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Criterion Announces Special Edition Of Rashomon on DVD & Blu-ray

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Posted on August 15, 2012 AT 04:00pm

Rash, Rash, Ooh What You Do To Me…

The Criterion Collection have announced that they’ll release a special edition of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon on DVDs and Blu-ray on November 6.

As with all of their releases, Rashomon will feature a new digital restoration of the film, with the Blu-ray also getting an uncompressed monaural soundtrack.

In addition, the film will also include a new English subtitle translation, as well as an introduction by M*A*S*H and Nashville director Robert Altman (no, not the Bethesda guy), and commentary by Japanese film historian Donald Richie.

Also included in both versions are excerpts from a documentary on the film’s cinematographer called The World Of Kazuo Miyagawa, a making-of documentary called A Testimony As An Image, a vintage audio interview with star Takashi Shimura, both the original and rerelease trailers, and a booklet with an essay by film historian Stephen Prince, an excerpt from Kurosawa’s autobiography, and the two short stories by Ryunosuke than inspired the films.

The DVD will retail for $29.95 while the Blu-ray will be $39.95.

Paul Semel, Contributor
Paul has been writing about movies, music, video games, books, TV, toys, celebrities, and other fun stuff since the early-’90s. A regular contributor to EGM since 2004, he's also written for Entertainment Weekly, Bikini, Maxim, Raygun, Walmart GameCenter, Rides, and Emmy, among others. Please follow him on Twitter at @paulsemel. Or don't. Whatever.

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