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The Man Who Stole the Sun (DVD) (Limited Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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The Man Who Stole the Sun (DVD) (Limited Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
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As satirically relevant and comically disturbing now as it was in 1979, off-kilter black comedy The Man Who Stole the Sun outlandishly lampoons mankind's most devastating creation: the atomic bomb. Love it or hate it, this controversial award-winning film is sure to elicit a reaction. The film was released in 1979 during the Cold War, when the threat of nuclear war hung over the world, and director Hasegawa Kazuhiko himself was born in Hiroshima in 1946, less than a year after the dropping of the atomic bomb. The Man Who Stole the Sun takes a very sensitive topic and gives it a comical, subversive spin with a darkly funny story about a bombmaking anti-hero. This classic film stars a young Sawada Kenji (Happiness of the Katakuris), a pop idol at the time, and yakuza film mainstay Sugawara Bunta.

High school science teacher Makoto (Sawada Kenji) is an odd lonely fellow who is often mocked by his students, and spends a lot of time playing with his cat. In the refuge of his cluttered apartment, he has been quietly brewing over a plan to construct an atomic bomb. After surviving a bus hijacking, the emboldened Makoto steals plutonium from the local plant, and begins the tediously precise process of building his beloved bomb. He gleefully uses the bomb to blackmail the authorities for inane things like airing baseball games without commercial interruption, but soon finds he isn't quite sure what to do with it. Hot on his trail is detective Yamashita (Sugawara Bunta), who is in a race against time to locate Makoto and the bomb.

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Product Title: The Man Who Stole the Sun (DVD) (Limited Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko (The Man Who Stole the Sun)(限定版) (日本版 - 英文字幕) Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko (The Man Who Stole the Sun)(限定版) (日本版 - 英文字幕) 太陽を盗んだ男 <グッド・プライス第5弾> (期間限定生産) The Man Who Stole the Sun (DVD) (Limited Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko Taiyo wo Nusunda Otoko
Artist Name(s): Sawada Kenji (Actor) | Mizutani Yutaka | Nishida Toshiyuki (Actor) | Sugawara Bunta (Actor) | Shioji Akira | Sato Kei (Actor) | Kitamura Kazuo (Actor) | Komatsu Hosei | Hasegawa Kazuhiko | Ito Yunosuke | Kamiyama Shigeru (Actor) | Kusanagi Kojiro | Ikegami Kimiko (Actor) | Kazama Morio 澤田研二 (Actor) | 水谷豐 | 西田敏行 (Actor) | 菅原文太 (Actor) | Shioji Akira | 佐藤慶 (Actor) | 北村和夫 (Actor) | 小松方正 | Hasegawa Kazuhiko | 伊藤雄之助 | 神山繁 (Actor) | Kusanagi Kojiro | Ikegami Kimiko (Actor) | 風間杜夫 泽田 研二 (Actor) | 水谷丰 | 西田敏行 (Actor) | 菅原文太 (Actor) | Shioji Akira | 佐藤庆 (Actor) | 北村和夫 (Actor) | 小松方正 | Hasegawa Kazuhiko | 伊藤雄之助 | 神山繁 (Actor) | Kusanagi Kojiro | Ikegami Kimiko (Actor) | 风间杜夫 沢田研二 (Actor) | 水谷豊 | 西田敏行 (Actor) | 菅原文太 (Actor) | 汐路章 | 佐藤慶 (Actor) | 北村和夫 (Actor) | 小松方正 | 長谷川和彦 | 伊藤雄之助 | 神山繁 (Actor) | 草薙幸二郎 | 池上季実子 (Actor) | Kazama Morio | 石山雄大 | 山本又一朗(製作) | 伊地智啓(プロデュース) | レナード・シュレイダー(原案) | レナード・シュレイダー(脚本) | 長谷川和彦(脚本) | 鈴木達夫(撮影) | 井上堯之(音楽) | 多賀英典(音楽プロデュース) | 横尾嘉良(美術) | 鈴木晄(編集) | 森大河 Sawada Kenji (Actor) | Mizutani Yutaka | Nishida Toshiyuki (Actor) | Sugawara Bunta (Actor) | Shioji Akira | Sato Kei (Actor) | Kitamura Kazuo (Actor) | Komatsu Hosei | Hasegawa Kazuhiko | Ito Yunosuke | Kamiyama Shigeru (Actor) | Kusanagi Kojiro | Ikegami Kimiko (Actor) | Kazama Morio
Director: Hasegawa Kazuhiko Hasegawa Kazuhiko Hasegawa Kazuhiko 長谷川和彦(監督) | 長谷川和彦 Hasegawa Kazuhiko
Release Date: 2006-06-23
Publisher Product Code: ASBY-2643
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Publisher: Toshiba Entertainment
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003627604

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
長谷川和彦 (監督、脚本) / 沢田研二 / 菅原文太 / 池上季実子 / 北村和夫 / 神山繁 / 佐藤慶 / 伊藤雄之助

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
初回発売日:2004年9月10日
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
公開年 : 1979

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