Criterion To Release Akira Kurosawa’s Ran on Blu-Ray

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Criterion Collection has announced that they will be releasing Akira Kurosawa‘s Ran on Blu-Ray in May. The release will include:

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with an uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film 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, from the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • Video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Theatrical trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Wilmington and an interview with Kurosawa

Expected to hit store shelves on May 12th 2009 with a MSRP of $39.99. Full details after the jump.

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