Unfortunately, due to an issue with the master for THE DEVIL, we have had to reschedule the release date for ANDRZEJ Å»UÅAWSKI: THREE FILMS until July 31, 2023.
Whilst moving into the final stages of production before disc authoring, we submitted some of our new video extras to Andrzej Jaroszewicz for his approval (Jaroszewicz worked as cinematographer on a number of Å»uÅ‚awski’s films and was a camera operator on THE DEVIL). Upon reviewing footage from THE DEVIL, Jaroszewicz expressed some concerns.
THE DEVIL was originally restored back in 2015, but was rejected by Å»uÅ‚awski as the colour grading was incorrectly applied. After Å»uÅ‚awski died in 2016, Daniel Bird made great efforts to have the film graded correctly, and Andrzej Jaroszewicz was brought in to oversee this new grading, which was completed that year.
So, upon reviewing our extras, Jaroszewicz was surprised to see footage from THE DEVIL that used the older incorrect grading. After contacting our licensor, it seems that at some point in the past 7 years the version of the film approved by Jaroszewicz has gone missing and the older version is all that is on file. After assessing the situation and raising the issue with the Polish Society of Cinematographers, the only solution is to go back to the original materials and re-do the grading, with Jaroszewicz again overseeing the project.
As such, we will not be able to make our originally planned release date.
ANDRZEJ Å»UÅAWSKI: THREE FILMS | PRESS RELEASE
Three films from an uncompromising visionary and a true maverick of European cinema
Eureka Entertainment to release ANDRZEJ Å»UÅAWSKI: THREE FILMS (The Third Part of the Night / The Devil / On the Silver Globe), three films from an uncompromising visionary and a true maverick of European cinema. Presented as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in their UK debuts on Blu-ray, all from stunning new 4K restorations. Will be available July 31, 2023 in a Limited Edition 2-Disc Box Set (3000 copies only) featuring a Hardbound Slipcase and 60-page Collector’s Booklet.
An uncompromising visionary and a true maverick of European cinema, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three films by Andrzej Å»uÅ‚awski, all making their UK debuts on Blu-ray from new 4K restorations.
Rich with multi-layered symbolism and apocalyptic imagery, The Third Part of the Night is Å»uÅ‚awski’s highly influential debut feature film. After his whole family is slaughtered during the Nazi-occupation of Poland, Michal (Leszek TeleszyÅ„ski) decides to join the resistance but descends into madness after encountering a doppelgänger of his murdered wife.
The Devil is a violent tale of Satanic seduction during the Prussian invasion of Poland in the 17th century, which proved so controversial upon release that it was banned for 16 years.
And finally, On the Silver Globe, Å»uÅ‚awski’s masterpiece about a team of astronauts who land on a desolate planet and start a new society. When filming was 80% complete, the Polish government ordered the production to be shut down and all the negatives be destroyed. Miraculously, the original film reels were preserved and ten years later the film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim.
ANDRZEJ Å»UÅAWSKI: THREE FILMS (Masters of Cinema) New & Exclusive Trailer
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LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY BOX SET (3000 COPIES ONLY) FEATURING*:
Hardbound Slipcase | All films presented in 1080p HD from definitive 4K restorations | Optional English Subtitles for all films, from translations by Daniel Bird and approved by director Andrzej Å»uÅ‚awski before his death in 2016 | Escape to the Silver Globe (dir. Kuba Mikurda, 2021) – acclaimed documentary on the production history of On the Silver Globe | Brand new feature length audio commentary on On the Silver Globe by Daniel Bird | Michael Brooke on “The Third Part of the Night” – Brand new interview | Michael Brooke on “The Devil” – Brand new interview | Brand new video piece by Daniel Bird on the cinematography of On the Silver Globe | Brand new video piece by Daniel Bird on the costumes and props of On the Silver Globe | Brand new documentary short by Daniel Bird using previously unseen archival footage from the filming of On the Silver Globe | Brand new interview with Lukasz Å»uÅ‚awski | Brand new interview with Adam Å»uÅ‚awski |PLUS: A Limited Edition 60-page collector’s book featuring new essays and archival material | *All extras subject to change
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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 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).
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 Journey to the Center of Earth (1959, Levin), Blacula (1972, Crain)
and Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964, Haskin), alongside beloved classics like Born Free (1966, Hill), Cujo (1983, Teague), Police Story (1985, Chan) and Fright Night (1985, Holland).
In 2017, Eureka! established Montage Pictures, a new world cinema label that celebrates ground-breaking and thought-provoking world cinema from new and upcoming directors. The line up to date has included New World (2013, Park Hoon-jung, South Korea); Suntan (2016, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece); Ki
lls on Wheels (2016, Attila Till, Hungary); The Housemaid (2016, Derek Nguyen, Vietnam), The Butterfly Tree (2017, Priscilla Cameron, Australia); Under The Tree (2017, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Iceland); Donbass (2018, Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine); The Third Wife (2018, Ash Mayfair, Vietnam); We The Animals (2018, Jeremiah Zagar, USA); The Painted Bird (2019, Václav Marhoul, Czech Republic)