Quantcast

King of Hearts [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD July 16, 2018!

A cult comic masterpiece from acclaimed director Philippe de Broca, King of Hearts was a flop upon initial release in France, but was a smash hit in the US, where it ended up running for five years straight. During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick ( Alan Bates; Women in Love) is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the “King of Hearts.” Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends? Featuring a score by legendary film composer Georges Delerue and also starring Geneviève Bujold ( Anne of the Thousand Days, Dead Ringers), King of Hearts is presented here from a gorgeous new 4K restoration in its UK debut as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, in a special Dual Format edition. 

 

50th Anniversary 4K restoration of the anti-war cult classic that defined a generation

 

 

A cult comic masterpiece from acclaimed director Philippe de Broca, King of Hearts was a flop upon initial release in France, but was a smash hit in the US, where it ended up running for five years straight.

During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick ( Alan Bates; Women in Love) is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the “King of Hearts.” Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends?

Featuring a score by legendary film composer Georges Delerue and also starring Geneviève Bujold ( Anne of the Thousand Days, Dead Ringers), King of Hearts is presented here from a gorgeous new 4K restoration in its UK debut as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, in a special Dual Format edition.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase ( first print run only)
  • Gorgeous 1080p presentation from the Cohen Media Group 4K restoration (with a progressive encode on the DVD)
  • Original LPCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Feature length audio commentary by film critic Wade Major
  • Geneviève Bujold on the making of King of Hearts – An interview with the Academy Award nominated actress from 2017
  • Interview with Pierre Lhomme the cinematographer discusses working with Philippe de Broca, and the techniques used for filming King of Hearts
  • Interview with Michelle de Broca Producer and ex-wife of director Philippe de Broca talks about working on King of Hearts
  • Eureka! trailer for the 2018 UK theatrical release of King of Hearts
  • A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp

Reviews

“A surrealistic jewel of a comedy which you realize, when you can catch your breath between laughs, has made the case for the sanity of the lunatics and the madness of the war-waging sane. — Los Angeles Times

Stylish and offbeat, King of Hearts became a cult favourite — Emanuellevy.com

 

 

DETAILS:

Label: Eureka!

Title| KING OF HEARTS [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition
Starring| ALAN BATES | GENEVIÈVE BUJOLD| PIERRE BRASSEUR
Director| PHILIPPE DE BROCATheatrical Release Date| 8 June 2018
Dual Format Release Date| 16 July 2018Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70302
Dual Format Barcode| 5060000703023
Dual Format RRP| £17.99Certificate| 12 (TBC)
Run Time| 102 minutes
OAR| 2.35:1
Picture| Colour
Genre| Drama / Comedy / War
Year| 1966
Country| FRANCE
Language| FRENCH / GERMAN / ENGLISH
Subtitles| ENGLISH (Optional)

 

King of Hearts is released on

Blu-ray & DVD July 16, 2018 in the UK!

ORDER NOW!

 

 

Share

Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

  1. No Comments