Only Son, The / There Was A Father: Two Films By Yasujiro Ozu - The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1936) / Region 1
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Only Son, The / There Was A Father: Two Films By Yasujiro Ozu - The Criterion Collection

These rare early films from Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story, An Autumn Afternoon) are considered by many to be two of the Japanese director's finest works, paving the way for a career among the most sensitive and significant in film history. The Only Son and There Was A Father make a graceful pair, bookending

a crucial period in Japanese history. In the former, Ozu's first sound film, made during a time of intense economic crisis, a mother sacrifices her own happiness for her son's education; the latter, released in the midst of World War II, stars Ozu stalwart Chishu Ryu (Late Spring, Tokyo Story) as a widowed schoolteacher trying to raise a son despite financial hardship. Criterion proudly presents these nearly lost treasures for the first time on home video.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 19 2010
  • Production Year 1936
  • Empire SKU 1530302
  • UPC Code 715515060813
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

New Video Interviews With Scholars Tadao Sato, David Bordwell, And Kristin Thompson
Plus: Booklets Featuring Essays By Critic And Historian Tony Rayns, An Appreciation Of Actor Chishu Ryu By Japanese Film Scholar Donald Richie, And Comments By Ryu On Director Yasujiro Ozu

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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