Blu-ray Release: The Emperor in August

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 15, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $24.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The Emperor in August is a 2015 Japanese historical drama, directed by Masato Harada (Chronicle of My Mother).

The foreign film concerns the last days before Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II. It focuses on Emperor Hirohito (Masahiro Motoki), Prime Minister Suzuki (Tsutomo Yamazaki), and War Minister Anami (Kôji Yakusho), contemplating the repercussions of the Potsdam Declaration, a failed military coup, and, more horribly, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition of the movie include an isolated music track and an original theatrical trailer as bonus features.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.