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

Jordan Winter jordanwinter at
Wed Mar 3 11:14:44 EST 2010

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

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,

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