Watch A Clip From Masters of Cinema's THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

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Watch A Clip From Masters of Cinema's THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

Recently voted one of the Top 10 Greatest Films of All-Time by Sight & Sound magazine, Carl Theodor Dreyer's mesmeric film, The Passion of Joan Of Arc comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD on 19 November, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment's Masters of Cinema series. Maria Falconetti's stunning performance as the doomed young Christian rebel, is often hailed as one of the greatest displays of screen acting ever committed to film, and Dreyer's haunting, powerful and tragic silent classic has never looked better than in this stunning new restoration. 

The release includes a piano score performed by silent film composer Mie Yanashita for the 20 frames-per-second version, and a radical accompaniment by esteemed American avant-garde musician Loren Connors for the 24 fps presentation, as well as both Dreyer's Director's Cut and the Lo Duca version that circulated in Europe for decades. The release will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and as a Limited Edition Steelbook Dual Format edition. 

Check out an exclusive clip below of this essential release.

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mightyjoeyoungSeptember 22, 2012 7:18 PM

"comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD on 19 November, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment's Masters of Cinema series."
I haven´t seen this film yet....but Mr Marsh, what´s the difference between the master of cinema version and Criterions...?
Is there a difference?

Ard VijnSeptember 22, 2012 8:27 PM

Time will tell once The Eureka MoC version is actually released. There are often subtle differences between Criterion and the MoC releases, and whichever of the two is the latest often has the marginal upper hand by including one or two extras more. In the meantime keep your eye on as they are often the first to review a disc, and often do straight comparisons between Criterion and MoC releases.

In this case, the Criterion DVD is from 1999 so I expect this transfer to be far, far superior even without the difference between BluRay and DVD. And by the looks of it the MoC edition has more different cuts, more soundtracks and is cheaper than the Criterion DVD. Most likely it will also be coded region-B-only though...

mightyjoeyoungSeptember 23, 2012 6:30 PM

Thanks for your answer Mr Vijn....I´ll definitely look at that link before I buy any of the versions of this film.

Jeremy PinkhamMay 1, 2016 8:59 AM

Thank god you removed the fringe on the right side of the screen present in the Criterion edition. This distraction ruined the immersion in Dreyer's immaculately composed images I felt in the low-quality VHS copy I previously owned, as the VHS at least didn't have that big line on the screen the whole time. I understood their desire to include slightly more image than had been previously available, but it should have been an option rather than the only way to watch.