The Student Comedies:

THE OZU COLLECTION THE STUDENT COMEDIES (2 DVD) Films by Yasujiro Ozu Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) has been revered all over the world for the unique and poetic style of his films. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time Disc 1: DAYS OF YOUTH (Wakaki Hi): Ozu's earliest surviving film follows Watanabe and Yamamoto as they unknowingly compete for the same girl. I FLUNKED, BUT... (Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo): Takahashi finds a creative way to avoid doing his revision in this roguish comedy reminiscent of Harold Lloyd's The Freshman Japan | 1929 - 1930 | black and white | silent, Japanese intertitles with English subtitles | DVD9 | 99 minutes + 63 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD Disc 2: THE LADY AND THE BEARD (Shukujo to Hige): Graduate Okajima finds his old-fashioned beard makes life difficult in a comedy exploring the tension between tradition and modernity WHERE NOW ARE THE DREAMS OF YOUTH (Sieshun No Yume Ima Izuko): Ozu's long-term collaborator Kogo Noda scripts a subtle shift from light to dark as Hirano's carefree college life is marred by tragedy Japan | 1931 - 1932 | black and white | silent, Japanese intertitles with English subtitles | DVD9 | 72 minutes + 82 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD Special Features I Graduated, But... (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929, 11 minutes): surviving fragment of Ozu's early student comedy about a recent graduate struggling to find a job Newly-commissioned scores for all films by Ed Hughes featuring The Camilleri Trio and Richard Casey (Dolby Digital stereo 320kbps) Ozu: Emotion and Poetry (2011, 20 minutes): Tony Rayns discusses Ozu s early work and influences Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays from Asian cinema experts Tony Rayns and Alexander Jacoby

Year: 1929
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, Japanese Cinema
Country: Japan
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu
Duration: 316 Minutes
Rating: PG - Adult themes.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)
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