Earlier today Eureka Video and their Masters Of Cinema imprint revealed their plans for the first couple of months of 2015.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film, at once both a celebration and critique of everything from the contemporary superhero movie and the ego of actors plays like Alex Ross does Screwball comedy. Read more
Spione fell towards the end of a body of work that has few equals in the early cinema. Sure, Murnau is a contender, and no one would argue that the works of Jean Epstein, Louis Feuillade and Abel Gance weren’t medium shaping accomplishments, but pop culture has it that Fritz Lang’s run during the Wiemar era stands as one of the greats. Working alongside his wife Thea von Harbou, Lang crafted some of the most fondly remembered films of the period, from Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler to M, via Metropolis, perhaps the grandest of them all. Read more
I checked out the new US Snowpiercer Blu-ray over the weekend. It’s the definitive home video release of a film plagued by distribution problems in the West, thanks to the overzealousness of Harvey Weinstein who has the distribution rights to the film in the US and the UK. Read more