Tampopo [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]

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Synopsis

The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow named Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) improve her noodle restaurant. Over the course of the film, the story drifts around, not only following the stories of Tampopo, her son, and Goro, but also a number of customers who come through the diner, including an old woman (Izumi Hara) who insists on squeezing the cheese at a market and a criminal (Ken Watanabe) with a food-based kink. Tampopo was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1988 Independent Spirit Awards. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

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Release Date
4/25/17 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 54 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • New 4K Digital Restoration
  • The Making of "Tampopo," a ninety-minute documentary from 1986, narrated by Director Juzo Itami
  • New interview with actor Nobuko Miyamoto
  • New interview with food stylist Seiko Ogawa
  • New interviews with ramen scholar Hiroshi Oosaki and Chefs Sam White, Rayneil DeGuzman, Jerry Jakisch, and Ivan Orkin
  • Rubber Band Pistol, Itami's 1962 debut short film
  • New video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos on the film's themes of self-improvement and mastery of a craft
  • Trailer
  • New English Subtitle Translation
  • Plus: An Essay by food and culture writer Willy Blackmore
Number of Discs
2

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