Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas

Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas

 
Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas (Eclipse DVD)

DVD Collector's Set

3 Discs

SRP: $44.95

Criterion Store price:$35.96

Collector's Set Info

The great Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu is best known for the stately, meditative domestic dramas he made after World War II. But during his first decade at Shochiku studios, where he dabbled in many genres, he put out a trio of precisely rendered, magnificently shot and edited silent crime films about the hopes, dreams, and loves of small-time crooks. Heavily influenced in narrative and visual style by the American films that Ozu adored, these movies are revelatory early examples of his cinematic genius, accompanied here by new piano scores by Neil Brand.

Collector’s Set Includes

Walk Cheerfully box cover

Walk Cheerfully

Yasujiro Ozu 1930

This was the Japanese master’s first true homage to American crime movies, and it is a fleetly told, expressively shot work of humor and emotional depth.


That Night's Wife box cover

That Night's Wife

Yasujiro Ozu 1930

In noirish darkness, a man commits a shocking robbery. But, as we soon learn, this seeming criminal mastermind is actually a sensitive everyman driven to desperation by the need to provide for his family.


Dragnet Girl box cover

Dragnet Girl

Yasujiro Ozu 1933

This formally accomplished and psychologically complex gangster tale pivots on the growing attraction between Joji, a hardened career criminal, and Kazuko, the sweet-natured older sister of a newly initiated young hoodlum.

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