The most beautiful Ozu in color for the 1st time in a 4K restored version
Asmall kabuki theater troupe arrives in a fishing village in southern Japan. Years ago, their ringleader, Komajuro, had an affair with one of the locals. From their brief union was born a boy, Kiyoshi, who does not know the identity of his father. But the latter is not the only one Komajuro has hidden the truth from. When Sumiko, her current mistress and actress of the troupe, discovers the existence of Kiyoshi and her mother, she decides to get revenge...
Yasujiro Ozu's first feature film shot away from Shochiku, Floating Herbs is the sound and color remake of one of his own films, Histoire d'herbes volantes . Of stunning plastic beauty, this work is a miracle of the Eastmancolor process. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the presentation of Floating Grass in a restored 4K version will delight both admirers of the great director and film lovers.
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD*)
. PREFACE BY PASCAL-ALEX VINCENT * Filmmaker and teacher, Pascal-Alex Vincent is also a specialist in Japanese cinema and co-author of the Dictionary of Japanese Actors and Actresses.
. "FLOATING HERBS" BY TAKASHI SHIMIZU (7 mn) Japanese director and film critic Takashi Shimizu explains how Floating Grass , shot for Daiei and not Shochiku, differs from the rest of Ozu's filmography.
. TRAILER 2020 *
* In HD on the Blu-ray version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING • Original DTS-HD Master Audio Version 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.33 format respected • Colors • Film length: 120 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • Original Dolby Digital 1.0 Version • French Subtitles • 1.33 format respected 4/3 • Colors • Length of Film: 114 mins