Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies (1931-1933) [The Criterion Collection]
3xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | HQ Scans (PNGs) | ~281 mins | 5,99 Gb + 5,85 Gb + 6,01 Gb
Silent with optional score AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Japanese intertitles with optional English subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Japan
In the late twenties and early thirties, Yasujiro Ozu was working steadily for Shochiku studios, honing his craft on dozens of silent films in various genres, from romantic melodramas to college comedies to gangster pictures—and, of course, movies about families. In these three droll domestic films—Tokyo Chorus, I Was Born, But … , and Passing Fancy, presented here with all-new scores by renowned silent-film composer Donald Sosin—Ozu movingly and humorously depicts middle-class struggles and the resentments between children and parents, establishing the emotional and aesthetic delicacy with which he would transform the landscape of cinema.