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.
On 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 Ultra-HD Blu-ray edition for the first time in the UK.
SPECIAL EDITION 4K ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY FEATURES:
Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Scott Saslow | 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation, presented in Dolby Vision HDR from a 4K scan of the original camera negative | Audio commentary with film scholar Adrian Martin | Video interview with Kubrick scholar Peter Kramer | Video interview with filmmaker Richard Ayoade | Interview with critic / author Richard Combs | Optional English SDH | Original theatrical trailer | Isolated music & effects track | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring writing by Glenn Kenny and Colin Young, illustrated with archival imagery
“Arguably the best film about the first world war ★★★★★” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A masterpiece! It is both a terrifying, grim look at battle and a tense courtroom thriller” – Chicago Tribune
“Kubrick's relentlessly probing camera offers constant evidence of a film-maker at the height of his powers.” - Radio Times
“A reminder both of [Kubrick’s] extraordinary formal virtuosity and his powers as a satirist.” - The Independent
“A highly accurate depiction of trench warfare and sometimes misguided working of the military mind” – Sir Winston Churchill
- Paths Of Glory Limited Edition
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- Monday 26th February 2024