Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story

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Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963, screenwriter,
Noda, Kōgo, 1893-1968, screenwriter.
Yamamoto, Takeshi, 1908-1972, film producer.
Hara, Setsuko, 1920-2015, actor.
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993, actor,
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013].
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[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013].
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (10 pages : black and white illustrations ; 19 x 59 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm)
715515172417, 037429183922


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
General Note
Full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
General Note
Special features: New digital restoration from a 4K film transfer. Disc 1. Audio commentary recorded in 2003 (featuring David Desser, editor of Ozu's "Tokyo Story"); Talking with Ozu (created by Shochiku to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of director Yasujiro Ozu's birth, this 1993 documentary features filmmakers Stanley Kwan, Aki Kaurismäki, Claire Denis, Lindsay Anderson, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, and Hou Hsiao-hsien reflecting on the importance of Ozu and his films); Trailer. Disc 2. I lived, but... (1983 documentary directed by Kazuo Inoue, features interviews with actors Chishu Ryu, Mariko Okada, and Haruko Sugimura; filmmaker Shohei Imamura, director Yasujiro Ozu's former assistant; critics Donald Richie and Tadao Sato; and many others on whom Ozu had a profound impact; Chishu Ryu and Shochiku's Ofuna Studio (45 min. documentary from 1988 looks at actor Chishu Ryu's sixty-year career with Shochiku and the work he did at its Ofuna Studio, including his many celebrated roles in the films of Yasujiro Ozu). Insert features an essay by critic David Bordwell.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography by Yuharu Atsuta ; art direction by Tatsuo Hamada ; music by Takanobu Saito ; edited by Yoshiyasu Hamamura.
Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyoko Kagawa, Eijiro Tono, Nobuo Nakamura, Shiro Osaka, Hisao Toake, Teruko Nagaoka, Zen Murase, Mitsuhiro Mori.
A self-centered couple is inconvenienced by a parental visit. When the mother falls ill, her children hasten to be with her.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Japanese language soundtrack with English subtitles.
British Film Institute Awards, 1958: Sutherland Trophy (Yasujirō Ozu)
Mainichi Film Concours, 1954: Best Supporting Actress (Haruko Sugimura)


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ozu, Y., Noda, K., Yamamoto, T., Hara, S., Ryū, C., Higashiyama, C., Sugimura, H., Yamamura, S., Miyake, K., Kagawa, K., Tōno, E., Nakamura, N., Ōsaka, S., Toake, H., Nagaoka, T., Atsuta, Y., Hamada, T., Saitō, T., Hamamura, Y., Desser, D., Kwan, S., Kaurismäki, A., Denis, C., Anderson, L., Schrader, P., Wenders, W., Hou, X., Inoue, K., Okada, M., Imamura, S., Richie, D., Satō, T., & Bordwell, D. (2013). Tōkyō monogatari =: Tokyo story (Two-DVD special edition. Second printing 2016.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Yasujirō Ozu et al.. 2013. Tōkyō Monogatari =: Tokyo Story. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Yasujirō Ozu et al.. Tōkyō Monogatari =: Tokyo Story The Criterion Collection, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ozu, Yasujirō, et al. Tōkyō Monogatari =: Tokyo Story Two-DVD special edition. Second printing 2016., The Criterion Collection, 2013.

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