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Win HIROSHIMA Blu-ray From Arrow Academy
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Arrow Video US is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the new Arrow Academy Blu-ray of HIROSHIMA (ひろしま, 1953). The film is a powerful evocation of the devastation wrought by the world’s first deployment of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, based on the written eye-witness accounts of its child survivors compiled by Dr. Arata Osada for the 1951 book Children Of The A Bomb: Testament Of The Boys And Girls Of Hiroshima.
Adapted for the screen by independent director Hideo Sekigawa (LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF THE SEA, TOKYO UNTOUCHABLE) and screenwriter Yasutaro Yagi (THEATRE OF LIFE, RICE), Hiroshima combines a harrowing documentary realism with moving human drama, in a tale of the suffering, endurance and survival of a group of teachers, their students and their families. It boasts a rousing score composed by Akira Ifukube (GODZILLA) and an all-star cast including Yumeji Tsukioka (LATE SPRING, THE ETERNAL BREASTS), Isuzu Yamada (THRONE OF BLOOD, YOJIMBO) and Eiji Okada (HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, WOMAN IN THE DUNES), appearing alongside an estimated 90,000 residents from the city as extras, including many survivors from that fateful day on August 6, 1945.