Good Morning / I Was Born But... (Blu-ray + DVD)

Release Date: 17 January 2011 | Certificate: Universal, suitable for all
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A bright Tokyo suburb buzzing with gossip is the backdrop to Ozu s cheerful comedy, Good Morning. Disillusioned with the seemingly meaningless talk of the adults around them, two brothers take a vow of silence when their parents refuse to buy them a television. With a dexterously woven plot, built on mishaps and misunderstandings, Good Morning pokes fun at the silliness of everyday chatter whilst gently acknowledging its fundamental necessity.

Also included here is Ozu s superb early comedy I Was Born, But... The forerunner of Good Morning, this silent masterpiece contains many similar themes but a darker edge. As brothers Ryoichi and Keiji struggle to outwit the local bully and scale the pecking order in their new neighbourhood they find out that injustice does not end with school.
* Standard Definition and High Definition presentations of Good Morning (DVD & Blu-ray)
* Standard Definition presentation of I Was Born, But... (DVD only)
* Newly recorded score for I Was Born, But... by composer Ed Hughes and the New Music Players
* Fully illustrated booklet features newly commissioned sleevenote essay by silent film curator Bryony Dixon and contemporary review by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Release Date: 17 January 2011
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all

Region 2
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 180 minutes
Production Year: 1959
Main Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Catalogue No: BFIB1070