Now restored in 4K Jim Jarmusch’s 90s classic GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI is getting a new release by Studio Canal.
Forest Whitaker (Ghost Dog) lives above the world, alongside a flock of birds, in a homemade shack on the roof of an abandoned building. Guided by the words of an ancient samurai text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through the city unnoticed. When Ghost Dog’s code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he reacts strictly in accordance with the Way of the Samurai.
Featuring great cinematography by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas), a memorable score by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, and a host of colourful character actors, GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero. Jim Jarmusch wrote the role of Ghost Dog specifically for Whitaker and it remains one of his most memorable roles. Described by Time Out as “very funny, insightful and highly original”, the film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and remains one of the director’s best-loved films.
Extras on the set are –
- Ghost Dog – The Odyssey: A Journey into the Life of a Samurai
- Deleted Scenes
- Original Trailer
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