Akira Kurosawa’s Dersu Uzala will be released on Blu-ray on September 28 by the Australian boutique label Imprint Films. The release will be region-free and playable on any Blu-ray player around the world.
This should be the first English-friendly release of the film on Blu-ray and comes with the following features:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray
- New Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Stuart Galbraith IV
- New Video interview with film writer and historian Michael Brooke
- About the writer Vladimir Arseniev
- About the director Akira Kurosawa
- Archive footage of the real Vladimir Arseniev
- Making the Film – Vintage documentary
- Yuri Solomin is Speaking – interview with the actor who played Vladimir Arseniev
- Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
- Audio Original Russian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- Optional English subtitles
The first pressing is limited to 1500 copies and comes with a slipcase. The release can be pre-ordered from the VIA Vision website.
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