Eureka Entertainment to release Stanley Kramer’s INHERIT THE WIND, the powerful and provocative courtroom drama based on the real-life Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 14 May 2018.
Described by Steven Spielberg as “one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world”, the films of producer and director Stanley Kramer (The Defiant Ones, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) frequently confronted social issues considered too controversial for the major studios. In Inherit the Wind he tackled the creationism vs. evolution debate.
When a teacher in a small Tennessee town is brought to trial for teaching Darwinism, attorney Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock) faces off against fundamentalist leader Matthew Harrison Brady (Frederic March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) in an explosive battle of beliefs.
Also operating as a searing critique of McCarthyism, Inherit the Wind was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and is rightfully recognised as one of the most entertaining, and provocative films of its era. Eureka Classics is proud to present Inherit the Wind for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.
Eureka Entertainment has created a new Trailer to promote the upcoming release…
“What is astonishing in this 1960 film is the gutsy way it engages in ideas, pulls no punches in its language, and allows the characters long and impassioned speeches… Both Tracy and March vent an anger and passion through their characters that venture beyond acting into holy zeal.” , Roger Ebert
Inherit The Wind will be released on Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition and will have a number of extras. They include:
• LIMITED EDITION Collector’s Booklet (First Pressing Only)
• 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
• Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray)
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• A new video interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
• Original theatrical trailer
Inherit The Wind will be released on Dual Format in the UK and Ireland from 14th May 2018. Pre-Order/Buy: Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)