'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Nagisa Oshima's World War II classic is headed for Blu-ray this fall.

The Criterion Collection has just announced 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' starring David Bowie for Blu-ray on September 28.

The Blu-ray release will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette; New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto; Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film; original theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 28.

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Blu-ray)
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