Good morning Ohayō

Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha

DVD - 2017

"A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning Technicolor and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors' new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu's own silent classic I Was Born, But ... to gently satirize consumerism in po...stwar Japan"--Container.

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1st Floor DVD/MOVIE/WORLD/JAPANESE/Good Checked In
Comedy films
Feature films
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection [2017]
Corporate Author
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
Corporate Author
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha (production company)
Other Authors
Yasujirō Ozu, 1903-1963 (film director), Shizuo Yamanouchi, 1925-2021 (film producer), Kōgo Noda, 1893-1968 (screenwriter), Yoshiko Kuga (actor), Keiji Sada, 1926-1964, Chishū Ryū, 1904-1993, Kuniko Miyake, Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Kōji Shidara, Masahiko Shimazu, Sadako Sawamura, 1908-1996
Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; full screen
Item Description
DVD release of the 1959 feature film.
Special features: I was born, but ..., Yasujiro Ozu's 1932 silent comedy, with a score composed by Donald Sosin in 2008; Surviving excerpt from A Straightforward boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu; new video essay on Ozu's use of humor by David Cairns; New interview with the film scholar David Bordwell; an essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Yuharu Atsuta ; film editor, Yoshiyasu Hamamura ; music, Toshiro Mayuzumi.
  • disc 1. Good morning
  • disc 2. I was born, but...