Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

A.K. Blu-ray


According to

Ran Akira Kurasawa | A.K. Chris MarkerThe Criterion Collection has announced that they will bring Akira Kurosawa’s Ran to Blu-ray on May 12th. Previously released as a two-disc DVD set, this Blu-ray disc is expected to include all the special features on a single disc. Technical specs have yet to be confirmed, but you can expect a 1.85:1 1080p AVC video presentation with some sort of lossless/uncompressed audio track.

Expected extras for this release include:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
  • An appreciation of the film by director Sidney Lumet
  • A.K., a 74-minute film by director Chris Marker
  • A 30-minute documentary on the making of Ran, part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • A 35-minute video piece reconstructing Ran through Kurosawa’s paintings and sketches, created as part of the series Image: Kurosawa’s Continuity
  • New video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring film critic Michael Wilmington and interviews with Kurosawa and composer Toru Takemitsu


Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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