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Title Ochazuka no aji [videorecording] = The flavor of green tea over rice / Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha ; kyakuhon Noda Kōgo, Ozu Yasujirō ; seisaku Yamamoto Takeshi ; kantoku Ozu Yasujirō.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja OCH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (116 and 72 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; 19 cm)
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 989
Criterion collection ; 989.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation (4:3 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital mono.
Language Japanese dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Cast The flavor of green tea over rice: Michiyo Kogure, Shin Saburi, Kōji Tsuruta, Chishū Ryū, Chikage Awashima, Keiko Tsushima.
What did the lady forget? : Sumiko Kurshima, Tatsuo Saitō, Michiko Kuwano, Shuji Sano.
Credits The flavor of green tea over rice: director of photography, Yūharu Atsuta ; editor, Hamamura Yoshiyasu ; music, Saitō Ichirō.
What did the lady forget?: director of photography, Yūharu Atsuta, Hideo Shigehara ; editor, Kenkichi Hara ; music, Senji Itō.
Note The flavor of green tea over rice: originally released as a motion picture in 1952. What did the lady forget?: originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Digitally restored by Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Contents [disc 1]. Ochazuka no aji = The flavor of green tea over rice (116 min.) -- [disc 2]. What did the lady forget? = Shukujo wa nani o wasuretaka (72 min.)
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife's city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband's small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change--in the form of her headstrong, modern niece--sweeps over their household. The director's abiding concern with family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, with a wry, tender humor and buoyant expansiveness that moves the action from the home into the baseball stadiums, pachinki parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo"--Container.
Note Features: New 4K digital restoration; What Did the Lady Forget?, a 1937 feature by Yasujiro Ozu; New video essay by film scholar David Bordwell; Ozu & Noda, a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu's longtime collaboration with screenwriter Kogo Noda; New English subtitle translation; An essay by scholar Junji Yoshida.
Subject Spouses -- Japan -- Drama.
Marital conflict -- Drama.
Nieces -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Arranged marriage -- Japan -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Domestic drama (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963, film director, screenwriter.
Noda, Kōgo, 1893-1968, screenwriter.
Yamamoto, Takeshi, 1908-1972, film producer.
Kogure, Michiyo, actor.
Saburi, Shin, 1909-1982, actor.
Tsuruta, Kōji, 1924-1987, actor.
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993, actor.
Awashima, Chikage, actor.
Tsushima, Keiko, 1926-2012, actor.
Atsuta, Yūharu, 1905-1992, director of photography.
Saitō, Ichirō, 1909-1979, composer (expression)
Fushimi, Akira, screenwriter.
Maki, James, screenwriter.
Kurishima, Sumiko, 1902-1987, actor.
Saito, Tatsuo, actor.
Kuwano, Michiko, 1915-1946, actor.
Sano, Shūji, 1912-1978, actor.
Itō, Senji, composer (expression)
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Flavor of green tea over rice
Container of (work): Shukujo wa nani o wasuretaka (Motion picture)
Container of (work): What did the lady forget? (Motion picture)
Shukujo wa nani o wasuretaka.
What did the lady forget?
ISBN 9781681436333
Standard No. 715515233910
Music No. CC3062DDVD The Criterion Collection

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