Format: DVD-5 x 4
Region: 1 - North America
Run Time: 365 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Extras: Collector's Booklet, Audio Commentary by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV, Image Gallery, Program Notes, Cast&Crew Bios, Interactive Maps, Theatrical Trailers
Director(s): Azuma MORISAKI, Shunichi KOBAYASHI, Yoji YAMADA
Author(s): Akira MIYAZAKI, Azuma MORISAKI, Shunichi KOBAYASHI, Yoji YAMADA
Starring: Chieko BAISHO, Kiyoshi ATSUMI, Shin MORIKAWA
© 1969-70 Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Can only be shipped to US and Canadian addresses.
Japan's most beloved loser visits America!
Featuring ATSUMI Kiyoshi as the lovable loser KURUMA Torajiro, the 48-film Tora-san series holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running film series starring the same actor. In a typical story-line from the series, Tora-san visits a different part of Japan where he meets a beautiful young woman, and tells her if she ever needs help, she should come visit him in his small hometown of Shibamata. After returning home to his sister Sakura and his disapproving relatives, the damsel in distress shows up, and Tora-san falls in love. Alas, his attempts to help her, and win her heart, invariably cause her to fall for someone else!
Included in the set are the first four films of the series, “It's Tough being a Man”, “Tora-san's Cherished Mother”, “Tora-san, His Tender Love”, and “Tora-san's Grand Scheme”.
Tora-san (Otoko Wa Tsuraiyo) is Japan’s classic 48-film comedy series starring the most famous traveling salesman in movie history.
Made from 1969-1995, Tora-san holds the Guinness World Record® for longest running film series starring the same actor in the title role.
Tora-san is considered to be a national treasure in Japan.
Loaded with extras including: 28-page booklet filled with series information, Interactive Maps, Audio Commentary, Director’s Reflections, and more!
"Mr. Atsumi’s Tora-san is the man who upholds tradition by living outside of it, who celebrates home by remaining homeless" -- Dave Kehr, The New York Times
"It is with the 'Tora-San' films that one can identify Yamada honing his craft" -- Coffee, Coffee...
"And yet ... everything turns out all right when he’s around, and the outsized personality, impulsive generosity and wide grin that Atsumi brings to the role makes it easy to forgive [Tora-san's] faults" -- Sean Axemaker
"Animeigo takes treasures like the 'Tora san' series that have been neglected and unavailable to Western audiences for decades and releases them with the pomp and circumstances they deserve" -- Japan Reviewed
"Best DVD of 2009" -- LardBiscuit