Good Morning: The Criterion Collection

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Good Morning: The Criterion Collection

A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning Technicolor and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesman, this charming comedy refashions Ozu's own silent classic I Was Born, But... to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 11 2017
  • Production Year 1959
  • Empire SKU 1903325
  • UPC Code 715515198011
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy masterpiece, with a score composed by Donald Sosin in 2008
Surviving excerpt from A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu
New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns
New interview with film scholar David Bordwell
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.37:1 Color

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