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NEW RESTORATION!  Inspired by an actual event during WWII, Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan, tells the story of a dozen Japanese sailors who are stranded on the remote island of Anatahan during the waning days of the war. The war ends, unbeknownst to the men, and they engage in their own private war for dominance of their island domain and possession of the sole woman in their midst, Keiko (Akemi Negishi), the so-called “Queen Bee” of Anatahan.


  • New 2K restoration of the uncensored 1958 version (Sternberg’s preferred cut of the film)
  • With restored audio
  • The complete 1953 version of Anatahan
  • Visual essay by Tag Gallagher
  • Interview with Nicholas von Sternberg
  • U.S. Navy footage of the actual survivors of Anatahan
  • Immediately after their “surrender”
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Year: 1953
  • Running Time: 91
  • Color Type: Black & White
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Country: Japan
  • Language: English, Japanese w English subtitles

Label: Kino Lorber

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

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