The Third Murder, the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, After The Storm), hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The thriller centers on Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama), a high powered attorney who is defending a murder-robbery suspect named MIsumi (Kōji Yakusho). Initially hesitant at taking the job since Misumi has given a full confession and is a former convict, Shigemori eventually believes his client may be innocent after all. Kore-eda’s latest film Shoplifters (The Third Murder came out in 2017) won the coveted Palme d’Or and is Japan’s official submission for Oscar consideration (Best Foreign Language Film).

Special features on the disc include the short film (and “Best Short Film” winner at Cannes in 2017) A Gentle Night, a making-of-featurette, and a message from the cast.

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi