Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by Director Ridley Scott
- Black Rain The Script, The Cast
- Black Rain Making The Film: Part 1
- Black Rain Making The Film: Part 2
- Black Rain Post-Production
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital EX 6.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 10/19/1989
"...BLACK RAIN is exotic, energized entertainment..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/22/1989
"...It's a blast of pure sensation....Scintillating, like a great rock melody, superbly produced..."
Ultimate DVD - 12/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "Visually reminiscent of Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER, this taut, underrated thriller is a dark, brooding affair..."
In BLACK RAIN, a dirty New York cop learns the value of honor from a Japanese cop who in turn learns about the benefits of not-so-subtle American assertiveness. Ridley Scott's thriller features a rarely seen side of Japan seething with mob violence, prostitution, homelessness, and near-peasant rural life.
Film Noir |
Organized Crime |
Theatrical Release |
- Shot on locations in Osaka, Japan; New York City, New York; and Northern California.
- This film is not to be confused with Japanese director Shohei Imamura's BLACK RAIN, which was produced around the same time. Imamura's film deals with the lives of a Japanese family who survived the nuclear-bombing of Hiroshima. The phrase "black rain," used in both films, refers to the deadly fallout caused by the detonation of an atomic weapon.