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Student Comedies, The (Ozu Collection) Student Comedies, The (Ozu Collection)

Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) is revered for his unique and poetic style. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time. Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) is revered for his unique and poetic style. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time.
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Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) is revered for his unique and poetic style. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time.

Disc One:

DAYS OF YOUTH (Wakaki Hi)

Ozu’s earliest surviving film follows students Watanabe and Yamamoto as they unknowingly 

compete for the same girl.
I FLUNKED, BUT…(Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo)
Takahashi finds a creative way to avoid doing his revision in this roguish comedy reminiscent of
Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman.

Disc Two:
THE LADY AND THE BEARD (Shukujo To Hige)
Graduate Okajima finds his old-fashioned beard makes life difficult in a comedy exploring the
Tension between tradition and modernity.
WHERE NOW ARE THE DREAMS OF YOUTH? (Seishun No Yume Ima Izuko)
Ozu’s long-term collaborator Kogo Noda scripts a subtle shift from light to dark as Hirano’s
carefree college life is marred by tragedy.

Special features:

  • I Graduated, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929,11 minutes): surviving fragment of Ozu’s early student comedy
  • Newly-commissioned scores for all films by Ed Hughes featuring The Camilleri Trio and Richard Casey
  • Ozu: Emotion and Poetry (2011, 20 minutes): Tony Rayns discusses Ozu’s early work and influences
  • Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays from Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns and Alexander Jacoby

Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) is revered for his unique and poetic style. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time.

Disc One:

DAYS OF YOUTH (Wakaki Hi)

Ozu’s earliest surviving film follows students Watanabe and Yamamoto as they unknowingly 

compete for the same girl.
I FLUNKED, BUT…(Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo)
Takahashi finds a creative way to avoid doing his revision in this roguish comedy reminiscent of
Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman.

Disc Two:
THE LADY AND THE BEARD (Shukujo To Hige)
Graduate Okajima finds his old-fashioned beard makes life difficult in a comedy exploring the
Tension between tradition and modernity.
WHERE NOW ARE THE DREAMS OF YOUTH? (Seishun No Yume Ima Izuko)
Ozu’s long-term collaborator Kogo Noda scripts a subtle shift from light to dark as Hirano’s
carefree college life is marred by tragedy.

Special features:

  • I Graduated, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929,11 minutes): surviving fragment of Ozu’s early student comedy
  • Newly-commissioned scores for all films by Ed Hughes featuring The Camilleri Trio and Richard Casey
  • Ozu: Emotion and Poetry (2011, 20 minutes): Tony Rayns discusses Ozu’s early work and influences
  • Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays from Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns and Alexander Jacoby

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SKU 5035673009277
Catalogue Number BFIVD927
Subtitle The Ozu Collection
Year 1929-1932
Director Ozu, Yasujiro
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour B&W
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese intertitles
Running time Disc 1: 99 minutes + 63 minutes Disc 2: 72 minutes + 82 minutes
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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