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Mizoguchi on Blu-ray

Jon K

over 2 years ago

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.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Mizoguchi-Collection-Blu-ray/36699/

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?

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Jolly good show. Artificial Eye was important to my discovery of many great films, they’ve had a good track record

Brad S.

over 2 years ago

I see only pound and not dollar buying options. Is this yet another cool release that will be unavailable in the States?

Ben Simingt​on

over 2 years ago

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.

Domas

over 2 years ago

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.

DownByL​aw

over 2 years ago

Oh, I do hope we get these in the States.

Jon K

about 2 years ago

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. :)
UK releases.