The story of a widower and his daughter who through devotion to him is getting past a marriageable age. The father pretends to marry a young wife so his daughter will feel less obligated to stay with him. She marries and he prepares to live the remainder of his life alone.
Banshun: Originally released as a motion picture in 1949. Tokyo-ga: Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: Disc one: Audio commentary by Richard Peña, program director of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center ; Disc two: "Tokyo-Ga" (1985, 92 min.), legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu; Booklet features a new essay by critic Michael Atkinson and renowned Japanese film historian Donald Richie.
Banshun: based on the novel by Kazuo Hirotsu.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., restored high-definition digital transfer.
Banshun has Japanese dialogue, with optional English subtitles. Tokyo-ga is in English, Japanese, and German with no subtitles.
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