Blulu-ray? Brooks set?
No, I’ll start again.
Very welcome news from Eureka Entertainment! The good people of Eureka, who have brought us so many beautiful silent film Blu-rays, in the past are releasing Pandora’s Box (GW Pabst, 1929) on Blu-ray on 30 October this year. This is the film’s debut on Blu-ray in the UK.
The really good news is that this disc will contain the new, beautiful restoration completed by Martin Koerber and Angela Holm at the Deutsche Kinemathek, using prints from four different archives.
And there are special features! Lots of them. I am honoured to be a contributor to this set – I was recorded the audio commentary. Here they are in full. I am very excited to read/watch all of them.
- Limited Edition Box Set – 3000 Copies
- Limited Edition Hardcase featuring artwork by Tony Stella
- Limited Edition 60-Page Book featuring new writing on the film by critics Alexandra Heller Nicholas, Imogen Sara Smith, and Richard Combs; alongside archival stills and imagery
- 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a definitive 2K digital restoration
- Optional English subtitles
- Orchestral Score by Peer Raben
- New audio commentary by critic Pamela Hutchinson
- New visual appreciation by author and critic Kat Ellinger
- New video essay by David Cairns
- New video essay by Fiona Watson
- Pandora’s Box will be unleashed on Eureka Entertainment Blu-ray 30 October 2023, but it is very much available to pre-order now.
- My book on Pandora’s Box from the BFI Film Classics series can be ordered from all good places including Bloomsbury or from Amazon.
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