My second copy of D.P. Martinez‘s new Kurosawa book Remaking Kurosawa: Translations and Permutations in Global Cinema arrived today, this time from Amazon.co.uk, where I originally placed my pre-order back in March.
What this means is that the book is now shipping also in Europe, and that Amazon.co.uk is keeping the £13.99 price tag (around $23 or €16), which is less than one third of the book’s actual retail price. Even if you order the book to the US, you will pay less than half of what you would pay ordering from Amazon.com, shipping included! Considering that Amazon.co.uk ships worldwide., I don’t know if there is any reason to wait for the paperback edition, of which there is no confirmation yet (what I have heard is that if there will be one, it’ll be published either in late 2010 or early 2011).
If you would like to make use of Amazon’s offer (mistake?), head over to Amazon.co.uk’s product page. Don’t be alarmed about the book’s subtitle or its product description. I still received the real thing by ordering from this page.
For more information about the book, see my review from two weeks ago.