Studio Canal Collection (US BD) in February

Lionsgate Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of the first 3 titles in the Studio Canal Collection which will arrive on 16th February 2010. The titles are part of a new series of acclaimed and influential films debuting on Blu-ray Disc with superior picture and sound quality plus unique special features. The films include Ran from acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa; The Ladykillers starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers; and Contempt (Le Mépris) from acclaimed director Jean-Luc Godard and starring Brigitte Bardot. Each film will debut on Blu-ray Disc February 16, 2010, with numerous special features and accompanied by a 20-page collectible booklet, for the suggested retail price of $39.99 each.

The discs will be the same as those released in the UK by Optimum and in other regions by other studios as they are produced by Studio Canal for release in multiple regions.

Ran

  • 1080P Widescreen
  • Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish
  • “A.K.” – the acclaimed feature-length documentary on the making of Ran from writer/director Chris Marker
  • “Akira Kurosawa: The Epic and the Intimate” – documentary on the director
  • “The Samurai” – documentary on Samurai art
  • “Art of the Samurai” – interview with a Japanese art of war expert
  • BD-Live
  • 20-page collectible booklet

The Ladykillers
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English, Spanish, French and German DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Japanese
  • Introduction by filmmaker Terry Gilliam
  • “Forever Ealing” - documentary on the famed British studio
  • Audio commentary by film historian and The Ladykillers expert Philip Kemp
  • Interviews with British filmmakers Allan Scott and Terence Davies and writer Ronald Harwood on the film
  • BD-Live (includes bonus interview with British filmmaker James Mangold)
  • 20-page collectible booklet

Contempt (Le Mepris)
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • French, English, Spanish and German DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Japanese
  • Introduction by British film producer and Godard expert Colin MacCabe
  • “Once Upon a Time There Was…Contempt” – documentary on the making of the film
  • “Contempt… Tenderly” – documentary on Godard’s legacy in film
  • “The Dinosaur and the Baby” – a discussion between Godard and director Fritz Lang
  • Trailer
  • BD-Live
  • 20-page collectible booklet



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