Optimum Releasing is putting out a new region 2 DVD version of Ran on November 20 this year.
MovieMail.co.uk indicates that the double disc release will include the documentary “A.K.” by Chris Marker, but does not seem to have any of the other extras present in the region 1 Criterion Collection DVD.
7 November 2006
We have an older videotape of “Ran”. I was wondering if you know if there was material trimmed from the original movie. My husband and I both saw “Ran” in the theater when it was first released and we both believed the shadow battle scenes lasted considerably longer. Or maybe it is the small screen that reduces their poetry and drama.