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.