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Ikiru (2-Disc Blu-ray) Limited Edition slipcase version

Ikiru (2-Disc Blu-ray) Limited Edition slipcase version

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Director: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Takashi Shimura and Miki Odagiri

Region: B

Label: BFI

***Preorder for release 19 August 2024. Payment taken at checkout. Orders shipped in full closer to the release date***

IKIRU (1952) directed by Akira Kurosawa is an intensely lyrical and moving film, and was one of Kurosawa's own favourites.

Featuring a beautifully nuanced performance by Takashi Shimura as a bureaucrat diagnosed with stomach cancer, Ikiru is an intensely lyrical and moving film which explores the nature of existence and how we find meaning in our lives.


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Special Features

  • Restored in 4K and presented in High Definition (2-disc limited edition)
  • Introduction by Alex Cox (2003, 15 mins)
  • Newly commissioned audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin
  • Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create – Ikiru (2003, 42 mins): created as part of the Toho Masterworks series and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others
  • It's Ours Whatever They Say (1972, 39 mins): a community action film telling of the battle fought by young mothers against Islington council to establish a playground for children on a derelict site
  • The People People (1970, 22 mins): intended for school leavers, this COI film shows the vast range and variety of jobs available within the Civil Service, highlighting the ways in which civil servants help individuals, the community in general and Parliament
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Includes slipcase and illustrated booklet with a new essay on the film by Tony Rayns
  • Other extras TBC

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