Not totally sure where to post this, but I’ve just noticed that 4 of Mizoguchi’s less famous films are being released on blu-ray by Artificial Eye. Doesn’t say whether they’re going to be region locked. Since it’s not likely to get much publicity, I thought I’d advertise it to y’all.
The films included are:
SISTERS OF THE GION (1936)
OSAKA ELEGY (1936)
THE STORY OF THE LAST CRYSANTHEMUM (1939)
UTAMARO AND HIS FIVE WOMEN (1946)
Pretty cool, right?
Jolly good show. Artificial Eye was important to my discovery of many great films, they’ve had a good track record
I see only pound and not dollar buying options. Is this yet another cool release that will be unavailable in the States?
Phew! I almost totaled a print of LAST CHRYSANTHEMUM over a decade ago on my first solo outing as a 35mm projectionist (the print ended up being okay…thank god), but I’ve always felt a nagging guilt over its preservation since the event. I’m sure Artificial Eye has done a beautiful job.
Great news, I will finally be able to delve into Mizoguchi’s oeuvre.
Artificial Eye doesn’t exactly produce reference quality output but I guess it will have to do.
Oh, I do hope we get these in the States.
Also, Masters of Cinema have just announced on Twitter that the double film sets of Sansho the Baliff/Lady Oyu and Ugestu/A Geisha are both being released on blu-ray in April. :)