Yume Pictures has released a Region 2 DVD of Madadayo. This is very good news for those in Europe, as there has so far been no viable option for an English-friendly region 2 DVD release of the movie!
The same company, Yume Pictures, is also putting out a region 2 The Quiet Duel (under the title The Silent Duel) on October 22. Again, this is very good news for European Kurosawa aficionados, as (to the best of my knowledge) no English-friendly region 2 release of the movie has been available before.
Details are still largely unknown to me, but I will update you once I know more.