Eureka Entertainment will release Sidney Lumet’s Palme d’Or nominated adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, for the first time ever on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, in a Special Dual Format Edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 16 March 2020.
Adapted directly from the play, retaining O’Neill’s original dialogue, the powerhouse drama stars Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn (in an OSCAR nominated performance), Jason Robards, Jr., and Dean Stockwell.
Taking place over a single, fateful day in the summer of 1912, the Tyrone family (modelled after O’Neill’s own) confront their bitter failings and long-held resentments. Patriarch James (Richardson) is a renowned stage actor who’s never forgotten his squalid Irish childhood, and has forsaken artistic ambition for commercial success. His wife Mary (Hepburn) has developed a morphine addiction, his eldest son Jamie (Robards, Jr.) is a violent alcoholic and failed actor, and his youngest (and clearly favoured) son Edmund (Stockwell) is a nervous young man in poor health. All of them have something painful to say, and their silence is even worse.
1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, from a high-definition digital transfer
Progressive encode on DVD
Optional English subtitles
Brand new feature-length audio commentary by author Scott Harrison
Brand new and exclusive video essay by Lee Gambin
PLUS: a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Philip Kemp