Tōkyō monogatari

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Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963 screenwriter,
Yamamoto, Takeshi, 1908-1972 film producer.
Noda, Kōgo, 1893-1968 screenwriter.
Hara, Setsuko, 1920- actor.
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993 actor,
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2013].
Rating: Not rated.
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Green Hills - Adult Movie
DVD 791.43 T6467
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Dual-format edition.
Physical Desc
3 videodiscs (136 min.) : DVD video, Blu-ray, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.)
9786315207549, 9781604657784, 1604657782


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
General Note
Special features: DVD Disc 1: Commentary (featuring Yasujiro Ozu scholar David Desser); Talking with Ozu (a forty-minute tribute to the director from 1993, featuring filmmakers Stanley Kwan, Aki Kaurismäki, Claire Denis, Lindsay Anderson, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, and Hou Hsiao-hsien); Trailer. DVD Disc 2: Ikite wa mita keredo : Ozu Yasujirō den = I lived but ... (a two-hour documentary from 1983 about Ozu's live and career, featuring interviews with actors Chishū Ryū, Mariko Okada, and Haruko Sugimura, filmmaker Shohei Imamura, critics Donald Richie and Tadao Sato); Chishū Ryū and Shochiku's Ofuna Studio (a forty-five-minute documentary from 1988 about actor Chishū Ryū's sixty-year career with Shochiku and the work he did at its Ofuna Studio). Blu-ray disc: New digital restoration from a 4k film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; Blu-ray includes all special features on DVDs; New English subtitle translation. Booklet featuring an essay by critic David Bordwell.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography by Yūharu Atsuta ; art direction by Tatsuo Hamada ; music by Takanobu Saitō ; edited by Yoshiyasu Hamamura.
880-02,Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Kyōko Kagawa, Haruko Sugimura, Sō Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Eijiro Tono, Nobuo Nakamura, Shiro Osaka, Hisao Toake, Teruko Nagaoka.
Follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her.
Target Audience
Rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; monaural; Dolby Digital.
System Details
Blu-ray; NTSC; region A; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; monaural; Dolby Digital; requires Blu-ray player.
Japanese dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ozu, Y., Yamamoto, T., Noda, K., 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., Okada, M., Imamura, S., Richie, D., Satō, T., & Bordwell, D. (2013). Tōkyō monogatari. Dual-format edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Yasujirō Ozu et al.. 2013. Tōkyō Monogatari. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Yasujirō Ozu et al., Tōkyō Monogatari. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ozu, Yasujirō, et al. Tōkyō Monogatari. Dual-format edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2013. DVD.

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