2 DVDs (86 min.; 119 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in...
2) The only son
Criterion collection volume 525
The Criterion Collection
1 DVD (83 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future. Special feature: New interviews with film scholars Tadao Sato, David Bordwell, and Kristin Thompson.