Juzo Itami Ososhiki / The Funeral - English Subtitles
This DVD is the original Japanese region 2 NTSC DVD.
The film shows the preparations for a traditional Japanese funeral. It mixes grief at the loss of a husband and father with wry observations of the various characters as they interact during the three days of preparation.
The Funeral was the writing and directing debut of Itami Juzo, and was an enormous success in Japan. It won five Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (Tsutomu Yamazaki). It was nominated in a further five categories and also came first in the annual Kinema Junpo critics' poll.
- Otaku code: 74753X
- Catalogue no.: GNBD-1061
- Barcode: 4988102033231
- Release date: 24/8/2005
- Condition: New
- Languages: Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
- Format: 1 DVD - NTSC Region 2