Ozu: Three Melodramas (2 disc DVD set)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu
Japan 1933-1956 | Black & White | | Cert U | Drama
*2 disc DVD set, available from 18 June 2012*
Three films by Japanese master director Yasujiro Ozu. Melodrama is not a word usually associated with Ozu's quietly poetic oeuvre, but his post-war Early Spring (1956) and Tokyo Twilight (1957) combine darker elements with his idiosyncratic style to create powerful dramas. Also available for the first time on DVD in the UK is Ozu's rare silent Woman of Tokyo (1933), a tragic tale of misunderstood sacrifice. Woman of Tokyo features a newly commissioned score by Ed Hughes. Contains: 'Early Spring' Drama | With: Chikage Awashima, Takako Fujino, Ryô Ikebe | Japan 1956 | Black & White | 144mins | Cert U | 'Tokyo Twilight' Drama | With: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû | Japan 1957 | Black & White | Cert PG 'Woman of Tokyo'Drama | With: Yoshiko Okada, Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka | Japan 1933 | Black & White | Cert 12
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