'Yojimbo' and 'Sanjuro' on Blu-ray

Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM PST by

The pair of critically-acclaimed films by Akira Kurosawa are headed for high-definition in March.

The Criterion Collection is preparing 'Yojimbo' and 'Sanjuro' for Blu-ray on March 23.

The Blu-ray releases will feature 1080p video, Dolby Digital 3.0 soundtracks, and supplements will include: Documentaries on the making of Yojimbo and Sanjuro, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create; Theatrical trailers and teasers; Still galleries of behind-the-scenes photos; and Booklets featuring essays by critics Alexander Sesonske and Michael Sragow and notes from Kurosawa and his cast and crew.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $39.95, but there will also be a 'Yojimbo/Sanjuro' box set for $69.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Yojimbo,' 'Sanjuro,' & 'Yojimbo/Sanjuro' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under March 23.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Yojimbo/Sanjuro (Blu-ray)
Yojimbo (Blu-ray)
Sanjuro (Blu-ray)
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