Following its recent hugely popular theatrical retrospective of world-renowned Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s entire surviving films, the BFI will release all 32 films on DVD over the next three years. At least seven of these films will also be made available on Blu-ray for the first time.
The Ozu Collection launches on 19 July with the Dual Format Edition releases (both a Blu-ray and a DVD disc in one box) of Tokyo Story (1953), Early Summer (1951) and Late Spring (1949). Extra features with each of these three titles, and with subsequent releases, will include an early Ozu film that has never been available in the UK before.
Japan Centre Online is also offering the chance for two lucky customers to win a set of the 3 new releases on DVD and Blu-ray. All you have to do is enter ‘Ozu DVD Competition’ in the comments section below or when placing an order online and you will be automatically entered into our Prize Draw! Good luck! Competition now closed. Thank you to all those who entered on our blog and through orders. The winners have now been contacted my email so check your inboxes!