Masters of Cinema Announces June/July Slate: Shindo, Murnau, Griffith, Rivette
Eureka Entertainment's always-excellent Masters of Cinema series has just announced its new titles for June and July, which includes five fantastc new releases. There will be Blu-ray upgrades of Shindo Kaneto's The Naked Island and Kureneko, which will be released in June together with a re-issue on both Blu-ray and DVD of F.W. Murnau's excellent Tabu: A Story of the South Seas. In July, D.W. Griffith's ground-breaking The Birth of a Nation will be released on Blu-ray in the UK for the very first time, alongside Jacques Rivette's little-seen Le Pont du Nord.
We will be sure to share more information about these releases as the information becomes available, but for the time being you can check out the gorgeous new artwork in the gallery below.
From the press release:
From landmark silent cinema and a thrilling rediscovery from a French legend to an early sound cinema classic and the finest art cinema of 1960s Japan, The Masters of Cinema Series remains as eclectic as ever in its June and July 2013 line-up - a five-release slate that includes big name directors D.W. Griffith, F.W. Murnau, Jacques Rivette, and Kaneto Shindō.Producer of the Masters of Cinema Series, Andrew Utterson stated "In June, we will be releasing beautiful Blu-ray presentations of Kaneto Shindō's 1960s cult supernatural horror Kuroneko and haunting drama The Naked Island, alongside a definitive reissue of Tabu, F.W. Murnau's Oscar-winning collaboration with Robert Flaherty.More cinematic treats follow in July with an immaculate reissue of D.W. Griffith's troubling but hugely significant silent epic The Birth of a Nation, and we welcome legendary French director and New Wave pioneer Jacques Rivette into the series for the very first time with the major rediscovery of his rarely seen Le Pont du Nord"Managing Director of Eureka Entertainment, Ron Benson added "Across five standout releases, world and UK premières abound, with new restorations aplenty, we continue our quest to release the very finest in world cinema, using the best available materials and a meticulous attention to detail and design."
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