One of our favourite distributors, Eureka! Entertainment, has announced its January slate of home releases, and as usual it boasts an eclectic and enticing range of diverse titles from around the world. Five new titles were announced, three of which will be part of their prestigious Masters of Cinema series.
On 16 January, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (spine no.92) will be re-issued in a limited edition 2-disc steelbook edition, now including Rüdiger Suchsland’s excellent 2014 documentary, From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses - well worth a double dip for those who already have the regular release.
23 January sees Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s fantastically unsettling Creepy arrive on dual-format Blu-ray and DVD. The director of Cure and Pulse returns to the horror genre in fine style with this troubling tale of distrust among neighbours. On the same day, silent film legend Emil Jennings returns to the collection in Varieté, Ewald André Dupont’s 1925 “audacious revenge melodrama set under the canvas of the big top”.
Also on 9 January, Eureka releases Luis Valdez’s La Bamba, the 1987 biopic of rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), who died tragically in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, aged just 17. Then on 16 January, anime classic Metropolis, directed by Rentaro and based on the beloved manga from Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka, arrives in a limited edition dual-format steelbook. A regular dual-format edition will follow on 13 March.
Check out the gallery below for full details of special features on each release.
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