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Tora-San DVD Boxset 1
1 - North America
365 min
Collector's Booklet, Audio Commentary by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV, Image Gallery, Program Notes, Cast&Crew Bios, Interactive Maps, Theatrical Trailers

Japan's most beloved loser visits America!

Featuring ATSUMI Kiyoshi as the lovable loser KURUMA Torajiro, the 48-film Tora-san series holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running film series starring the same actor. In a typical story-line from the series, Tora-san visits a different part of Japan where he meets a beautiful young woman, and tells her if she ever needs help, she should come visit him in his small hometown of Shibamata. After returning home to his sister Sakura and his disapproving relatives, the damsel in distress shows up, and Tora-san falls in love. Alas, his attempts to help her, and win her heart, invariably cause her to fall for someone else!

Included in the set are the first four films of the series, “It's Tough being a Man”, “Tora-san's Cherished Mother”, “Tora-san, His Tender Love”, and “Tora-san's Grand Scheme”.

  • Tora-san (Otoko Wa Tsuraiyo) is Japan’s classic 48-film comedy series starring the most famous traveling salesman in movie history.
  • Made from 1969-1995, Tora-san holds the Guinness World Record® for longest running film series starring the same actor in the title role.
  • Tora-san is considered to be a national treasure in Japan.
  • Loaded with extras including: 28-page booklet filled with series information, Interactive Maps, Audio Commentary, Director’s Reflections, and more!
"Best DVD of 2009" -- LardBiscuit
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