As most of you probably know, Kagemusha comes in a number of lengths, most importantly the original Japanese 179 minute version, and the so-called “International Cut” that runs for 162 minutes.
You may also remember the fairly recent post on 20th Century Fox’s R2 release of Kagemusha, which comes with extras identical to those of the marvellous Criterion release.
Well, the DVD came out today, and the first reports at DVD Times suggest that Fox’s release is, very disappointingly, 152 minutes long. Which means: avoid at all costs! (Or, more appropriately, avoid at the cost of $40, which is what the Criterion release typically costs.)