Kinoshita’s Blu-Ray and DVD released

Let’s Toast the Young Lady (お嬢さん乾杯, 1949) To commemorate his 100th anniversary, Shochiku announced the release of Keisuke Kinoshita’s works on Blu-ray and DVD later this month. Blu-ray Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳, 1954) Carmen Comes Home (カルメン故郷に帰る, 1952) The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, 1958) DVD Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳, 1954) Carmen Comes …

Mistresses and Lovers

This is part seven of “Films of 1949” series (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6). Though Imai’s “Green Mountain” captured the new spirit of the time, liberation from old era, the year 1949 was also at the entrance into another long turmoil; the Cold War. Joseph McCarthy gave …