the films creators
Multi-angle animation comparisons
Original Trailer
Standard Dual Format edition to feature reversible sleeveEureka

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari – Steelbook Edition

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One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.

At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

Incalculably influential, the film’s nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone – now more mesmerising than ever in this Blu-ray SteelBook edition, along with a bonus Blu-ray disc containing the 2014 documentary From Caligari to Hitler, exploring the social and cultural impact of German Cinema during the Weimar Republic.

STEELBOOK SPECIAL FEATURES:

New high-definition presentation, from the extensive FWMS restoration
Option of Stereo and 5.1 surround scores
Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses (STEELBOOK EXCLUSIVE) – A 2-hour documentary on German Cinema during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) | New and exclusive audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
You Must Become Caligari – New video essay by film critic David Cairns
Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War – 52 minute documentary on the cultural and historical impact of the film
On The Restoration – three short video pieces on the films restoration
Trailer for the release of the new restoration on the film
44-PAGE BOOKLET featuring vintage writing on the film by Lotte H. Eisner; an original Variety review of the film; and rare archival imageryEureka

Varieté

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A key work of German silent cinema and an international smash on its release, E. A. Duponts Variete (Variety)is an audacious revenge melodrama set under the canvas of the big top.

When Boss Huller (the iconic Emil Jannings) meets the young emigre Berta-Marie (Lya De Putti), it kindles his desire to relaunch his career as a trapeze artist, stalled due to an injury and the pressures of domestic life. But with passion comes obsession, and with the involvement of the famed Artinelli into their act, tensions rise to a fever pitch.

Visually astonishing, with some of the most inventive camerawork of the 1920s, and a typically intense and vivid central performance from Jannings, Variete is presented here in an all-new restoration of the original German version. Featuring two scores: one by Stephen Horne (as performed at the London Film Festival 2015, and one by the Tiger Lilies (as performed at Berlinale 2015)

SPECIAL FEATURES:

New 2015 high-definition digital restoration by the FWMS
Two scores: one by Stephen Horne, one by the Tiger Lilies
PCM audio on the Blu-ray
Optional English subtitles for the German intertitles
The complete American version of the film
PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing on the film and archival imagesEureka

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