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Tokyo Story (Blu-ray+DVD) (UK Version) Blu-ray Region B

Hara Setsuko (Actor) | Kasatomi Shu (Actor) | Ozu Yasujiro (Director) | Sugimura Haruko
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Product Title: Tokyo Story (Blu-ray+DVD) (UK Version) 東京物語 (Blu-ray+DVD) (英國版) 东京物语 (Blu-ray+DVD) (英国版) 東京物語 Tokyo Story (Blu-ray+DVD) (UK Version)
Artist Name(s): Hara Setsuko (Actor) | Kasatomi Shu (Actor) | Ozu Yasujiro | Sugimura Haruko | Higashiyama Chieko | Yuharu Atsuta | Noda Kogo 原節子 (Actor) | 笠智眾 (Actor) | 小津安二郎 | 杉村春子 | Higashiyama Chieko | Yuharu Atsuta | 野田高梧 原节子 (Actor) | 笠智众 (Actor) | 小津安二郎 | 杉村春子 | Higashiyama Chieko | Yuharu Atsuta | Noda Kogo 原節子 (Actor) | 笠智衆 (Actor) | 小津安二郎 | 杉村春子 | 東山千榮子 | 厚田雄春 | Noda Kogo Hara Setsuko (Actor) | Kasatomi Shu (Actor) | Ozu Yasujiro | Sugimura Haruko | Higashiyama Chieko | Yuharu Atsuta | Noda Kogo
Director: Ozu Yasujiro 小津安二郎 小津安二郎 小津安二郎 Ozu Yasujiro
Producer: Yamamoto Takeshi 山本武 Yamamoto Takeshi Yamamoto Takeshi Yamamoto Takeshi
Blu-ray Region Code: B - Europe, Africa, Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand), Middle East, French Territories, Greenland What is it?
Release Date: 2010-05-03
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: PAL What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1, Widescreen
Color Information: Black & White
Disc Format(s): 50 GB - Double Layer, Blu-ray
Duration: 136 (mins)
Publisher: BFI VIDEO
Other Information: 2DVDs
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1022431610

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Extra Features:
- Standard Definition and High Definition presentations of Tokyo Story (DVD and Blu-ray)
- Standard Definition presentation of Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (DVD only)
- Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essay by Professor Joan Mellen and director biography by Tony Rayns
- New and improved English Subtitles

Director: Yasujiro Qzu

  An aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, travels 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. Without much moral judgement, Ozu depicts the widening gap between generations and the strain of modernisation on personal relations with great sensitivity and sympathy. An elegy on the disintegration of the traditional Japanese family.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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November 14, 2014

This customer review refers to Tokyo Story (Hong Kong Version)
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One of the all-time greats Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
With "Tokyo Story", director Ozu Yasujiro employs the simplest of stories to create one of the greatest films of all time. Elderly couple Shukichi (Chishu Ryu) and Tomi Hirayama (Higashiyama Chieko) journey from their remote hometown to Tokyo to visit their adult offspring, the doctor Koichi (Yamamura So) and the beauty parlor owner Shige (Sugimura Haruko). Koichi and Shige, however, are caught up in the busy-ness of their daily lives and so fail to offer much time at all to spend with their loving parents. Only their childless daughter-in-law Noriko (Hara Setsuko), whose husband died eight years earlier in the final year of the second world war, takes the time from her work and personal life to welcome the old couple.

Koichi and Shige, on the other hand, rather than embracing the old folks, dispatch them to a hot springs spa characterized by loud music, drinking, and all-night mahjong games. Shukichi and Tomi take the hint and decide that it is time to head home. On the journey home, Tomi falls seriously ill. Ironically, with Tomi in a coma from which she will not awake, her adult children now make the time to return to their hometown to grieve the loss of the mother whom days earlier they ignored.

The film, while developing timeless themes, is anchored in the Japan of 1953, in which the nation was struggling to get off its back after the devastation of World War 2. Ozu brings his distinctive visual style to the film, using his characteristic tatami-mat camera angles, having his characters speak directly into the camera, and employing connecting shots featuring trains and smokestacks. "Tokyo Story" boasts several notable performances, particularly Chishu Ryu convincingly playing a man a good 20 years older than Chishu's actual age, Hara Setsuko particularly brilliant in a late scene in which she confesses her conflicting emotions to her father-in-law, and Sugimura Haruko as the unfailingly cheap and calculating hairdresser. Truly, a cinematic classic.
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