Little House, The [Chiisai Ouchi] (Blu-ray)

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Veteran director Yôji Yamada (The Twilight Samurai) brings us another in his esteemed series of poignant period films focusing on key eras in Japan’s historical past.  Here, in The Little House (Chiisai Ouchi, 2014), the time frame is 1931-1945, as Japan drifts towards war – but while the sociopolitical aspects make an important backdrop, Yamada zeros in on a deeply personal story: the doomed illicit love between a married matron (Takako Matsu) and her husband’s artistic colleague (Hidetaka Yoshioka), as observed and later recalled by an innocent servant girl (Haru Kuroki). Shot by Masashi Chikamori, and featuring a lovely score by Joe Hisaishi. 

Starring: Takaku Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Takatarô Kataoka, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baishô

Directed By: Yôji Yamada

Written By: Yôji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu, Kyôko Nakajima

Score By: Joe Hisashi

Language: Japanese

Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 / Color

Audio: Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English

Theatrical Release: 2014

Runtime: 136 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailers

Genre: Foreign

Limited Edition of 3,000 Units