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Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, May 15, 2019.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife’s city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband’s small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change—in the form of their headstrong, modern niece—sweeps over their household. The director’s abiding concern with family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, with a wry, tender humor and buoyant expansiveness that moves the action from the home into the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo.

    FILM INFO
    • Yasujiro Ozu
    • Japan
    • 1952
    • 116 minutes
    • Black & White
    • 1.37:1
    • Japanese
    • Spine #989

      SPECIAL FEATURES
      • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
      • What Did the Lady Forget?, a 1937 feature by director Yasujiro Ozu
      • New interview with film scholar David Bordwell
      • Ozu & Noda: Tateshina Diaries, a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu’s relationship with longtime screenwriter Kogo Noda
      • New English subtitle translation
      • PLUS: An essay by scholar Junji Yoshida
      New cover by Katherine Lam

      August 27, 2019
     
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    Ronald Epstein

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    Tremendously excited for this release. I love everything Ozu, and have never seen this one. Blind buy, for sure.
     
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    This has long been one of my favorite Ozu films, and I believe this is its first appearance on Home Video (at least in the US).
     
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    YES! and yes.
     
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    The last time I saw THE FLAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE was at the Walter Reade theater at Lincoln Center during a Late Ozu retrospective about 15 years ago. There was a Janus logo at the head of the film, and though many of those films in the series which are contemporaneous with THE FLAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE, such as TOKYO TWILIGHT & EARLY SPRING, have come out in Eclipse box sets, this was not one of them.
     
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