The Taste of Tea Blu-ray
Comedy / Fantasy

The Taste of Tea

Filmmaker Katsuhito Ishii takes a break from the post-Tarantino excess of such highly-stylized outings as Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl for this low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo.

The Haruno family is a five-piece clan living the simple life in Japan. The summer sun shining gently down, this quiet quintet is transformed into a six-piece when urban-dwelling uncle Ayano (Tadanobu Asano), a successful music producer, arrives to visit his family and confront his feelings for the ex-girlfriend who married another man after Ayano moved to the city.

As the lazy days pass by, each member of the family is followed in a series of episodic vignettes.

Production Year: 2004
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 143 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Audio: Stereo/5.1
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Colour: Colour
Director Katsuhito Ishii
Cast Maya Banno
Cast Takahiro Satô
Cast Tadanobu Asano

Extra Features

  • 90 minute Making Of
  • 'Super Big' animation
  • Reversible sleeve with original release artwork

(*special features in standard definition)