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Criterion Collection: Tampopo
  • Description

    Tampopo (Criterion Collection)

    The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.

    BLU-RAY FEATURES:
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • The Making of “Tampopo,” a ninety-minute documentary from 1986, narrated by director Juzo Itami
    • New interview with actor Nobuko Miyamoto
    • New interviews with ramen scholar Hiroshi Osaki; food stylist Seiko Ogawa; and American chefs Sam White, Rayneil De Guzman, Jerry Jaksich, and others
    • Rubber Band Pistol, Itami’s 1962 debut short film
    • New video essay by 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

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Nobuko Miyamoto
    Director:
    Juzo Itami
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    Japanese
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    114 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1985

Criterion Collection: Tampopo

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  • Description

    Tampopo (Criterion Collection)

    The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.

    BLU-RAY FEATURES:
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • The Making of “Tampopo,” a ninety-minute documentary from 1986, narrated by director Juzo Itami
    • New interview with actor Nobuko Miyamoto
    • New interviews with ramen scholar Hiroshi Osaki; food stylist Seiko Ogawa; and American chefs Sam White, Rayneil De Guzman, Jerry Jaksich, and others
    • Rubber Band Pistol, Itami’s 1962 debut short film
    • New video essay by 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

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Nobuko Miyamoto
    Director:
    Juzo Itami
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    Japanese
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    114 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1985
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