Tampopo - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray

Tampopo - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges - our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her cafe a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.

Special Features
New 4K Digital Restoration, With Uncompressed Monaural Soundtrack, The Making Of 'Tampopo,' A Ninety-Minute Documentary From 1986, Narrated By Director Juzo Itami, New Interview With Actor Nobuko Miyamoto, New Interview With Food Stylist Seiko Ogawa, New Interviews With Ramen Scholar Hiroshi Oosaki And Chefs Sam White, Rayneil De Guzman, Jerry Jaksich, And Ivan Orkin, Rubber Band Pistol, Itami’s 1962 Debut Short Film, New Video Essay By Filmmakers Tony Zhou And Taylor Ramos On The Film’s Themes Of Self-Improvement And Mastery Of A Craft, Trailer, New English Subtitle Translation, Plus: An Essay By Food And Culture Writer Willy Blackmore
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastKen Watanabe,Tsutomu Yamazaki,Nobuko Miyamoto
DirectorJuzo Itami
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
RegionBlu-Ray B
Run Time114
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Tags: 1980s, Criterion, Japanese