Tom Jennings and Joakim Thiesen discuss the films released by The Masters of Cinema Series (not affiliated).
~~ Episode 17 - Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running ~~
The Masters of Cinema Cast returns with special guests Hunter Duesing and David Blakeslee for a look at Silent Running a film that for some reason or other promoted the pod to discuss everything from what makes a true American to should mountains be demolished if they stand in the way of natural resources. And sometimes Silent Running.
We recently asked on Facebook for people to vote for their favourite Masters of Cinema release of 2013. The votes are all in, counted and verified, and it was a resounding win (with over 30% of votes) for our Late Mizoguchi Blu-ray set. In second place we had Nosferatu and third place went to Le Pont Du Nord. Thanks to all that voted, you can view the full results here.
Continuing the theme from the last newsletter we’ve reduced the price on another batch of DVDs on our webstore, until this Friday (17th January) you can pick up any of the following for just £5.99: Les Cousins, Le Beau Serge, Bakumatsu Taiyo-den, Le Pont Du Nord, Tabu, Fear and Desire, RoGoPaG, Oedipus Rex, and Hawks and Sparrows. We’ve also reduced Judex/Nuits Rouges to just £6.99.
Our January releases are now in stock and shipping. Computer Chess – Andrew Bujalski’s boldly intelligent ensemble comedy with a feel and atmosphere that surpass easy comparison, and Wings – the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927 and the only silent film to do so. If you have pre-ordered these from us they have now shipped, if you haven’t ordered these yet you can do here to get yours before the street date.
We’ll be announcing our releases for April to June in the next couple of weeks, and we’re sure you’ll all be as excited about them as we are. Watch this space for more information. We’re on Facebook and Twitter so like and follow them for all the news on Eureka and Masters of Cinema titles.
2013 has been a massive year for Masters of Cinema. The releases have come thick and fast with a host of classics and unknown gems thrown in for good measure. It would be only fitting therefore the Masters of Cinema Cast take a look back over the year and have a good natter about the highs and lows with special guests James Marsh and Craig Skinner.
We hope you all enjoyed the offers during our Black Friday Week last week and all managed to pick up something that you wanted. Continuing the theme of special offers we have just added our only release for December, Il bidone, to the webstore. This is available for the next 48 hours at the very special price of just £10.99, these will be in stock with us on the 12th and will despatch as soon as they arrive, don’t miss out on this very special price pre-order here today!
It’s approaching that time of year again when the postal service becomes a lot busier than usual so we’d like to take this opportunity to let you know the last posting dates for delivery before Christmas. For UK shipments please make sure you order before the 15th December, outside of the UK this date is the 10th December. Our last despatch date before Christmas will be 16th December, the store will be still be open after this point but please note there will be no orders despatched between the 16th December and the 2nd January.
Don’t forget to check out all the special offers that we currently have running, with Masters of Cinema DVDs as low as £7.49 and Blu-rays from just £9.99, click any of the buttons below to see the full selection.
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Rene Laloux returns to The Masters of Cinema Cast with special guest Ryan Gallagher from The Criterion Cast in tow.
Time Masters isn’t the kind of animated film that is easily forgotten - in an age when Pixar seems intent on simply mining its own franchises for lesser sequels Laloux’s film is a timely reminder and indeed message from the past of the importance of daring and innovation.
Today we’re happy to announce our releases for the first three months of 2014. With a slate of titles that ranges from the most recent and 1980s American cinema (and, separately, the emergent Australian independent cinema), through to masterworks of the Italian cinema, and on to silent, and 1970s Hollywood, The Masters of Cinema Series runs the cinephile gamut once again with an 8-fllm January-March line-up that includes works by Federico Fellini, Samuel Fuller, Sidney Lumet, Franceso Rosi, William A. Wellman, Ted Kotcheff, and Andrew Bujalski.
In January we will be releasing Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess alongside the first winner of the best picture award at the Oscars – William A. Wellman’s Wings. February sees the release of Sidney Lumet’s Al Pacino starring Serpico and Fellini’s masterpiece Roma, alongside a re-issue of our Lubitsch in Berlin set. Finally in March We will release Rosi’s Hands Over the City, Ted Kotcheff’s Australian classic Wake in Fright and Sam Fuller’s racism exposé White Dog. Outside of the Masters of Cinema series in January we will be releasing Xan Casavettes first non-documentary feature Kiss of the Damned and in February Don Coscarelli’s latest John Dies at the End.
With the announcments now out of the way we also have a special offer for you all, this week it will be Black Friday all week in the webstore, every day we’ll be reducing two MoC Blu-rays and to kick it off today we have reduced Silent Running, Repo Man and The Lost Weekend to just £6.99 each. Head here to order yours.
Computer Chess is in cinemas nationwide, for details of screenings and to view the trailer click here.
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~~ Episode 14 - Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Murderer Lives At Number 21 ~~
Sometimes described as the French Hitchcock, Henri-Georges Clouzot is a director who criminally small filmography would perhaps he could have been something altogether greater. Made during the bleak years of World War Two The Murderer Lives at Number 21 is a minor marvel of a film given the fact it was made at all.
In this episode Farran Nehme joins The Masters of Cinema Cast to share her thoughts on the intriguing film.
Kaneto Shindo is no stranger to The Masters of Cinema collection and one the joys in recent years has been seeing his works born again on Blu Ray. Onibaba is a rare type of film; critics have argued over its particular genre for years and unlike many Japanese period pieces Onibaba features strong female characters and with visual imagery directly influenced by the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki it has stood the test of time as one of the most unique films of its era.
For this discussion Joakim is joined by journalist James Marsh.