Great news for fans of classic Hollywood as British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced a bevvy of new titles joining their Masters of Cinema series and Eureka Classics label.
A trio of classic feature films from silent cinema legend Buster Keaton will be released as part of the Masters of Cinema on 16 October, in a limited edition 3-disc hardbound boxset. Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) will arrive in new 4K restorations available on Bluray for the very first time. As well as a bounty of supplemental material, the boxset also comes with a 60-page book featuring new and archival writing about Keaton's work, together with rarely seen photographs and lots more. Buster Keaton: 3 Films is limited to 3,000 copies, so be sure to get your pre-orders in early.
Also arriving on 16 October are Blake Edwards' comedy classic The Party starring Peter Sellers on top improvatioal form as struggling actor Hrundi V. Bakshi, accidentally invited to a Hollywood big shot's house party, where he proceeds to get drunk and wreck the place.
Gorgeous 1080p presentation | Original stereo PCM soundtrack | The Party Revolution (16 mins) – a featurette on the groundbreaking filming methods utilised in the films production | Inside The Party (24 mins) – A behind the scenes featurette on the making of the film | Blake Edwards Profile | Walter Mirisch Profile | Ken Wales Profile | Original theatrical trailer
Also released is Richard Fleischer's swashbuckling epic The Vikings starring Kurt Douglas and Tony Curtis in an action-packed adventure from Hollywood's Golden Era. The cast includes Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, narration by Orson Welles and sumptuous Technicolor cinematography from the incomparable Jack Cardiff.
Reversible Sleeve | Gorgeous 1080p presentation | Original stereo PCM soundtrack | Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing | Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall | A Tale of Norway (28 mins) – A featurette about the making of the film, presented by director Richard Fleischer | Original theatrical trailer | PLUS: A booklet featuring the words of Richard Fleischer; a poster gallery and rare archival imagery