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Good Morning (The Criterion Collection)(1959) Blu-ray
 
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Good Morning Blu-ray

Ohayô
Criterion | 1959 | 93 min | Not rated | May 16, 2017

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515198011


Good Morning (The Criterion Collection)(1959) Blu-ray

Two young boys in Tokyo take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a TV set.

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishû Ryû, Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Kuniko Miyake, Haruko Sugimura, Kôji Shitara


Good Morning

Synopsis: A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning (Ohayo) tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking as an act of resistance 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 childish protagonists. Shot in stunning Technicolor and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors' new washing machine and unemployed men look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy reworks Ozu's own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

Special Features:
- New 4K digital restoration from Shochiku Co., with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- 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

STREET DATE: MAY 16.

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