'The Ballad of Narayama' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:00 AM PST by

The 1958 Japanese film has been fully restored for Blu-ray this February.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection is working on 'The Ballad of Narayama' for Blu-ray on February 5.

Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, 'The Ballad of Narayama' is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan’s cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita.

The Blu-ray will feature a new 4K digital master from the 2011 restoration, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements will include a trailer, teaser, and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Ballad of Narayama' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 5.

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The Ballad of Narayama (Blu-ray)
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