'Pale Flower' Blu-ray Dated & Detailed

Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST by

Masahiro Shinoda's 1964 crime romance is slated for Blu-ray this May.

The Criterion Collection has announced 'Pale Flower' for a Blu-ray release on May 17.

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: New video interview with director Masahiro Shinoda; Selected-scene audio commentary by film scholar Peter Grilli, coproducer of Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu; original theatrical trailer; and a new essay by film critic Chuck Stephens.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Pale Flower' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 17.

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Pale Flower (Blu-ray)
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