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Tokyo Story (Criterion Collection) (1953) back to product details  

Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, So Yamamura, Setsuko Hara, Kyoko Kagawa, Haruko Sugimura, Shiro Osaka, Zen Murase, Toru Abe, Mutsuko Sakura, Mitsuhiro Mori, Hisao Toake, Teruko Nagaoka, Eijiro Tono, Toyoko Takahashi, Kuniko Miyake, Nobuo Nakamura
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Screenwriter: Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
Cinematographer: Yuharu Atsuta, Yushun Atsuta
Editor: Yoshiyasu Hamamura
Composer (Music Score): Kojun Saito, Takanobu Saito
Production Designer: Tatsuo Hamada, Itsuo Takahashi


Screen Formats:B&W
Sound:Dolby Digital Mono
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1

Features:
Newly restored high definition digital transfer
Audio commentary by Ozu-film scholar David Desser, editor of Ozu's Tokyo Story, a compilation of writings and reviews about the film
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation
Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
I Lived But... documentary
Talking With Ozu
New essay by David Bordwell, author of Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema

Chapters:
Side #1 -- Tokyo Sotry
1. Opening Credits [2:33]
2. Preparations [3:46]
3. Arrival in Tokyo [7:10]
4. Noriko [4:12]
5. Catching Up [5:52]
6. A Change in Schedule [7:41]
7. Shige Enlists Noriko's Help [6:09]
8. Sightseeing in Tokyo [8:02]
9. The Children Make Plans [2:35]
10. Atami Hot Springs [8:04]
11. An Early Return [4:24]
12. Shukichi & Tomi Part [2:30]
13. Shukichi's Night Out [10:10]
14. Tomi Stays With Noriko [4:34]
15. Shukichi Returns to Shige's House [4:00]
16. Noriko Says Goodbye [3:58]
17. The Children See Their Parents Off [2:34]
18. A Temporary Stay in Osaka [3:42]
19. The Children Prepare to Visit [7:58]
20. Tomi's Condition Worsens [2:43]
21. The Family Gathers in Onomichi [4:55]
22. Keizo Arrives Late [6:03]
23. Funeral [2:53]
24. A Final Dinner Together [5:44]
25. Farewells [9:33]
26. "I'd Have Been Kinder to Her" [4:03]
27. Color Bars
Side #2 -- Extras
1. What Does This Nothingness Mean? [3:08]
2. Chishu Ryu [2:35]
3. A Brief History [7:09]
4. First Job [3:20]
5. Ozu's Film Career Begins [4:09]
6. The Student Series [2:33]
7. The Kihachi Series [6:28]
8. Fastidiousness [5:19]
9. The Circle of Life [6:30]
10. "I Can Wait" [7:37]
11. A Hen in the Wind [3:50]
12. Late Spring [7:36]
13. Early Summer [6:38]
14. Ozu's Mentors [2:23]
15. Worldwide Acclaim [4:48]
16. Writing With Kogo Noda [5:36]
17. Actor's Reflections [1:39]
18. Ozu and the Edo Tradition [2:59]
19. Authenticity [3:30]
20. A Director and Mentor [3:41]
21. The Shadow of Death [4:35]
22. A Rigid Framework [4:19]
23. Alone [7:43]
24. The Gardener [5:17]
25. Cancer [1:51]
26. A Full Circle [3:05]
1. Stanley Kwan [7:27]
2. Aki Kaurismaki [3:41]
3. Claire Denis [6:27]
4. Lindsay Anderson [4:22]
5. Paul Schrader [4:52]
6. Wim Wenders [7:07]
7. Hou Hsiao-Hsien [5:31]

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Tokyo Story (Criterion Collection) (1953)
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Tokyo Story (Criterion Collection) (Bonus Disc: I Lived, But...) (1953)
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