Sunday, July 31, 2022

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932) (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Blu-ray arrives October 24th 2022

Masters of Cinema Blu-ray

Label: Eureka Entertainment 
Duration: 63 mins 
Video: B&W 1080p HD 1.33:1 OAR
Rating; Cert. 12 

Classic horror from the makers of King Kong, starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray and Leslie Banks

Eureka Entertainment to release Cooper and Schoedsack’s THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, the 1932 American pre-code horror film starring Joel McCrea and Fay Wray, in celebration of the film’s 90th Anniversary. On Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series, presented from a 2K restored scan. Available from October 24th 2022, the first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.

Based upon the ever-popular short story by Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game remains a hugely influential masterpiece 90 years after its release. 

Big game hunter, Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea), barely survives a shipwreck in shark infested waters and washes ashore on the private island of the sinister Count Zaroff (played with a delightful zeal by Leslie Banks). Zaroff fancies himself an accomplished hunter also —only his preferred quarry, is man!

Taking full advantage of the lavish jungle sets created for King Kong; The Most Dangerous Game was filmed at night after filming for Kong had concluded for the day, with many cast and crew pulling double duty on both productions. After 90 years, it is still a thrilling piece of filmmaking – filled with stunning production designs, wonderful optical effects, and—of course—thrilling action. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Most Dangerous Game in its UK debut on Blu-ray, from a 2K restored scan.

Eureka Store

- Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (First print-run of 2000 copies only) 
- 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restored scan  
- Optional English SDH 
- Brand new audio commentary with author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman 
- Brand new interview with author / critic Kim Newman on the “hunted human” sub-genre 
- Brand new interview with film scholar Stephen Thrower 
- PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Craig Ian Mann, illustrated with archival imagery 
* All extras subject to change

Made by the powerhouse duo Cooper and Schoedsack (King Kong) | A gripping adaptation of Richard Connell's short story which introduced to the screen one of genre cinema's most dependable tropes: the hunting of humans as big-game sport. | Featuring one of legendary composer Max Steiner's greatest scores | Stars Joel McCrea, an American actor who starred in over 80 films and whose career spanned a wide variety of genres over almost five decades | Also features Fay Wray (King Kong), Leslie Banks (Henry V), and Robert Armstrong (King Kong) | The film celebrates its 90th Anniversary during 2022 | Released as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in its UK debut on Blu-ray, from a 2K restored scan. | The first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.

“one of the best and most literate movies from the great days of horror” – Time Out

“Like the title’s own double meaning, it offers valuable lessons about both the history of cinema and the human condition.” – Guardian

“★★★★ None of the subsequent versions live up to the sheer exuberance of this 63-minute cracker [...] Leslie Banks's mad Count Zaroff remains hard to replicate and the theme of hunting human game was never quite so chilling as here…No question, this is the best movie version of the tale” – Radio Times