BD 155 Paths of Glory

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BD 155 Paths of Glory

#1 Post by rapta » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:27 am

September 19th
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!

• 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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Re: BD 155 Paths of Glory

#2 Post by FakeBonanza » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:31 am

That is a double dip-worthy slate of special features.

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Re: BD 155 Paths of Glory

#3 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:03 am

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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Re: BD 155 Paths of Glory

#4 Post by Drucker » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:25 am

The Giddens commentary on the Criterion is excellent and worth holding on to, imho.

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Re: BD 155 Paths of Glory

#5 Post by Finch » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:32 pm

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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Re: BD 155 Paths of Glory

#6 Post by manicsounds » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:01 pm

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