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Late spring = Banshun  Cover Image DVD DVD

Late spring = Banshun

晚春 [videorecording] = Late spring / 松竹映画 原作 小津安二郎 纐

Summary: The story of a widower and his daughter who through devotion to him is getting past a marriageable age. The father pretends to marry a young wife so his daughter will feel less obligated to stay with him. She marries and he prepares to live the remainder of his life alone.

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  • ISBN: 0780030176
  • ISBN: 9780780030176
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    2 videodiscs (approximately 200 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1̀ booklet (19 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Banshun: Originally released as a motion picture in 1949. Tokyo-ga: Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: Disc one: Audio commentary by Richard Peña, program director of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center ; Disc two: "Tokyo-Ga" (1985, 92 min.), legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu; Booklet features a new essay by critic Michael Atkinson and renowned Japanese film historian Donald Richie.
Banshun: based on the novel by Kazuo Hirotsu.
Formatted Contents Note: disc 1. Late Spring -- disc 2. Tokyo-ga.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Producer, Takeshi Yamamoto; cinematography, Yuhara Atsuta ; art director, Tatsuo Hamada ; editor, Yoshiyasu Hamamura ; music, Senji Ito.
Participant or Performer Note: Banshun: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura, Hohi Aoki, Jun Usami, Kuniko Miyake, Masao Mishima, Yoshiko Tsubouchi, Yoko Katsuragi, Toyoko Takahashi, Ichiro Shimizu, Jun Tanizaki, Yoko Benisawa.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., restored high-definition digital transfer.
Language Note:
Banshun has Japanese dialogue, with optional English subtitles. Tokyo-ga is in English, Japanese, and German with no subtitles.
Subject: Ozu, Yasujirō 1903-1963
Ozu, Yasujirō 1903-1963
Fathers and daughters Japan Drama
Arranged marriage Japan Drama
Arranged marriage
Fathers and daughters
Tokyo (Japan)
Japan Tokyo
Genre: Family -- Feature.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Foreign films.
Japanese language materials.
Feature films.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Japanese films.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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