Eureka Entertainment to release Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick’s First World War masterpiece starring Kirk Douglas, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 19 Sept 2016.
A shattering masterpiece by one of the medium’s greatest artists, Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory announced the definitive arrival of a towering figure in cinema.
In the French front lines of World War I, after giving the order for an impossible and disastrous mission to capture a nearby stronghold, the upper ranks move to save face by having three randomly selected soldiers held and tried for cowardice under pain of death. Their leader, Colonel Dax (in a powerhouse performance by Kirk Douglas) a former lawyer in civilian life, handles their defence against overwhelming odds.
A stylistically astonishing, emotionally overwhelming anti-war drama, Paths of Glory is one of the screen’s most brilliant condemnations of the power structures guiding warfare. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new Blu-ray edition for the first time in the UK.
KIRK DOUGLAS | ADOLPHE MENJOU | WAYNE MORRIS | GEORGE MACREADY | RALPH MEEKER
1957 | 88 min. | 1.66:1 OAR | USA | War / Movie Classic / Action & Adventure | B&W | 19 September 16 Cert. PG | Director STANLEY KUBRICK | Language ENGLISH/GERMAN/LATIN | Subtitles ENGLISH SDH (Optional) Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70228 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000702286 | Blu-ray RRP £19.99
High-definition digital presentation | New video interview with Kubrick scholar Peter Kramer | New video interview with filmmaker Richard Ayoade | New audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin | Original theatrical trailer | English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired | Isolated music & effects track | PLUS: A booklet featuring the words of Kubrick, and more!