The latest volume in the BFI's ongoing releases of the works of Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) focuses on his crime films. These rare, silent works mix the thrills of western filmmaking with compositions that served as a forerunner to his renowned, mature, post-war style.
All films are presented here with newly commissioned scores by Ed Hughes.
The set includes: Walk Cheerfully (1930, 92 min), That Night's Wife (1930, 63 min), and Dragnet Girl (1933, 96 min).
A Straightforward Boy (1929, 13 mins): a kidnapped boy gets the better of the baddies in this surviving fragment of the film, directed by Ozu, which shot its Tomio Aoki, its young star, to fame.
Ozu: Emotion and Poetry (2012, 10 mins): extract from Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns' 2010 lecture
Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays
<ul> <li>Digitally remastered with newly created English subtitles.</li> <li>The only surviving fragment of A Straightforward Boy (1929, 13 min).</li> <li>Newly commissioned scores by composer Ed Hughes.</li> <li>Illustrated booklet with new essays and co