Posted Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The classic 1980 miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain is bound for Blu-ray in July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount will be releasing 'Shôgun' on Blu-ray on July 22.
From best-selling author James Clavell ("King Rat," "Noble House") comes the sweeping award-winning story of love and war, set against the spectacular background of feudal Japan at the beginning of the 17th Century. Richard Chamberlain (TV's "Dr. Kildare," "The Thorn Birds") stars as John Blackthorne, an English navigator shipwrecked off the coast of Japan. Rescued, he becomes an eyewitness to a deadly struggle involving Tornaga (Toshira Mifune, Rashomon), a feuding warlord intent on becoming Shogun, the Supreme Military Dictator. At the same time Blackthorne is irresistibly drawn into the turmoil, he finds himself vying to become the first-ever Gai-Jin (foreigner) to be a made a samurai warrior.
The 3-disc set will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Commentary with Director Jerry London, Historical Perspective Featurettes (SD), and The Making of Shôgun (SD).
You can find the latest specs for 'Shôgun' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under July 22.
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