Blu-ray Release: Sayonara

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 14, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

A romantic drama openly dealing with racism and prejudice, Sayonara (1957) stars Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront) as an Air Force major who falls in love with a Japanese actress (Miiko Taka) while stationed near Kobe, Japan during the Korean War. Like his crew chief, Joe (Red Buttons, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) – just married to a Japanese woman (Miyoshi Umeki) – the Major suddenly finds himself having to contend with a cruel military policy and an all-but-general bias against miscegenation.

Sensitively directed by Joshua Logan, and featuring a superlative Franz Waxman score and a celebrated title song by Irving Berlin.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition of the drama includes an isolated music and effects track and an original theatrical trailer.

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!

About Laurence

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.