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 Post subject: BD 155 Paths of Glory
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:27 am 
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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, with a plethora of special features!

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 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!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:31 am 
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That is a double dip-worthy slate of special features.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:03 am 
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It's a bit too bad they're releasing it so late on BD : I watched the Criterion BD a few weeks ago and the restoration is rather dated now and it shows.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:25 am 
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The Giddens commentary on the Criterion is excellent and worth holding on to, imho.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Pity it doesn't seem to be a new transfer or I'd have replaced the Criterion. Still, a fantastic choice from MoC.


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