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.
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!