View Full Version : Kiyoshi (Kairo, Cure) Kurosawa's latesest up for pre-order...
04-24-2003, 07:12 PM
...with English subtitles.
Here's the link for the special edition (a less-expensive edition is also being released):
Here's a review for the theatrical release of the film:
I cannot wait for this one. I'm putting my order in soon.
08-12-2003, 08:19 PM
First off, I opted for the less-expensive edition (and gots lots of other goodies from Japan). The transfer and audio of the dvd is gorgeous. This is the first collaboration between Kurosawa and Asano. Asano is quite brilliant in the film.
For those looking for the scares of Kairo, Cure, or Guard from the Underground, they are not here. Kurosawa goes into the territory of cultural criticism. Here's the plot (with no spoilers):
Asano is one of two young guys that work in a factory. They could give a shit less about what there doing. However, they have nothing to do but work, like they are passing time. Asano's character has a deadly pet jellyfish, and while they're hanging out reading manga or watching t.v., the jellyfish is always in the background.
The boss of the factory wants to be friends with the two guys, but they really don't socialize at all. The boss comes over for an unexpected visit and the jellyfish plays a major role. The film takes several twists and turns from there.
I found this film engrossing and interesting. Bright Future (it's English name) is one of the best films, imo, to come out of Japan lately, like Eureka and Electric Dragon 80,000 V.
I think this is one of Kurosawa's best films. If you all don't want to pay the Japanese dvd costs, one of eBay's best sellers, cannibal-king, is selling it for a much lower price. Here's the link:
08-13-2003, 04:43 AM
Is that eBay listing for a bootleg or DVD-R? It says that it's all region and it has a different cover than the official release.
08-13-2003, 07:12 AM
It's a boot and a dvd-r. Don't worry CK only provides the best dvds.
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