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    Not sure which section to stick this in but some good news for US customers of Eureka's releases:

    fatboyslim142
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    Last edited by fatboyslim142; 01-11-2024, 03:47 PM.

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    YES!

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    • #3
      Eureka is now a Kung Fu specialty label - not my cup of tea so this news doesn't do anything for me. I do own a handful of their nice imports of horror titles, but this focus on martial arts is off-putting to me.

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      • #4
        They did focus way too much on HK/Japanese stuff for a while, but they'v ramped up The Masters of Cinema stuff again (Zulawski, Paths of Glory, Touch of Evil, Pandora's Box, Buster Keaton and Caligari are recents). Admittedly some of these are just 4k makeovers, but hoping they'll maintain a balance.
        I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.

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        • #5
          I think this is bad news. It means whenever Eureka screws up, we'll be stuck with same crap on both continents for years to come. Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion abomination is a good (terrible) example. Much better if US and UK releases are handled by different companies who may hopefully fix errors found in earlier releases. Eureka's green tinted Bullet Train is a good example. Discotek did their own colour correction for the US release that came out later. Likewise Criterion corrected shortcomings found in Eureka's Once Upon a Time in China discs. Eureka in turn reportedly fixed the incorrectly set gamma levels on Film Movement's Samurai Wolf discs. And while both Eureka and 88's Police Story 3 UHD's seem fine, I love that we have two UHD's with different transfers so you can choose the one which appeals to you better.

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          • #6
            From Facebook:

            Following last week's announcement that we have signed a distribution deal with the US production and distribution company MVD Entertainment and are launching our award-winning Blu-ray label into North America later this year. We can now reveal more details about the deal.

            The deal has been handled in the UK by Kevin Lambert, formerly Head of Content at Arrow, who returned to Eureka! in July 2023 as its Head of Content.

            “It’s extremely exciting to be partnering with MVD for our North American physical and digital distribution. We can’t wait to get our first releases out to US retailers, and we look forward to bringing the best of auteur and classic cinema, including our celebrated Masters of Cinema series, to a wider audience. It is a big new step forward for the company, and I’m sure Blu-ray collectors will be thrilled to have another of the world’s best labels available in North America” he said.

            MVD Entertainment Group’s Director of Home Video Sales and Acquisitions, Eric D. Wilkinson, commented, "MVD Entertainment Group is thrilled to be partnering with Eureka Entertainment and help bring this premium collector's label to North America. I very much look forward to working with the Eureka! team and am even more excited to be adding Eureka! titles to my personal collection!"

            Managing Director of Eureka Entertainment, Ruth Schofield added, “With Kevin’s return to the company it seemed like a logical move to capitalise on his knowledge of multi-territory distribution and finally fulfil the desires of our fans. We’re asked daily when we will be able to distribute in North America, and I’m very happy that the day has come to be able to make those fans’ wishes come true.”

            The first Eureka releases distributed by MVD Entertainment in North America will be one of the most important and influential films in the early history of American genre cinema, Paul Leni’s THE CAT AND THE CANARY, and the action-packed superhero spectacle starring Jet Li, BLACK MASK. Both titles will be released in both territories (UK & North America) and will be available for purchase later in the year.

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            • #7
              Here's the full press release:

              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

              EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS TO NORTH AMERICA

              MVD and Eureka Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution deal, bringing Eureka's award-winning Blu-ray catalog to North America for the first time.

              Kevin Lambert, Eureka's Head of Content and formerly Head of Content for Arrow Films, said, “It’s extremely exciting to be partnering with MVD for our North American physical and digital distribution. We can’t wait to get our first releases out to US retailers, and we look forward to bringing the best of auteur and classic cinema, including our celebrated Masters of Cinema series, to a wider audience. It is a big new step forward for the company, and I’m sure Blu-ray collectors will be thrilled to have another of the world’s best labels available in North America."

              MVD Entertainment Group’s Director of Home Video Sales and Acquisitions, Eric D. Wilkinson, commented, "MVD Entertainment Group is thrilled to be partnering with Eureka Entertainment and help bring this premium collector's label to North America. I very much look forward to working with the Eureka! team and am even more excited to be adding Eureka! titles to my personal collection!"

              Eureka Entertainment is one of the leading independent distributors of Blu-rays in the UK. Its UK catalogue contains an extensive collection of classic and cult films, initially released in limited-edition sets. Its collection spans many genres including, amongst others, silent movies, world cinema, action, martial arts, horror, indie dramas, and Hollywood classics.

              Managing Director of Eureka Entertainment, Ruth Schofield, added, “With Kevin’s return to the company it seemed like a logical move to capitalize on his knowledge of multi-territory distribution and finally fulfill the desires of our fans. We’re asked daily when we will be able to distribute in North America, and I’m very happy that the day has come to be able to make those fans’ wishes come true.”

              The first Eureka releases distributed by MVD Entertainment in North America will be one of the most important and influential films in the early history of American genre cinema, Paul Leni’s The Cat and the Canary, and the action-packed superhero spectacle starring Jet Li, Black Mask. Both titles will be released in both territories and will be available for purchase later in the year.

              ABOUT EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT

              Eureka Entertainment is the leading independent distributor of classic silent/early films in the UK, its catalogue also contains World Cinema, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Indie Dramas, Hollywood Classics, Comedy and Thriller films as well as a wide selection of TV titles.

              MASTERS OF CINEMA

              In 2004, Eureka! established the Masters of Cinema Series, a specially curated Blu-ray and DVD collection of classic and world cinema using the finest available materials for home viewing. Films are presented in their original aspect ratio, in meticulous transfers created from recent restorations and / or the most pristine film elements available. The feature presentations are frequently supplemented by short films, documentaries, commentary tracks, deleted scenes, trailers, plus new and vintage footage. Each release also includes an accompanying booklet featuring rare imagery, newly commissioned essays and / or classic writings that take the reader further into the process of the films and the personalities of the filmmakers. Titles that have been showcased within the series include The General (1924, Keaton), Metropolis (1927, Lang), The Old Dark House (1932, Whale), Paths of Glory (1957, Kubrick), Touch of Evil (1958, Welles), Kes (1969, Loach), A Touch of Zen (1971, Hu) and Shoah (1985, Lanzmann).

              EUREKA CLASSICS

              In 2014, Eureka! established Eureka! Classics to highlight a broader selection of cinema, with each release guided by similar principles to its award winning The Masters of Cinema Series. Titles released under Eureka! Classics range from influential cult films such as Blacula (1972, Crain) and Cujo (1983, Teague), alongside beloved classics like Valley Girl (1983, Coolidge), Police Story (1985, Chan), Fright Night (1985, Holland) and The Millionaires’ Express (1986, Hung).

              For more information, please visit Eureka Entertainment’s website.

              ABOUT MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

              MVD Entertainment Group is a full-service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Blu-ray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise, including limited edition collectibles, and more.

              For more information, please visit our website here.
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