PATHS OF GLORY (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition

PATHS OF GLORY (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray

PATHS OF GLORY (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray

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.

On 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 Ultra-HD Blu-ray edition for the first time in the UK.


Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Scott Saslow | 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation, presented in Dolby Vision HDR from a 4K scan of the original camera negative | Audio commentary with film scholar Adrian Martin | Video interview with Kubrick scholar Peter Kramer | Video interview with filmmaker Richard Ayoade | Interview with critic / author Richard Combs | Optional English SDH | Original theatrical trailer | Isolated music & effects track | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring writing by Glenn Kenny and Colin Young, illustrated with archival imagery


“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

“A highly accurate depiction of trench warfare and sometimes misguided working of the military mind” – Sir Winston Churchill