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John Frankenheimer’s cult sf drama Seconds on dual format in October

12 August 2015

Eureka Entertainment have announced the October release of John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, the critically acclaimed science fiction tinted suspense-thriller, for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition.

To the enigmatic question "Who are Seconds?", the film’s original poster responded: "The answer is almost too terrifying for words.... The story of a man who buys for himself a totally new life. A man who lives the age-old dream – If only I could live my life all over again."

John Frankenheimer directs Rock Hudson as a "second": that is, the newly plastic-surgery altered "reboot" of, in this instance, a listless banker named Arthur Hamilton. Such procedures are carried out by a secret organization known only as "The Company," with the promise of giving an individual a chance at making a fresh start at life… but at what cost?

Master lighting cameraman James Wong Howe provides the paranoiac atmosphere to the skewed reality of what came to be widely considered one of Frankenheimer’s very best films and which boasts what Time Out described as "one of the most chilling endings in all American cinema." They're not kidding.

Seconds dual format cover

Seconds will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray & DVD) on 26th October 2015 by Eureka! Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the SRP of £17.95.

Featuring a gorgeous restoration from a 4K transfer, in 1080p HD on the Blu-ray,plus optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired, the release will have these extras:

  • Feature-length commentary by director John Frankenheimer

  • Feature-length commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin

  • New video interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Booklet featuring new essays by critics David Cairns and Mike Sutton