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An Autumn Afternoon / A Hen in the Wind (DVD + Blu-ray) [1962]

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  • Actors: Shima Iwashita, Chishu Ryu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Shuji Sano
  • Directors: Yasujiro Ozu
  • Format: Colour, Black & White, Mono, PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: BFI Video
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2011
  • Run Time: 193 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LNSFLS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,106 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Ozu Collection

AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON + A HEN IN THE WIND (DVD + Blu-ray)
Films by Yasujiro Ozu

Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film, An Autumn Afternoon, charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth. Revisiting the story of his earlier masterpiece Late Spring (1949), Ozu once again casts Chishu Ryu in the role of Hirayama, the concerned father to unmarried Michiko. Harangued on all sides to marry off Michiko, Hirayama reluctantly prepares to bid his old life farewell. A cast of tragi-comic characters weaves seamlessly through this gently satirical portrayal of life's inevitable, endless cycle.

Ozu's rarely seen post-war melodrama, A Hen in the Wind, is also included here. In a Japan recently devastated by World War II a devoted, near-destitute mother turns to prostitution to pay medical bills when her son falls dangerously ill.

Special Features

  • Standard Definition and High Definition presentations of An Autumn Afternoon(DVD and Blu-ray)
  • Standard Definition presentation of A Hen in the Wind (DVD only)
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Kyoko Hirano and Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • New and improved English subtitles

Japan | 1962 + 1948 | colour + black and white | Japanese language, English subtitles | 113 minutes + 80 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1

Disc 1: BD25 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Region B Blu-ray
Region 2 DVD

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According to the (short but informative) booklet, the original title of this film means 'The taste of Sanma', where Sanma means mackerel pike. The film was made in 1962 and is Ozu's last. I think it may be my favourite. All the Ozu elements are there: the usual actors, the theme of marriage, the influence of Western culture, relations between generations in post-war Japan. Despite using the same actors (in different roles) and themes through the films, they never become tedious. In 'An Autumn Afternoon', a father (played by Chishu Ryu) living with his grown up (24 yrs old) daughter and younger son is gradually convinced by his friends that the daughter should marry. The daughter is not too interested, she wants to take care of dad, and the father is dependent on the daughter like a housewife. I don't know why this is my favourite Ozu, maybe because the elements are here blended in perfection, and the mix of comedy and sadness (marrying away the daughter is not an easy thing for Ryu). Here is also the bar scene where patriotic war music is played and made fun of, Japan having moved on from the rule of Hirohito and towards consumerism.
The world Ozu conjures from his usual actors, and also using the same studio props as in other movies: the office, the corridor, the home etc, is quickly drawing the wiever inside. I become involved in the social play, problems and relations and they make me forget that the same actors and setups are re-used. This world is also very patriarchal: the men have their (more or less important) jobs and they meet every night at bars for sake and whiskey, discussing how to manage their families. But at the same time, Ozu uses strong women who sometimes put fathers and brothers in their place and make fun of them.
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I was keen to see how one of Ozu's colour films held up in high definition. The transfer is fair, but still affected by age and source issues - there's some print damage, heavy grain, some instability (particularly on cuts during scenes). But overall there's a little level of detail on display than the DVDs of Ozu's films and this really allows his unique style and composition to shine. It's really a beauty to behold.

Most of Ozu's films are quiet and slow-paced, but for some reason I found this more transcendental and melancholic than his others - perhaps because it came so late in his career. There's a distinct world-weariness to the central characters and a sense of mortality that's less present, in my view, in his earlier films. It makes for quite a mature and rewarding experience to watch.

Highly recommended.
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I believe this is one of the most enjoyable films I have ever watched. A masterpiece of observation and understatement with tremendous good humour intrinsically linked in there. I am not going to outline the plot other than to say, like all later Uzo films it is a magical description of everyday life with understated drama and all the better for it. You simply have to see it and wind yourself into the Japanese psyche which is entirely different from the the cliche they appear in many instance top be laboured with.
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This was a good DVD recording and the sub-titling was also clear and easy to follow. The booklet which came with the disks was very useful.
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The last film by Ozu is one of his major masterpieces - and the copy in blu-ray magnificente. A must!
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