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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Blu-ray  |  War  |  09 Feb 2022
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence | Blu-ray
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This powerful prisoner-of-war drama features a stunning cast - including David Bowie in one of his greatest roles - and is the first English-language film by acclaimed Japanese director Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses). Set in Java at a Japanese POW camp in 1942, a war of wills - and unspoken erotic attraction - unfolds between a rebellious prisoner, David Bowie, and camp commandant Ryuichi Sakomoto, who is impressed by Bowie's defiance while bilingual prisoner Tom Conti (Mr. Lawrence) engages in a more adversarial relationship with sadistic sergeant Takeshi Kitano (Hana Bi), who finally offers Lawrence a sinister 'Christmas' present. Fine performances by Conti, Kitano (his first dramatic role), Sakamoto (his acting debut, he also contributed the memorable score) and Bowie, combined with stunning cinematography and brilliant direction by one of Japan's finest filmmakers, make this a memorable and compelling war drama.

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Title: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 09 Feb 2022

Actor(s): David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Tom Conti

Sku: 2661466

Catalogue No: DAVID4557

Category: War

Disc Count: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

OFLC Rating: M

Run Time: 123

Transfer Format: 1080P HD, 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, Full Height Anamorphic

Video Format: PAL

Primary Audio: 2.0 DTS HD

Language: English, 2.0 DTS HD

Region Code: A,B,C

OFLC Advice: Moderate Themes And Violence

Production Studio: Umbrella

Dubbed Languages: Umbrella

Director(s): Nagisa Oshima

Genre: War,


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