Eureka Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing a gorgeous new HD restoration (undertaken exclusively for this release) of FLOATING WEEDS [UKIGUSA], one of the most acclaimed films by Japanese legend Yasujir? Ozu (Tokyo Story; Late Spring; Early Summer; An Autumn Afternoon; Good Morning). Starring iconic Japanese actors Chish? Ry? (Tokyo Story; Red Beard), Machiko Ky? (Ugetsu monogatari; Gate of Hell), and Haruko Sugimura (Kwaidan; Late Spring), the Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition, available on Blu-ray for the very first time anywhere in the world, will be released alongside a DVD-only edition on 3 December 2012.
Towards the end of his career, Japanese master Yasujir? Ozu (Tokyo Story; Late Spring; Early Summer; An Autumn Afternoon; Good Morning) returned to a story he had made some 25 years earlier as a silent, Ukigusa monogatari [A Story of Floating Weeds], for a magnificent colour reworking, photographed by legendary cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu monogatari).
When a travelling theatre troupe brings their show to a seaside port, Komajur? (Ganjir? Nakamura), an ageing actor, is reunited with his former lover, sake bar owner Oyoshi (Haruko Sugimura), and his illegitimate son Kiyoshi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi), to the distress of his current mistress Sumiko (Machiko Ky?).