Restored in high definition, Masaki Kobayashi’s epic film achievement The Human Condition is releasing to a 3-disc Blu-ray edition from The Criterion Collection on June 8, 2021.
The Japanese trilogy was originally released to theaters between 1959 and 1961 in 3 installments of 2 parts each, but as a single movie spans 9 hours and 39 minutes (not including intermissions).
Bonus features on this Special Edition Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection include an archival interview with director Masaki Kobayashi, appreciation of Kobayashi, and interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai.
Criterion Collection’s The Human Condition is priced $59.99 on Amazon.
Blu-ray Special Edition Features
- High-definition digital restoration
- Archival interview with director Masaki Kobayashi, conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda
- Interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai
- Appreciation of Kobayashi from 2009 featuring Shinoda