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Tokyo Story (Blu-ray + DVD) Blu Ray

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The film that made Ozu's reputation in the west (it was also a big hit in Japan) is plotted a little more schematically than most of his masterpieces but is nonetheless one of his most emotionally piercing films.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and region B Blu-ray It will require a region B Blu-ray player to play the Blu-ray and DVD or a Region 2 DVD player for the DVD Yasujiro Ozu&39;s most enduring masterpiece Tokyo Story is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty expectation and regret From the simple tale of the elderly Hirayma couple&39;s visit to Tokyo to see their grown-up children Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation A constant fixture of critics&39; polls Tokyo Story is now available for the first time on Blu-ray from the BFI Also contains full length feature Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family a sharp critique of bourgeois frivolity as an extra Actors Chishû Ryû Chieko Higashiyama Setsuko Hara Haruko Sugimura Sô Yamamura Kuniko Miyake Kyôko Kagawa Eijirô Tôno & Nobuo Nakamura Director Yasujiro Ozu Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1953 Languages Japanese Subtitles English Duration 2 hours and 16 minutes (approx)

YasujirĂ´ Ozu directs this 1950s Japanese drama that revolves around ageing, mortality and intergenerational tensions. When elderly couple Tomi and Shukichi Hirayama (Chieko Higashiyama and Chishu Ryu) travel from their rural village home to Tokyo to visit their married son and daughter their reception is disappointing. Met with selfish indifference and impatience by their children and their grandchildren, they are soon packed off to a spa - but when Tomi falls ill, her descendants are forced to re-evaluate their priorities.

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