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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

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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