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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence SE in January - Menus and updated specs

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence for 24th January 2005 priced at £19.99. Directed by Japanese auteur Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses) and produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Dreamers, The Last Emperor), Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence unites rock legend David Bowie and the inimitable actor-director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano (Zatoichi) in an intense social drama set in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp during World War II.

Digitally restored and re-mastered for this Special Edition DVD features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
  • 2.0 Stereo Sound
  • The Oshima Gang Featurette - Making of documentary (29:35)
  • Interview with Producer Jeremy Thomas (17:50)
  • Interview with Actor/Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (11:01)
  • An excerpt from Scenes by the Sea - The Life & Cinema of "Beat" Takeshi Kitano" (3:10)
  • Theatrical Trailer

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