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James Clavell's Shogun (1980) Blu-ray

Posted May 13, 2014 08:44 AM by Webmaster

ParamountParamount Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of executive producer James Clavell's Shogun, starring Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada, John Rhys-Davies, Frankie Sakai, Damien Thomas and Orson Welles. The landmark 1980 NBC miniseries makes it North American Blu-ray debut on July 22nd.

Synopsis: From best-selling author James Clavell ("King Rat," "Noble House") comes the sweeping award-winning story of love and war, set against the spectacular background of feudal Japan at the beginning of the 17th Century. Richard Chamberlain (TV's "Dr. Kildare," "The Thorn Birds") stars as John Blackthorne, an English navigator shipwrecked off the coast of Japan. Rescued, he becomes an eyewitness to a deadly struggle involving Tornaga (Toshira Mifune, Rashomon), a feuding warlord intent on becoming Shogun, the Supreme Military Dictator. At the same time Blackthorne is irresistibly drawn into the turmoil, he finds himself vying to become the first-ever Gai-Jin (foreigner) to be a made a samurai warrior.

Paramount has yet to detail technical specifications or special features.


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News comments (17 comments)



erlinmeyer
  May 13, 2014
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It'll be mine, fantastic scenery...hopefully a great transfer.
Sansho
  May 13, 2014
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Unexpected news in upcoming releases .. in when it comes out.

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denger76
  May 13, 2014
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This is a great mini series with wonderful art direction, story and with an amazing cast. I read the book and this story closely follows the story of a stranded Englishman in feudal Japan. If it's a good P/Q & A/Q this will be a must buy for me!
atamo
  May 13, 2014
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This is great news. I hope they divide it up into the original episodes though, unlike the DVD version which cut out the credits. I doubt they'd make the effort, but I'd love to see an integral version via seamless branching containing the additional footage shot for the movie version, or at least the movie version itself, although I'd mostly watch the superior mini series.
MoulinBlu
  May 13, 2014
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Great news, assuming nothings been cut - I didn't know there were multiple versions. I know what I'll be getting my brother-in-law for Christmas (and myself). Noble House was great too!

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Blu Titan
  May 13, 2014
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This just made my day. Awesome!!!!

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PBR
  May 13, 2014
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Wonder if they'll include the movie version
Loved this series. It started a lifetime passion of Japanese culture

kong73
  May 13, 2014
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my moms prayers have been answered!

redxrebellion
  May 13, 2014
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YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!

Tom Servo
  May 13, 2014
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Nice. That's one off my short list of TV miniseries I want to see on blu-ray. Now let's have North and South, and Into the West.

Tekka
  May 13, 2014
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The DVD versions of this already look fantastic. This will look amazing.
formula72
  May 13, 2014
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North and South, Book 1 & 2 for sure, but we can leave out book 3 altogether [ cough] awful!, anyways, yes for Shogun......

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Rl3058
  May 13, 2014
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Forget about the chopped up movie version, its not worth watching.

I'd like to see the following on Blu-ray:

Tai Pan
Noble House
North & South 1&2
Into the West

samper
  May 13, 2014
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oooooh - awesome.
penguin
  May 14, 2014
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Now for Shaka Zulu on Blu. Shogun has been out on an all region Blu in Europe for a while now and it is excellent. I guess the US release will be the same.
mongojr
  May 14, 2014
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THE TV mini-series! Only The Last Samurai came sort of close to the "fish out of water" feeling that you get with Shogun. I loved how you felt as if you were with Blackthorne immersed in a different culture/language. I second the motion about cinematography, I really hope they did some kind of restoration. The best aspect is that this series was of the age where they would have shot it on film with no CG so it should be stunning.
jayembee
  May 23, 2014
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@Rl3058: "Forget about the chopped up movie version, its not worth watching."

It was worth having at a time when the TV version wasn't available (such as back in the laserdisc days), but otherwise you know that the only reason anyone would want the movie version is for the nude scenes.


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