Twenty-Four Eyes DVD

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Keisuke Kinoshita's Twenty-four Eyes - which beat Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai as Kinema Junpo's Best Film of 1954 and won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1955 - is one of Japan's most beloved films. In 1999 it was picked by Japanese critics as one of the ten best Japanese films of all time.

Spanning a twenty-year period, Twenty-four Eyes tells the story of a bright young teacher, Hisaki Oishi (Hideko Takamine), and her ongoing relationship with the class of twelve children, charmingly played, at various stages of their lives, by non-professional local children and young adults. The aging schoolmaster (Chishu Ryu) recognizes her talent, but Hisaki is mistrusted by the remote island community. In time, both the children and adults fall under the spell of this modern, headstrong city-girl - only to see the impending war change their lives for good.

Twenty-four Eyes came to redefine Japan's national identity with its cry for pacifism and its reverence for the innocence of youth. As cherished today as it was in 1954, this film is sublime, soul-stirring drama skilfully and gracefully directed by Kinoshita., Keisuke Kinoshita's Twenty-four Eyes - which beat Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai as Kinema Junpo's Best Film of 1954 and won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1955 - is one of Japan's most beloved films. In 1999 it was picked by Japanese critics as one of the ten best Japanese films of all time.

Spanning a twenty-year period, Twenty-four Eyes tells the story of a bright young teacher, Hisaki Oishi (Hideko Takamine), and her ongoing relationship with the class of twelve children, charmingly played, at various stages of their lives, by non-professional local children and young adults. The aging schoolmaster (Chishu Ryu) recognizes her talent, but Hisaki is mistrusted by the remote island community. In time, both the children and adults fall under the spell of this modern, headstrong city-girl - only to see the impending war change their lives for good.

Twenty-four Eyes came to redefine Japan's national identity with its cry for pacifism and its reverence for the innocence of youth. As cherished today as it was in 1954, this film is sublime, soul-stirring drama skilfully and gracefully directed by Kinoshita.

Special Features:

  • 20-page booklet with a new essay by scholar Joan Mellen
  • Large promotional material gallery
  • New, progressive high-definition transfer by Shochiku

Product Details

Actor:
  • Chishu Ryu,
  • Hideko Takamine,
  • Hideyo Amamoto,
  • Naotora Kinoshita,
  • Toshiyuki Yashiro
Director:
  • Keisuke Kinoshita
Region:
  • 2
Aspect Ratio:
  • Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • Japanese
Subtitle Languages:
  • English
Series:
  • Masters Of Cinema Series, The
Studio:
  • Masters of Cinema
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1954
Certificate:
  • U

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