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Tokyo Story (Dual Format Edition) (BFI Top 50) (3) Tokyo Story (Dual Format Edition) (BFI Top 50) (3)

A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.

A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.

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Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari) (1953, 136 min)

A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife'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.

Script: Kogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu

Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (Todake no kyodai) (1941, 100 min, DVD only)

Prefiguring Tokyo Story's generational themes, Ozu's finely-honed family drama, Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, is also a sharp critique of bourgeois frivolity that achieved great success on its release in war-time Japan. After the death of her husband, Mrs Toda and her youngest daughter receive a frosty welcome from extended family. Duty collides with self-interest in this inclusive satire.

Script: Tadao Ikeda and Yasujiro Ozu

Cast: Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi, Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi

Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari) (1953, 136 min)

A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife'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.

Script: Kogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu

Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (Todake no kyodai) (1941, 100 min, DVD only)

Prefiguring Tokyo Story's generational themes, Ozu's finely-honed family drama, Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, is also a sharp critique of bourgeois frivolity that achieved great success on its release in war-time Japan. After the death of her husband, Mrs Toda and her youngest daughter receive a frosty welcome from extended family. Duty collides with self-interest in this inclusive satire.

Script: Tadao Ikeda and Yasujiro Ozu

Cast: Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi, Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi

Extras

  • Standard Definition and High Definition presentations of Tokyo Story (DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Ozu's rare Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941, 100 mins, DVD only)
  • Fully illustrated booklet features newly commissioned essay by Professor Joan Mellen and director biography by Tony Rayns
  • New and improved English subtitles

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673010563
Catalogue Number BFIB1056
Subtitle A film by Yasujiro Ozu
Product contents
  • Standard definition and high definition presentations of Tokyo Story (DVD & Blu-ray).
  • Ozu's Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941, 100 mins, DVD only).
  • Fully illustrated booklet features newly commissioned essay
Year 1953
Director Ozu, Yasujiro
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio Ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 136
DVD region 2
Certificate U

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