The Ozu Collection
TOYKO STORY + BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE TODA FAMILY (DVD + Blu-ray)
Films by Yasujiro Ozu
A constant fixture in critics polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of fifial duty, expectations and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife'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.
Ozu's incisive satire, Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, also included here, explores similar themes. After the death of her husband, Mrs Toda and her youngest daughter receive a frosty welcome from extended family.
- 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 Ryans
- New and improved English subtitles
Japan | 1953 + 1941 | black and white | Japanese language, English subtitles | 136 minutes + 100 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) + Dolby Digital mono audio (192kbps)
Region B Blu-ray
Region 2 DVD
'The poet of family life' --Derek Malcolm