Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 1954 Japanese classic will arrive on Blu-ray in February.
In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion will be bringing 'Sansho the Bailiff' to Blu-ray on February 26.
Under the dazzling direction of Kenji Mizoguchi, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary by Japanese-literature professor Jeffrey Angles; Video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokuzo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa, on the making of the film and its lasting importance; and a book featuring an essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu and two versions of the story on which the film was based: Ogai Mori's 1915 "Sansho Dayu" and a written form of an earlier oral variation.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Sansho the Bailiff' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 26.
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