Dersu Uzala is the enthralling tale of an eccentric Mongolian frontiersman (Maxim Munzuk) who is taken on as a guide by a Soviet surveying crew. While the soldiers at first perceive Dersu as a naive and comical relic of an uncivilized age, he quickly proves himself otherwise with displays of ingenuity and bravery unmatched by any member of the inexperienced mapping team, on more than one occasion becoming their unlikely saviour. An amazing true story based on the memoir by Russian explorer Vladimir Arsenyev.
Filmed in the far reaches of Siberia, it took over two years for Director Akira Kurosawa to complete this timeless masterpiece of cinema which was shot in 70mm and was honoured with the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film in 1976.
Starring Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin & Mikhail Bychkov.
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray
NEW Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Stuart Galbraith IV
NEW Video interview with film writer and historian Michael Brooke
About the writer Vladimir Arseniev
About the director Akira Kurosawa
Archive footage of the real Vladimir Arseniev
Making the Film – Vintage documentary
Yuri Solomin is Speaking – interview with the actor who played Vladimir Arseniev
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Audio Original Russian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Optional English subtitles
Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork
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