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"Tokyo Story" (Yasujiro Ozu) BFI Bluray 4/19/2010

BFI say they will be releasing a slew of Ozu films in 2010,
starting in April, with 3 releases:

Late Spring (DVD), Early Summer (DVD), and Tokyo Story (Bluray and DVD)

This will be the world premier of Ozu in HD on Bluray, before the Japanese release, which hasn't been announced yet. Most likely to be coded for Region B. But for region-free cinephiles, a treat.
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Let's just hope Criterion puts out their own disc eventually, I'd love some Ozu in HD.
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I so far doubt Criterion actually CAN put out a Bluray of Ozu, at least until Shochiku in Japan does so first, as they both share the same region code for Bluray. But yes, it would be nice for Crit to do so. Their upcoming Kurosawa discs, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, and Seven Samurai is great news.
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What....the.....f***?
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Re: "Tokyo Story" (Yasujiro Ozu) BFI Bluray 4/19/2010

Originally Posted by manicsounds
I so far doubt Criterion actually CAN put out a Bluray of Ozu, at least until Shochiku in Japan does so first, as they both share the same region code for Bluray. But yes, it would be nice for Crit to do so. Their upcoming Kurosawa discs, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, and Seven Samurai is great news.
I must have missed something about Seven Samurai blu. Can you point me to more information?
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Re: "Tokyo Story" (Yasujiro Ozu) BFI Bluray 4/19/2010

Criterion mentioned that for March 2010, Kurosawa's 100th birthday, they wanted to release Seven Samurai on Bluray along with Yojimbo and Sanjuro, but they said the restoration is taking longer than expected, and won't be ready in time.

As for other Kurosawa plans, we had hoped to celebrate the actual centenary, in March, with a Blu-ray edition of Seven Samurai, but weeks of additional restoration have turned into months—yes, it looks really amazing—and the release won’t be until later in 2010
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Re: "Tokyo Story" (Yasujiro Ozu) BFI Bluray 4/19/2010

Yasujiro Ozu: The Noriko Trilogy BFI Blurays:

Late Spring BFI Bluray

Early Summer BFI Bluray

Tokyo Story BFI Bluray

All will have a bonus Ozu silent film as well. So all together, 6 Ozu films in hidef on April 19th.
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I ordered all three of these. I won't have a region-free Blu-ray player until Xmas, but I can enjoy the second features in the meantime, and they're all quite reasonably priced.
So all together, 6 Ozu films in hidef on April 19th.
Correction: 3 HD films, 3 SD films.
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Re: "Tokyo Story" (Yasujiro Ozu) BFI Bluray 4/19/2010

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Correction: 3 HD films, 3 SD films.
Or not! From the Criterion Forum:
Also, there's a very welcome bonus on this particular release (i.e Late Spring/The Only Son), which is that both films are included in 1080p on the Blu-ray.
Looks like I can skip the upcoming Criterion double-feature of The Only Son/There Was a Father and just Netflix the latter, which will hopefully also be 1080p on an upcoming BFI 2-fer. Now I'm definitely getting a region-free Blu-ray player for Xmas!
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Re: "Tokyo Story" (Yasujiro Ozu) BFI Bluray 4/19/2010

Late Spring/The Only Son comparisons

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