Only Son/There Was a Father

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Special Features

New Video Interviews with Film Scholars Tadao Sato, David Bordwell, and Kristin Thompson; ; Plus: Booklets Featuring Essays by Critic and Historian Tony Ryans, an appreciation of Actor Chishu Ryu by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie, and Comments by Ryu on Director Yasuhiro Ozu
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • UPC: 715515060813
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W
  • Time: 2:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,188

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Only Son
1. Shinshu, 1923 [4:46]
2. Possibilities for Ryosuke [5:01]
3. Mother's Decision [4:13]
4. Plans for a Visit [1:17]
5. Reunion [3:38]
6. A Grandson [3:35]
7. Special Needs [5:45]
8. Mr. Okubo [6:55]
9. The Talkies [3:54]
10. Money Issues [5:42]
11. Regrets [3:46]
12. Sacrifices [9:10]
13. Tomi [7:09]
14. An Offer of Help [4:07]
15. Mother's Pride [2:21]
16. A Renewed Spirit [7:08]
17. No More Worries [4:13]
1. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #2 -- There Was a Father
1. Father and Son [4:19]
2. The Excursion [3:00]
3. Accident [6:14]
4. Necessary Changes [5:21]
5. Boarding School [5:34]
6. A Visit from Father [7:53]
7. Old Friends [7:26]
8. Ryohei [5:12]
9. Father Knows Best [6:41]
10. A Visit Ends [4:37]
11. Ex-Students [2:48]
12. Ten Days [4:11]
13. Reunion [8:14]
14. Marriage Proposition [3:58]
15. A Doctor is Needed [3:26]
16. Loss [4:59]
17. New Beginning [3:08]
1. Color Bars [:00]
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Disc #1 -- The Only Son
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   David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
   Tadao Sato
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Disc #2 -- There Was a Father
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   David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
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