Eureka! Acquires CREEPY, AN, QUEEN OF EARTH, ALOYS; Adds Keaton, Murnau And More To Masters Of Cinema
In their biggest ever announcement, British distributor Eureka! Entertainment revealed a quartet of new acquisitions, as well as announced a number of upcoming releases on their Masters of Cinema and Eureka! Classics labels.
Kawase Naomi's tender drama An (also known as Sweet Bean), Kurosawa Kiyoshi's latest thriller Creepy, Alex Ross Perry's Queen Of Earth and Tobias Nölle’s Aloys were all picked up at this year's Berlinale and will be released theatrically by Eureka, before hitting Blu-ray. Specific release details will be revealed later in the year, but Kurosawa and Perry both have titles in the Masters of Cinema series already, so it seems likely at least those two titles will follow suit.
Robert Altman's That Cold Day In The Park (out 20 June, dual-format), Billy Wilder's Fedora (out 8 August, dual-format) and Robert Aldrich's The Flight Of The Phoenix (out 12 September, Blu-ray) will all be joining the Masters Of Cinema in the coming months, as will Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films 1917-1923 (out 18 July), a 4-Disc Blu-ray Box, containing thirty-two films, and F.W. Murnau: Five Films (out 22 August), a 3-disc Blu-ray set including Schloß Vogelöd, Phantom, Der Letzte Mann, The Grand Duke’s Finances and Tartuffe.
Wolfgang Peterson's 80s sci-fi classic Enemy Mine (out 20 June), starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr. will join the Eureka! Classics series on a special edition Blu-ray, as well as a 30th Anniversary Special Edition of Ron Howard's Cocoon (out 18 July). More 4’s World War II TV drama series Resistance will also make its DVD debut on 12 September.
The announcement was followed by the following message from Managing Director Ruth Brukarz-Schofield, daughter of Eureka! Entertainment founder Ron Benson, who passed away last October:
“At Eureka Entertainment we are really excited about our line-up for the year ahead. Our core brand Masters of Cinema is moving from strength to strength and our release schedule over the coming months is certainly one not to be missed. We look forward to continuing to support new and groundbreaking directors with a diverse range of releases as we move into a new era.