Late Spring: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1949) / Region A
Late Spring: The Criterion Collection

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Late Spring: The Criterion Collection

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. Loyal 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 - almost by itself justifying Ozu's inclusion in the pantheon of cinema's greatest directors.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 16 2012
  • Production Year 1949
  • Empire SKU 1602060
  • UPC Code 715515094412
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Audio Commentary By Richard Pena, 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
Booklet Featuring Essays By Critic Michael Atkinson And Japanese-Film Historian Donald Richie, As Well As Ozu's Thought On Screenwriter Kogo Noda


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

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