Rent Yasujiro Ozu: The Student Comedies (1932)

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Rent Yasujiro Ozu: The Student Comedies (aka Wakaki Hi / Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo / Shukujo To Hige / Seishun No Yume Ima Izuko) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu is revered for his unique and poetic style. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time.

Days of Youth (Wakaki Hi) 1929
Ozu's earliest surviving film follows students Watanabe and Yamamoto as they unknowingly compete for the same girl.

I Flunked, But ... (Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo) 1930
Takahashi finds a creative way to avoid doing his revision in this roguish comedy reminiscent of Harold Lloyd's The Freshman.

The Lady and the Beard (Shukujo To Hige) 1931
Graduate Okajima finds his old-fashioned beard makes life difficult in a comedy exploring the tension between tradition and modernity.

Where Now are the Dreams of Youth? (Seishun No Yume Ima Izuko) 1932
Ozu's long-term collaborator Kogo Noda scripts a subtle shift from light to dark as Hirano's carefree college life is marred by tragedy.
Actors:
, , , , Jiro Shirota, Junko Matsui, , , , , Nobuko Wakaba, , Kaoru Futaba, , , Hiroshi Mikura, Ichirô Okuni, Goro Yokoyama, Hiroo Wakabayashi,
Directors:
Writers:
Akira Fushimi, Yasujirô Ozu, Komatsu Kitamura, Kôgo Noda, Hiroshi Shimizu
Aka:
Wakaki Hi / Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo / Shukujo To Hige / Seishun No Yume Ima Izuko
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Romance
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/02/2012
Run Time:
316 minutes
Languages:
Japanese, Silent
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • I Graduated, But... (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929,11 mins): surviving fragment of Ozu's early student comedy
  • Newly-commissioned scores for all films by Ed Hughes featuring The Camilleri Trio and Richard Casey
  • Ozu: Emotion and Poetry (2011,20 mins): Tony Rayns discusses Ozu's early work and influences
Disc 1:
This disc includes:
- Days of Youth
- I Flunked, But ...
Disc 2:
This disc includes:
- The Lady and the Beard
- Where Now are the Dreams of Youth?

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