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Good Morning

Yasujiro Ozu

 
Good Morning (Criterion Blu-Ray)

16 May 2017

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Japan
  • 1959
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #84

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.

Cast

IsamuMasahiko Shimazu
MinoruKoji Shidara
TamikoKuniko Miyake
Setsuko Arita Yoshiko Kuga
Keitaro HayashiChishu Ryu
Kikue HaraguchiHaruko Sugimura

Credits

Disc 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

    New cover by Tatsuro Kiuchi

Film Essays

Good Morning

By Rick Prelinger August 28, 2000

Good Morning is the wildcard in Yasujiro Ozu’s career, the film that looks least like all his others, and one of the few where he sees the world through childrens’ eyes rather than those of an . . . Read more »

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By Michael Sragow November 25, 2016

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The Signature Style of Yasujiro Ozu

December 11, 2015

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Photo Galleries

Ozu’s Cinephilia

By :: kogonada June 04, 2014


Film Essays

Good Morning

By Rick Prelinger August 28, 2000

Good Morning is the wildcard in Yasujiro Ozu’s career, the film that looks least like all his others, and one of the few where he sees the world through childrens’ eyes rather than those of an . . . Read more »

Other Editions

Good Morning (Criterion DVD)

16 May 2017

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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