Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas (1930-1933) [Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 42]
DVD Video, 3 x DVD5 | 1hr 40mn + 1hr 36mn + 1hr 05mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 3 x ~ 4.2 Gb
Japanese (日本語): Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 384 kbps
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
The great Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu is best known for the stately, meditative domestic dramas he made after World War II. But during his first decade at Shochiku studios, where he dabbled in many genres, he put out a trio of precisely rendered, magnificently shot and edited silent crime films about the hopes, dreams, and loves of small-time crooks. Heavily influenced in narrative and visual style by the American films that Ozu adored, these movies are revelatory early examples of his cinematic genius, accompanied here by new piano scores by Neil Brand.