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3 Andrzej Żuławski Films to Make Their UK Bluray Debuts [Trailer]

3 Andrzej Żuławski Films to Make Their UK Bluray Debuts [Trailer]
Three of the Polish auteurs films are coming to UK bluray in May.

Andrzej Żuławski's Possession is a bona fide cult classic with a devoted following, but the rest of the Polish auteur's filmography has largely been overlooked in recent decades. Perhaps that will change with the impending UK bluray debuts of three of his films.

On May 22nd, Eureka Entertainment will release Andrzej Żuławski: Three Films, a set containing The Third Part of the Night, The Devil and On the Silver Globe. All three films have undergone new 4K restorations.

Bonus features include Escape to the Silver Globe (dir. Kuba Mikurda, 2021) – acclaimed documentary on the production history of On the Silver Globe; a new feature length audio commentary on On the Silver Globe by Daniel Bird; Michael Brooke on The Devil and The Third Part of the Night; new video pieces by Daniel Bird on the cinematography, costumes and props of On the Silver Globe; a new documentary short by Daniel Bird using previously unseen archival footage from the filming of On the Silver Globe; new interviews with Lukasz Żuławski and Adam Żuławski; plus a 60-page collector’s book featuring new essays and archival material.

Check out Eureka's trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Rich with multi-layered symbolism and apocalyptic imagery, The Third Part of the Night is Żuławski’s highly influential debut feature film. After his whole family is slaughtered during the Nazi-occupation of Poland, Michal (Leszek Teleszyński) decides to join the resistance but descends into madness after encountering a doppelgänger of his murdered wife.

The Devil is a violent tale of Satanic seduction during the Prussian invasion of Poland in the 17th century, which proved so controversial upon release that it was banned for 16 years.

And finally, On the Silver Globe, Żuławski’s masterpiece about a team of astronauts who land on a desolate planet and start a new society. When filming was 80% complete, the Polish government ordered the production to be shut down and all the negatives be destroyed. Miraculously, the original film reels were preserved and ten years later the film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim.

Andrzej Żuławski: Three Films