DVD rental by mail service with over 60,000 hand-picked titles from classics to new releases. Discover great films and TV series on DVD and Blu-ray. Movies are delivered by First Class Mail to anywhere in the United States.

Home     |     Cart     |     My Account     |     My Wish List     |     Help      
 

  Search
 
  Genres:
Action Music
Animation Romance
Classic Sci-Fi
Comedy Sports
Cult Suspense
Documentary Special Int
Drama Television
Family Thriller
Foreign War
Horror Western
Independent
 
  1001 Movies You Must
   See Before You Die
  Most Requested
  Directors
  Recent Releases
  Recently Added DVDs
  Upcoming Titles
  Popular Independent
  Criterion Collection
  All Time Favorites
  AFI 100
  Staff Recommended A-M
  Staff Recommended N-Z
  Best of Contemporary
   Foreign Films
  Best of British Film
  Best of Documentary
   Films
  Rental of the Day
  Roger Ebert's
   Overlooked Film Festival
  Top Shakespeare
   Adaptations
  Best of Avant Garde
  Best of Romance
  Select Sentimental
  Cream of Comedy
  Best Recent American
   Features
  Movies by 40
   Directors to watch
  Best Cinematography
  Masters of Montage
  Hollywood
   Contemporary Classic
  Cannes Winners
  Vatican Picks
  Best American
   Independent
  Best of
   Science-Fiction
  Tying the Knot
  Top Film Noir
  Best Foreign Classics
  Best of Cult Films
  Fathers and Sons
  Meryl Streep Musts
  Christmas
  Flicks D'Amore
  Easter
 .


Photo Coming Soon
Tokyo Story (Criterion) (1953)
Rating:
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: Criterion
Subtitles:
English
Length:
135 mins

 
 

 

Yasujiro Ozu's newly restored classic Tokyo Story, considered by many as one of the finest films of all time, follows an aging couple, Tomi and Shukichi, as they journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, postwar Tokyo. Their reception however, is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to the hot springs. After Tomi falls ill, she and Shukuchi return home; the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her. From a simple tale unfolds one of the greatest of all Japanese Films. Starring Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, the film reprises one of the director's favorite themes - that of generational conflict - in a way that is quintessentially Japanese, and yet universal in its appeal.

[see also: I Lived But... (1983), a Two-Hour Documentary About the Life and Career of Yasujiro Ozu]

 
 
   
   

 
Critic's Reviews
Jake Euker FilmCritic.com Read Review
metalluk Epinions Read Review
squeemu Epinions Read Review