New 1080P High-Definition Transfer From The Negative!
Disc One: (Blu-ray)
* Audio Commentary With Director Takashi Miike And Screenwriter Daisuke Tengan
Disc Two: (DVD Standard Definition)
* New Interviews With Cast Members Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi And Ren Osugi
* International Trailers
* Booklet Essay By Author Tom Mes (Agitator: The Cinema Of Takashi Miike)
The new DVD special edition is $19.99, making the Blu-Ray a pretty good deal.
As for the movie, it's one of my all-time favorites. When I saw it theatrically, three people walked out, but I was amazed.
It currently enjoys a 76% approval rating at RottenTomatoes, which is impressive considering what a non-mainstream film this is. The director, Takashi Miike, is responsible for lots of famous Japanese gross-out movies like Ichi The Killer, Fudoh, Visitor Q, and Dead or Alive. However, Audition is a very well-produced, thoughtful, and subdued title. Graphic imagery is used sparingly but to tremendous effect.
Do not read or watch spoilers before viewing!
Edited by eastx, 06 October 2009 - 06:10 AM.