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Title The only son ; There was a father : two films by Yasujiro Ozu.

Published [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, [2010]
©2010

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4864  Only Son  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4865  There was a Father  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 2 videodiscs (170 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 booklets.
monochrome rdacc
Series The Criterion collection ; 524.
Criterion collection ; 524.
Notes Title from container.
Credits The only son: cinematography, Sugimoto Shōjiro ; music, Itō Senji.
There was a father: cinematography, Atsuta Yūharu ; music, Gyōichi Saiki.
Contents The only son = Hitori musuko / Ōfuna Eiga, Shōchiku Kinema Kabushiki Kaisha ; gensaku, Zēmusu Maki ; kyakushoku, Ikeda Tadao, Arata Masao ; kantoku Ozu Yasujirō (1936: 83 min.).
There was a father = Chichi ariki / Shōchiku Eiga, seisaku, teikyō Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha ; kyakuhon, Ikeda Tadao, Yanai Takao, Ozu Yasujirō ; [kantoku, Ozu Yasujirō] (1942 : 87 min.).
Notes Special features: video interviews with film scholars Tadao Sato, David Bordwell, and Kristin Thompson; new and improved English subtitle translations; booklets containing essays by critic and historian Tony Rayns, an appreciation of actor Chishu Ryu by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie, and comments by Ryu on director Yasujiro Ozu.
Performers The only son: Iida Chōko, Himori Shinʼichi, Hayama Masao.
There was a father: Ryū Chishū, Sano Shūji, Tsuda Haruhiko, Saburi Shin, Sakamoto Takeshi, Mito Mitsuko, Ōtsuka Masayoshi, Himori Shinʼichi.
Summary The only son: The story examines the motherly love of a peasant woman who gives up everything so that her son can receive education in Tokyo. Ten years later, the mother pays her son a visit in Tokyo, believing that he has become a successful young man. However, upon arrival, she is bitterly disappointed to find out that her son is working as a night-school teacher and living in poverty with his family.
There was a father: After the death of his wife, a school teacher raises his son alone in Kanazawa. One day the father accompanies his students on a field trip and one is fatally injured. Taking responsibility for the accident, the father puts his son in a boarding school and goes to work in a factory in Tokyo. The son grows up to become a teacher and eventually meets his father again. He expresses his desire to quit his job, move to Tokyo and live together with his father. The father is horrified at this idea and admonishes his son to return to his work and not put his own feelings above his responsibilities.
System notes DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital, mono.; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Language notes In Japanese with English subtitles.
Other author Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963.
Ikeda, Tadao, 1905-1964.
Arata, Masao.
Iida, Choko, 1897-1972.
Himori, Shinʼichi, 1907-1959.
Hayama, Masao.
Yanai, Takao, 1902-1981.
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993.
Sano, Shūji, 1912-1978.
Tsuda, Haruhiko.
Saburi, Shin, 1909-1982.
Sakamoto, Takeshi, 1899-1974.
Ōtsuka, Masayoshi, 1938-
Mito, Mitsuko.
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
Subject Mothers and sons -- Japan -- Drama.
Families -- Japan -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Japan -- Drama.
Widowers -- Japan -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other title Hitori musuko.
There was a father.
Chichi ariki.
Standard Number 715515060813
ISBN 9781604653045
1604653043
Publisher Number CC1916d Criterion Collection