Tokyo Sonata - Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray
Eureka Entertainment recently announced that their new acquisition Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2008) won the Jury Prize in the UN CERTAIN REGARD section of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday 24th May. After a theatrical release this Winter, the film will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in the Masters of Cinema Series.
Tokyo Sonata joins “a healthy slate of 40 titles prepped for DVD/Blu-ray release over the next two years.” Of those 40 we’re not sure how many will make it to Blu-ray, so we’ve contacted Eureka to see if they can elaborate on the Blu-ray release slate. We do however already know through retail listings that Johnnie To’s Mad Detective is likely to be one of their first Blu-ray releases, with Amazon placing its release on 20th October 2008.
Tokyo Sonata is a portrait of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. All appears normal until the father loses his job and tries to conceal the fact. Somehow an unforeseeable chasm appears within the family, only to spread ever so quietly and quickly to disintegrate them.