The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to confirm the titles to be released on Blu-ray in March 2021.
Available on March 8, Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece KAGEMUSHA is a historical epic that is also a mediation on the power of nature. When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, and then finds himself haunted by his spirit as well as his own ambitions. With his late colour masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returned to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career - the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendour of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power.
Following on March 29, two releases from writer and director Albert Brooks. LOST IN AMERICA is a hysterical satire on Reagan-era values, a high point in the string of restless comedies about insecure characters searching for satisfaction in the modern world that established Brooks' unique comic voice. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE is a rare feat of personal, philosophical filmmaking that happens to also be divinely entertaining.