'The Life of Oharu' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Kenji Mizoguchi's 1952 drama is bound for Blu-ray in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will proudly present 'The Life of Oharu' on Blu-ray on July 9.

This epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution, was the movie that gained its director international attention, ushering in a new golden period for him.

The Blu-ray will feature a new 1080p digital transfer, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Introductory commentary by scholar Dudley Andrew; Mizoguchi’s Art and the Demimonde, an illustrated audio essay featuring Dudley Andrew; Kinuyo Tanaka’s New Departure, a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting the actor’s 1949 goodwill tour of the United States; and a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Life of Oharu' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 9.

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The Life of Oharu (Blu-ray)
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