Masaki Kobayashi’s Human Condition Trilogy, being released as a dual format DVD and Blu Ray boxset by Arrow Academy, has been delayed until 1st August 2016.
Arrow Films have announced that they are releasing Masaki Kobayashi’s The Human Condition (Ningen no joken) on dual format DVD and blu-ray. It’s eagerly anticipated as the first blu-ray release of the high definition print from a good vendor – to date, Criterion have only released it as a four-disc DVD set.
The current published release date is the end of May 2016.
The features of the release include:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations;
Original Japanese soundtrack (uncompressed mono on the Blu-ray);
Optional English subtitles;
Introduction to the film by critic Philip Kemp;
Selected-scene commentary by Philip Kemp;
Booklet with new writing on the film by David Desser