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Old 29th January 2021, 01:54 PM
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This is one i'll preorder. Want it for the collection.

The Black Room is truly excellent.
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Old 29th January 2021, 05:20 PM
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A trio of classic 1930s horror films (MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE / THE BLACK CAT / THE RAVEN) starring the iconic Bela Lugosi.

'THREE EDGAR ALLAN POE ADAPTATIONS STARRING BELA LUGOSI', will be re-issued as a 2-disc Blu-ray edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 12 April 2021.

Pre-order available from Eureka direct - £21.99

"This trio of classic 1930s horror films — Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, and The Raven — is also distinguished by a trio of factors regarding their production. Most notably, each film is based on a work by master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe. Part of the legendary wave of horror films made by Universal Pictures in the 30s, all three feature dynamic performances from Dracula’s Bela Lugosi, with two of them also enlivened by the appearance of Frankenstein’s Boris Karloff. And finally, all three benefit from being rare examples of Pre-Code studio horror, their sometimes startling depictions of sadism and shock a result of being crafted during that brief period in Hollywood before the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code’s rigid guidelines for moral content.

Director Robert Florey, who gave the Marx Brothers their cinema start with The Cocoanuts in 1929, worked with Metropolis cinematographer Karl Freund to give a German Expressionism look to Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), with Lugosi as a mad scientist running a twisted carnival sideshow in 19th-century Paris, and murdering women to find a mate for his talking ape main attraction. Lugosi and Karloff teamed forces for the first time in The Black Cat, a nightmarish psychodrama that became Universal’s biggest hit of 1934, with Detour director Edgar G. Ulmer bringing a feverish flair to the tale of a satanic, necrophiliac architect (Karloff) locked in battle with an old friend (Lugosi) in search of his family. Prolific B-movie director Lew Landers made 1935’s The Raven so grotesque that all American horror films were banned in the U.K. for two years in its wake. Specifically referencing Poe within its story, Lugosi is a plastic surgeon obsessed with the writer, who tortures fleeing murderer Karloff through monstrous medical means.

Significant and still unsettling early works of American studio horror filmmaking, these three Pre-Code chillers demonstrate the enduring power of Poe’s work, and the equally continuous appeal of classic Universal horror’s two most iconic stars."


Special features:
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations for all three films, with The Raven presented from a 2K scan of the original film elements
  • Uncompressed LPCM monaural audio tracks
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue – Audio commentary by Gregory William Mank
  • The Black Cat – Audio commentary by Gregory William Mank
  • The Raven – Audio commentary by Gary D. Rhodes
  • The Raven – Audio commentary by Samm Deighan
  • The Raven – isolated music & effects track
  • Kim Newman on Edgar Allan Poe and Universal – interview with journalist, film critic, and fiction writer Kim Newman
  • Cats In Horror – a video essay by writer and film historian Lee Gambin
  • American Gothic – a video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
  • “The Black Cat” episode of radio series Mystery In The Air, starring Peter Lorre
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart” episode of radio series Inner Sanctum Mysteries, starring Boris Karloff
  • Bela Lugosi reads “The Tell-Tale Heart”
  • Vintage footage – The Black Cat contest
  • Stills galleries
  • A 20-PAGE collector’s booklet featuring a reprint of "Re-Arranging Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Tim Lucas

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Old 19th February 2021, 01:43 PM
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"BLU-RAY SALE! For a limited time selected Blu-rays are ON SALE @ the Eureka Store, 2 for £20 OR £12.99 each

Sale ends 12pm (BST), Monday 22nd February."


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Old 19th February 2021, 09:17 PM
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What a pathetic sale.

