Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire; Paris, Texas) stopped by the Criterion office and took a stroll through the product closet. Check out what he picked, and listen to an anecdote about running into Nagisa Oshima in the most unlikely of places.
“And now I've just been informed that I'm not supposed to use the term "floating world" for this post-war milieu, as in my middle comment --- but rather only for the original Edo Yoshiwara ... So . . .”
“Given the explanation of the compound word in the film, the spelling in the English subtitles of the pre-Criterion DVD should have been "charro," but mistakenly appeared as "charo." A charro in . . .”