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Title The gangster films : three silent films / by Yasujiro Ozu
Published [London, England] British Film Institute, [2013]


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Description 2 videodiscs (251 min.) : silent, black & white ; 12 cm + 1 booklet (32 pages)
DVD video 4 3/4 in
Series Ozu collection
Ozu collection
Contents Disc 1. Walk cheerfully = Hogaraka ni ayume (92 min.) -- Disc 2. That night's wife = Sono yo no tsuma (63 min.) -- Dragnet girl = Hijosen no onna (96 min.)
Summary Yasujiro Ozu honed his craft in the early 1930s, a time when young Japanese directors were experimenting with cinematic conventions. This two-disc set features three gangster-genre films in which Ozu mixes a Hollywood-infused dynamism with elements of his later style
Notes Catalogued from container
Special features: "A straightforward boy" (1929; 13 min.); "Ozu : emotion and poetry," extract from Asian-cinema expert Tony Rayns' 2010 lecture (2012, 10 min.)
Japanese titles from container
Credits Director, Yasujiro Ozu ; script, Tadao Ikeda and Kogo Noda ("That night's wife")
Cast Walk cheerfully: Minoru Takada, Hiroko Kawasaki, Hisao Yoshitani
That night's wife: Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yagumo, Togo Yamamoto
Dragnet girl: Kinuyo Tanaka, Joji Oka, Sumiko Mizukubo
A straightforward boy: Tatsuo Saito, Tomio Aoki, Takeshi Sakamoto
Notes Censorship classification: 12 + (U.K.)
Censorship rating: PG "Mild themes and violence"
DVD9; PAL; Region 2; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Silent with music, and Japanese intertitles with English subtitles
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Motion pictures, Japanese.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Gangster films.
Silent films.
Video recordings.
Author Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963, director
Ikeda, Tadao, 1905-1964, screenwriter
Noda, Kōgo, 1893-1968, screenwriter
Takada, Minoru, 1899-1977, actor
Kawasaki, Hiroko, 1912-1971, actor
Yoshitani, Hisao, actor
Okada, Tokihiko, 1903-1934, actor
Yagumo, Emiko, 1903-1979, actor
Yamamato, Togo, actor
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977, actor
Oka, Jōji, 1902-1970, actor
Mizukubo, Sumiko, 1916- actor
Saito, Tatsuo, actor
Aoki, Tomio, actor
Sakamoto, Takeshi, 1899-1974, actor
British Film Institute.
OTHER TI Hogaraka ni ayume (Motion picture : 1930)
Sono yo no tsuma (Motion picture : 1930)
Hijosen no onna (Motion picture : 1933)
Other Titles Walk cheerfully
That night's wife
Dragnet girl
Ozu : emotion and poetry
Straightforward boy