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Are there any more Pulse fans here? Just watched the Eureka edition and it's great. It what a big screen X Files movie should have been. Still no idea why its rated 18 though... it has to be the tamest film to get that rating ever.
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Old 26th February 2021, 06:55 PM
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Are there any more Pulse fans here? Just watched the Eureka edition and it's great. It what a big screen X Files movie should have been. Still no idea why its rated 18 though... it has to be the tamest film to get that rating ever.
Without looking at the BBFC entry I suspect that it was rated 18 uncut back in the day when the BBFC were run by book burning nazis. If it was uncut then Eureka would not need to submit it again to be able to apply the 18 certificate and save on their fees. If they had submitted it, it would likely be re-rated down (but I haven't seen it (or the entry) so I might be talking bollocks )
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Old 26th February 2021, 07:07 PM
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'One Armed Boxer' (1971) - Blu-ray pre-order available at Eureka direct - £17:99

Release date: May 24

"Jimmy Wang Yu (One-Armed Swordsman, Master of the Flying Guillotine) stars as Yu Tien Lung, a top martial artist who after incurring the wrath of a local gang leader, is attacked by a team of deadly mercenaries and has his right arm violently severed. Yu Tien soon trains his remaining arm to be stronger than ever, and goes on a rip-roaring rampage of revenge!

Featuring a multitude of unique and inventive fight scenes against opponents from around the world including Japanese and Okinawan karate experts, Tibetan monks, Thai kick-boxers, and Indian Yoga experts, One Armed Boxer is one of the most influential and exciting martial arts films of the 70s. Eureka Classics is proud to present the worldwide debut of a brand new restoration from the original film elements on Blu-ray."


Special features:
  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
  • Limited Edition reversible poster featuring new and original artwork [2000 copies]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a new restoration of the original film elements (worldwide debut of this restoration on home video)
  • Original Mandarin and English audio options
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original trailer
  • Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver and archival writing [2000 copies]

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'Time And Tide' (2000) - Blu-ray pre-order available at Eureka direct - £16:99

Release date: May 24

"A streetwise young man becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash. He soon befriends a once disillusioned mercenary determined to make a fresh start with his new wife. Although the two men find themselves working together to foil an assassination attempt, their partnership is short-lived. Through uncontrollable circumstances, they will unknowingly be propelled toward the opposite sides of a deadly confrontation.

A noir infused Hong Kong action thriller from Tsui Hark (Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain; Once Upon a Time in China) starring Nicholas Tse and Wu Bai (who would later appear together in New Police Story), Time and Tide was nominated for six Hong Kong film awards and remains one of Tsui’s most acclaimed features."


Special features:
  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK
  • Cantonese, Mandarin and English audio options, all presented in 5.1 DTS-HD MA
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Optional English SDH
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Feature length audio commentary by writer, producer, and director Tsui Hark
  • Original trailer
  • Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Chinese-language film expert and author Stephen Teo [2000 copies]


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'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' (1965) - Blu-ray pre-order available at Eureka direct - £17:99

Release date: May 17

"The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book.

Academy Award-nominated Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Becket,1984) is superb as Alec Leamas, whose relationship with the beautiful librarian Nan, played by Claire Bloom (Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire), puts his assignment in jeopardy.

Winner of 4 BAFTA Awards (including Best British Film) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK."


Special features:
  • Limited Edition Exclusive O-Card slipcase with new artwork by artist Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) [2000 copies]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Uncompressed LPCM Stereo audio
  • Optional English SDH
  • Brand new audio commentary with film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Brand new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • A 48 PAGE collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Richard Combs; and a number of archival pieces and imagery

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Without looking at the BBFC entry I suspect that it was rated 18 uncut back in the day when the BBFC were run by book burning nazis. If it was uncut then Eureka would not need to submit it again to be able to apply the 18 certificate and save on their fees. If they had submitted it, it would likely be re-rated down (but I haven't seen it (or the entry) so I might be talking bollocks )
I heard that's the case, I'm guessing a 18 certificate is more enticing to us.

But I would have thought that any distributor would have to submit a re-release anyway because what would stop a unscrupulous distributor from adding scenes lol
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