The Pillow Book (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Peter Greenaway, 1996)
Release date: 29 May 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Inspired by Sei Shōnagon’s first-century diary, Peter Greenaway’s The Pillow Book is an audio-visual tour de force, and a showcase for one of British cinema’s most singular talents.

Starring Vivian Wu (8½ Women), Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) and Ken Ogata (Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters), the film is among Greenaway’s most daring and adventurous works.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original stereo audio
  • Selected scenes commentary with Peter Greenaway (2015, 38 mins)
  • The Book of the Editor (2020, 27 mins): editor Chris Wyatt recalls his work with Greenaway
  • Rosa (1992, 16 mins): performance film by Anne Teresa De Keersmaker’s Rosas dance company, directed by Peter Greenaway and shot by Sacha Vierny, newly restored from the original negative by Belgium’s Cinematek
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original theatrical calligraphic subtitle presentation
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing