(aka 'Tokyo boshoku" or "Tokyo Twilight' or "Twilight in Tokyo")

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Japan 1957

 

Possibly after "Late Spring" and "Tokyo Story" this may be my favorite Ozu film. Many will instantly notice the obvious sameness Ozu's classics have (Twilight Tokyo being his last before moving to color) with similar parent/child communication themes, cast, locales, even titles in many his sublime minimalist melodramas.

 

The opening scenes of the twilight scenery completes the précised expression of the narrative involving the disintegration of the family unit - another typical conservative middle-class Japanese family. Abandoned by his wife many years hence, a father (Chishu Ryu) is coping with two daughters, one (Setsuko Hara) has separated from her husband with child in tow, the other (Ineko Arima) refuses to communicate her pregnancy and ultimate decision of abortion. Possibly Ozu's darkest film, it still maintains an extremely high level of personal awareness and family love.

Gary Tooze

Theatrical Release: April 30th, 1957 - Tokyo

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DVD Review: Panorama - Region 3 - NTSC

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Distribution Panorama (Hong Kong) - Region 3 - NTSC
Runtime 2:20:00 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.51 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio  Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, Traditional Chinese, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Panorama

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Ozu Biography (text screen)
• Ozu Filmography (text screen)

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2005

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Comments:

Aside from the standard Panorama non-HD transfer, which, although weak, is mostly adequate - the big failing of this Hong Kong DVD production company has been their subtitles - usually fraught with occasional spelling, grammar and absentee dialogue translation. I am happy to report that the subtitles are a definite improvement over previous Panorama Ozu editions. Not 100% perfect but certainly the errors are far fewer than I have noticed in the past. There are still, however dialogue strings that appear to be ignored or précised rather than directly translated.

The image is dark, but appears free of digital manipulation. Sharpness and shadow detail are quite acceptable, audio had a few fluctuations, but overall I believe this to be the only edition of this masterful film available on DVD with English subtitles. I was very pleased while viewing and recommend this until a superior replacement is produced.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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