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Paths Of Glory



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Stanley Kubrick's tale of macabre futility and horror in the trenches, starring Kirk Douglas 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. In 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 Blu-ray edition for the first time in the UK. SPECIAL FEATURES: High-definition digital presentation New video interview with Kubrick scholar Peter Kramer New video interview with filmmaker Richard Ayoade New audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin Original theatrical trailer English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired Isolated music & effects track PLUS: A booklet featuring the words of Kubrick, and more! REVIEWS: ''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 ''Paths of Glory deservedly launched Kubrick to the highest level of prestige.'' - Time Out Film Guide ''A highly accurate depiction of trench warfare and sometimes misguided working of the military mind'' - Sir Winston Churchill

Running Time: 88 minutes
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 19 Sept. 2016

Product Details

Release Date19/09/2016
ActorsKirk Douglas|Adolphe Menjou|Wayne Morris|George Macready|Ralph Meeker
DirectorsStanley Kubrick
Run Time88 minutes