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Win Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Blu-Rays!

June 19th, 2020 | by admin
Win Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Blu-Rays!

David Bowie stars in Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 Palme d’Or-nominated portrait of resilience, pride, friendship and obsession among four very different men confined in the stifling jungle heat of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java during World War II.

In 1942, British officer Major Jack Celliers (Bowie) is captured by Japanese soldiers, and after a brutal trial sent, physically debilitated but indomitable in mind, to a POW camp overseen by the zealous Captain Yonoi (Ryuichi Sakamoto). Celliers’ stubbornness sees him locked in a battle of wills with the camp’s new commandant, a man obsessed with discipline and the glory of Imperial Japan who becomes unnaturally preoccupied with the young Major, while Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence (Tom Conti), the only inmate with a degree of sympathy for Japanese culture and an understanding of the language, attempts to bridge the divide through his friendship with Yonoi’s second-in-command, Sergeant Hara (Takeshi Kitano), a man possessing a surprising degree of compassion beneath his cruel façade.



The Blu-Ray was released on June 15th and to celebrate we have 2 copies to give away, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one, is answer the following question..

Who scored the soundtrack to the film?

Answers by email to [email protected]

Competition is open to UK residents only.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 26th June

**Strictly 1 entry per person**

The winners will be notified by email shortly after.

Good luck!

Blu-Ray Special Features..

– FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jasper Sharp
– High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
– Original uncompressed stereo audio
– The Man Who Left His Soul on Film (1983), Paul Joyce’s 82-minute documentary profile of Nagisa Oshima
– The Oshima Gang (1983), a 30-minute documentary following the film’s cast and makers at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival
– Video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
– Hasten Slowly (1996), a 60-minute documentary about the author of the film’s
autobiographical source novel
– Exclusive newly filmed interview with critic Tony Rayns
– Original theatrical trailer
– Image gallery
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley

Click here to order a copy

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