Late Spring / The Only Son Blu-Ray + DVD

Late Spring / The Only Son Blu-Ray + DVD
Yasijiro Ozu's hugely influential award-winning masterpiece, Late Spring is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo. Noiko (Setsuko Hara) and her father, Professor Somiya (Chishu Ryu), live together in perfect harmony but old certainties are put at risk when an interfering aunt raises the question of marriage. Introducing Ozu's popular Noriko character, Late Spring poignantly examines the gradual compromise between modernity and tradition. Also included here is Ozu's first sound film, The Only Son - a powerful tale of sacrifice and hope set against the backdrop of depression-era Japan. Otsune Nonomiya (Choko Iida) works long hours in a silk factory to fund her son Ryosuke's college education in Tokyo. But when she visits him to see his new life she finds some very startling surprises.

Special Features
Standard Definition And High Definition Presentations Of Late Spring And The Only Son (DVD & Blu-Ray), Fully Illustrated Booklet With Newly Commissioned Essay By James Bell And Ozu Biography By Tony Rayns, New And Improved English Subtitles.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioJapanese PCM Mono, Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
BBFCU
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastChishu Ryu,Choko Iida,Manzaburo Umewaka,Masao Mishima,Mitsuko Yoshikawa,Haruko Sugimura,Hohi Aoki,Jun Tanizaki,Jun Usami,Kuniko Miyake,Toyo Takahashi,Yoko Katsuragi,Yoshiko Tsubouchi,Yumeji Tsukioka,Setsuko Hara,Shin'ichi Himori
ColourBlack & White
DirectorYasujiro Ozu
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageJapanese
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionBlu-Ray C
RegionBlu-Ray A
Released2010-07-19
Run Time108
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1949

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