Classics Bundle

  • 3 films

3 feature-length films for $12

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Shochiku’s entry into film production. In celebration of the major studio’s centenary, this section offers a selection of titles featuring their most popular and longest-running film series of all time: Tora-san (Otoko wa Tsurai yo). Played by Kiyoshi Atsumi, Tora-san is a kind-hearted but crude travelling salesman who delighted Japanese audiences with 48 films from 1969-1995 (almost all directed by Yoji Yamada) and has become an icon of nostalgic yearning for simpler times. For Tora-san’s 50th anniversary last year, Shochiku invested in gorgeous 4K restorations of the entire Tora-san series. JAPAN CUTS is proud to present three of these, including the iconic first film from 1969 and two films that are especially significant to Tora-san, Wish You Were Here, the newest and last film in the series released in 2019, which is also included in the Feature Slate. Films listed in chronological order.

Content included in this bundle

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (Tora-san #1) (1969)
  • Comedy, Family
  • 1h 31m
Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again (Tora-san #15) (1975)
  • Comedy, Family
  • 1h 32m
Tora-san, My Uncle (Tora-san #42) (1989)
  • Comedy, Family
  • 1h 48m