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Josef von Sternberg’s The Last Command on dual format in May

3 March 2016

Eureka Entertainment are to release Josef von Sternberg’s brilliantly realized silent melodrama The Last Command (1928) on Blu-ray for the first time in the world in a Dual Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema series in May.

Emil Jannings stars in the film which won the first ever Academy Award for best Actor for his role in this stunning early masterpiece from director Josef von Sternberg (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express).

An exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra (Emil Jannings, in an incredibly passionate performance) is chosen by a former adversary (William Powell) to play a role that resembles his former self and gradually loses his grip on reality. Equally a sharp witted satire of the Hollywood machine and a heartbreaking drama about one man’s emotional downfall, Josef von Sternberg’s The Last Command (his second major Hollywood picture) is one of the finest and most significant films of its era.

Featuring exemplary cinematography, beautifully designed sets, and rousing Revolution sequences, The Last Command will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) on 16th May 2016 by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the RRP of £19.99.

Special features will include:

  • Video extras to be announced

  • Booklet featuring new and archival writing on the film