Good Morning [1959] [Criterion] (BLU)

Yasujiro Ozu

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Synopsis

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 salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu’s own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

 

Product Details

  • Starring: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake, Haruko Sugimura
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Fullscreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 05/16/2017
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 84

Special Features

  • I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy, with a 2008 score by Donald Sosin
  • New interview with film scholar David Bordwell
  • New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns
  • Fragment of A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
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