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Tokyo Story: Combi Pack (Blu-ray & DVD) (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Released on 19 July 2010

Featuring: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama & Setsuko Hara

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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Yasujiro Ozu'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'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' 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.
  • Region 0
  • Dual Format Edition: includes both Blu-ray and the DVD versions of the main feature
  • Transferred from best available film elements to High Definition
  • Also contains full length Ozu feature, Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (DVD only)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays and film notes

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 An ageless story

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It's an age-old story: elderly parents travel to see their grown children who are all so wrapped up in their own lives they fail to see how their father and mother are coming to the end of their existence. The difference here is that it is told in painstaking, fastidious detail by one of cinema's great observationists. Director Yasujiro Ozu uses a static camera throughout to focus intently on what is being said and - probably more importantly - not being said between the elderly couple and their quite frankly appallingly selfish children. It also offers us a fascinating insight into how tradition and modernism were co-existing in post-war Japan. Very slow-going, probably too dramaticallly inert for many viewers, this nevertheless exerts a quiet power and fascination.

ActorsChishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, Sô Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyôko Kagawa, Eijirô Tôno & Nobuo Nakamura
DirectorYasujiro Ozu
CertificateUniversal Suitable for All
Year1953
LanguagesJapanese
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration2 hours and 16 minutes (approx)