David Bowie starrer of "Mr. Rice's Secret" has closed a number of territories for theatrical distribution. Panorama has grabbed the film for a fall release in the United States, while CCVAS in Scandinavia, British Sky Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, ARS Media in the former Yugoslav territories and Yeni Tual in Turkey have also made deals for the film.
Artisan Entertainment has re-released one of David's "best acting performances." Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is now available on VHS at Reel.com. But note, this version DOES NOT have the english subtitles for the portions of the film in Japanese, so make sure those translation books are at hand as you view! If you're looking for a DVD version, you may have to wait awhile! Artisan has said that even if given the go-ahead it would not be available until next year.
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