Dersu Uzala (1975) – Imprint Collection #158


Number of Blu-ray Discs




Release Date

28 September 2022

Runtime (in minutes)


Product Code IMP3070

Kurosawa’s Academy Award winning masterpiece.

Dersu Uzala is the enthralling tale of an eccentric Mongolian frontiersman (Maxim Munzuk) who is taken on as a guide by a Russian 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.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 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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