Late Spring

1 x Blu-ray

Main Details
Identifying Codes
Barcode 7-15515-09441-2
Criterion Collection Spine # 331
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Region A
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Audio LPCM Audio Japanese 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Run Time 108 min
Notes Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent today as ever—and a strong justification for its maker’s inclusion in the pantheon of cinema’s greatest directors.

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary by Richard Peña, program director of New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center
Tokyo-ga (1985), filmmaker Wim Wenders’s ninety-two-minute documentary about director Yasujiro Ozu
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Michael Atkinson and Japanese-film historian Donald Richie, as well as Ozu’s thoughts on screenwriter Kogo Noda

New cover by Neil Kellerhouse
(No chapters specified)


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