Eureka Entertainment To Release ACE IN THE HOLE on Dual Format on 28th April 2014


Eureka! Entertainment have announced the release of ACE IN THE HOLE, one of the great masterpieces by Billy Wilder, the writer-director of Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, and Some Like It Hot and universally acclaimed as Kirk Douglas’ finest screen performance besides Kubrick’s Paths of Glory. ACE IN THE HOLE will be released  for the first time on Blu-ray in a Dual format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition, as part of their award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series on 28th April 2014.

Since re-emerging in the 2000s, Billy Wilder’s superb Ace in the Hole, so ahead of its time in the 1950s with its acidic and unflinching examination of journalistic ethics and human morality, has taken its place alongside Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, or Some Like It Hot as among the director’s greatest works.

In one of the most powerhouse performances in American screen-acting, the great Kirk Douglas stars as Chuck Tatum, a newspaper reporter who stumbles upon a potentially career-making story in Albuquerque, New Mexico (nearly sixty years later, the setting for Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad). When Tatum begins to influence the story’s outcome, a descent beings that finds more than one man caught between a rock and a hard place.

An electric narrative that stands as one of Wilder’s tautest and most (melo)dramatic plots (penned with Lesser Samuels and Walter Newman), Ace in the Hole plays today as a prescient examination of the modern media landscape, and the public appetite for the disastrous news-story that leads to toxic wish-fulfilment. — “I can handle big news and little news. And if there’s no news, I’ll go out and bite a dog.” — The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present our third major Billy Wilder release with this stunning Blu-ray edition of Ace in the Hole.

• Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the film
• More on-disc extras to be announced closer to release!
• 40-PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay, vintage interview material, rare archival imagery, and more!

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