Facet Release of Ozu's tokyo no Onna
Michael E Kerpan Jr
Wed Dec 12 18:56:47 EST 2001
Mark Nornes wrote:
> The print I saw was also contrasty, but it sounded far worse than the
> tape as far as general condition goes.
The video quality is nothing like the beautiful DVD of Lubitsch's
Marriage Circle -- but I've seen much worse.
> This is an important release, if only because in the history of Ozu
> criticism it's a key film for both Burch and Bordwell.
Yes, I feel like I ought to watch this with materials in hand to see
"who is right". ;~} But then, I wouldn't get to enjoy the film much.
> We tried to buy that Ozu LD collection on Ebay, but someone snuck up
> on us in the last 7 seconds and snatched it from us. Was that one of
> my KineJapan friends?!?!?
Not me -- I don't have a Laser disc player. Ebay is like that (but so
are in-the-flesh auctions).
Has anyone ever compared the quality of the LD releases to the
corresponding Shochiku video releases?
(Subtest -- am I going to have to break down and start acquiring my
missing pieces from Shochiku in VHS format?)
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