Place to purchase early Pre/Wartime/Postwar Films of Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu and Kajiro Yamamoto

Maximilian M unlisted at
Wed Mar 3 13:37:43 EST 2010


"Record of a Tenement Gentleman" was released by the UK-label Tartan (now
called Plaisades Tartan) back in 2005.
The disc however has been out-of-print for a while.


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:14 PM, Jordan Winter <jordanwinter at>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am currently writing my University dissertation on Akira Kurosawa's films
> during the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952), however when it comes to
> reviewing the wartime films of Kurosawa (for example, 'Sanshiro Sugata'
> Parts 1 and 2) and the Postwar films of Ozu ('Record of a Tenement
> Gentlemen') and Yamamoto ('Horses', 'Those Who Make Tomorrow') among other
> notable directors, the ability to find any 'watchable' content is somewhat
> disconcerting. For example, I did find and purchase a copy of 'Sanshiro
> Sugata' on eBay but the film contained out-of-sync audio and the incorrect
> subtitles.
> I was just wondering if anybody knew of a safe, and acceptable company
> (on-line or off) which deals in the large-scale distribution of
> early/Postwar Japanese films and if they ship their DVDs/video cassettes to
> the United Kingdom (I currently reside in the North of England).
> Any help would be appreciated in this manner,
> Thank you,
> Jordan
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