The funeral Osōshiki
Blu-ray - 2022
In the wake of her father's sudden passing, a successful actor (Itami's wife and frequent collaborator, Nobuko Miyamoto) and her lascivious husband leave Tokyo and return to her family home to oversee a traditional funeral. Over three days of mourning that bring illicit escapades in the woods, a surprisingly materialistic priest, and cinema's most epic sandwich handoff, the tensions between public propriety and private hypocrisy are laid bare. Deftly weaving dark comedy with poign...ant family drama, The Funeral is a fearless satire of the clash between old and new in Japanese society in which nothing, not even the finality of death, is off-limits.
- Criterion collection ;
- Feature films
Dark comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] :
The Criterion Collection
- Blu-ray special edition
- Item Description
- Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Features: High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New interviews with actors Nobuko Miyamoto and Manpei Ikeuchi; Creative Marriages: Juzo Itami & Nobuko Miyamoto, a short program produced by the Criterion Channel; Commercials for Ichiroku Tart by director Juzo Itami; Trailers; New English subtitle translation.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
- Blu-ray, region A; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio); monaural.
- Production Credits
- Cinematography by Yonezo Maeda ; edited by Akira Suzuki ; music by Joji Yuasa.
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