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Tampopo [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1985]

Release Date:04/25/2017

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    Special Features

    • New 4k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New English Subtitle Translation
    • 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 De Guzman, Jerry Jakisch, and Ivan Orkin
    • New video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos on the film's themes of self-emprovement and mastery of a craft
    • Plus: An essay by food and culture writer Willy Blackmore
    • Rubber Band Pistol, Itami's 1962 debut short film
    • The Making of "Tampopo," a ninety-minute documentary from 1986, narrated by Director Juzo Itami
    • Trailer


    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

    Cast & Crew

    • Ken Watanabe
      Ken Watanabe - Gun
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      Nobuko Miyamoto - Tampopo
    • Tsutomu Yamazaki
      Tsutomu Yamazaki - Goro
    • Koji Yakusho
      Koji Yakusho - Man in White Suit
    • Rikiya Yasuoka
      Rikiya Yasuoka - Pisken

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