Re: Ozu films in 35mm

Jessica Rosner (
Mon, 9 Sep 2002 07:47:09 -0700 (PDT)

I think only two of those were New Yorker. Sadly once a distributor loses
the rights to a film the odds of the film being available in 35mm are very
slim especially Japanese films. Kino for instance lost the rights to
BALAD OF NARAYAMA many years ago and other than a special tour of a few
years back the film will never be available in 35mm again. Producers either
destroy the prints or take them back, either way it is the exception rather
than the rule that 35mm prints return to distribution once rights expire
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Stephanie Andrew <> > Reply-To: > Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 07:22:20 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Ozu films in 35mm > > New Yorker used to distribute a number of late Ozu films, but no > longer. Does anyone else have them? We are trying to find any of these in > 35, though 16 would do: Late Spring, Story of a Tenement Gentleman, Tokyo > Story, Equinox Flower, and Flavor of Green Tea over Rice. > Thanks for any help, > > Stephanie Andrew > > Film Study Center > Yale University >