Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari)
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Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari)


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Year: 1953
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama
Cast: Chieko Higashiyama, Chishu Ryu, Eijiro Tono, Haruko Sugimura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyoko Kagawa, Mitsuhiro Mori, Nobuo Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Shiro Osaka, So Yamamura, Zen Murase
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 2
Street Date: 1-Nov-14
Runtime (minutes):


A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces.

* New digital restoration from a 4K film, transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* Audio commentary featuring Yasujiro Ozu scholar David Desser, editor of Ozu’s “Tokyo Story”
* I Lived, But . . . , a two-hour documentary from 1983 about Ozu’s life and career, featuring interviews with critics and former cast and crew members
* Talking with Ozu, a forty-minute tribute to the director from 1993, featuring the reflections of filmmakers Lindsay Anderson, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Aki Kaurismäki, Stanley Kwan, Paul Schrader, and Wim Wenders
* Documentary from 1988 about actor Chishu Ryu’s career at Shochiku’s Ofuna studios, featuring a lengthy interview with Ryu
* Trailer
* New English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Bordwell

New cover illustration by F. Ron Miller

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