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THE FILMS OF YASUJIRO OZU (Box One; Five DVD Discs). Shochiku Home Video, Japanese dialogue, no subtitles, illustrated booklet, 23,500 yen.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963), one of Japan’s finest and most influential film directors. Shochiku Co. Ltd., the company with whom he was affiliated, is honoring the centenary by holding showings of all 38 of the extant films at 16 theaters throughout Japan, and an opening retrospective at the National Film Center from Nov. 18 through Jan. 25.

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