Snow Falling on Cedars poster

DVD & Blu-ray Release Date

DVD: Snow Falling on Cedars DVD release date is set for May 30, 2000. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.

Blu-ray: Snow Falling on Cedars Blu-ray will be available the same day as the DVD. Blu-ray and DVD releases are typically released around 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital: Snow Falling on Cedars digital release from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases. The estimate release date is May 2000. We will update this page with more details as they become available. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release.

Snow Falling on Cedars stars Ethan Hawke, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney, Anne Suzuki, Rick Yune. View everything you need to know about the movie below.



IMDb Rating




Theater Date

January 7, 2000


In 1950, Carl Heine, Jr., a local fisherman in Mossyrock, WA., has gone missing in heavy fog and is later found dead, entangled in his fishing nets with a large gash on his head. A battery found on Carl’s boat is determined to be owned by Kazuo Miyamoto, a Japanese fisherman who was boyhood friends with Carl. Kazuo is arrested and put on trial for Carl’s murder. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the local Japanese-American residents of Mossyrock were sent to internment camps. During the trial, Ishmael Chambers, a local newspaper reporter, discovers that years earlier, Carl’s mother, Etta, had scuttled a land deal between her husband and Kazuo’s family, and this could be a motive for the murder. Ishmael is reluctant to bring this information out because he and Kazuo’s wife, Hatsue, were previously lovers.

PG-13 Rating

Snow Falling on Cedars DVD/Blu-ray is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).


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Reviews [star rating=”6.7″ ]

The movie currently has a 6.7 out of 10 IMDb rating and 44 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.



Box Office

$14.4 million


Drama, Romance



Theatrical Release Date: January 7, 2000
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: May 30, 2000
Age Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 127 minutes
Budget: $35,000,000
Box Office: $14.4 million
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English