Girl of Time (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3
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YesAsia Editorial Description
After inhaling some strange lavender smoke in the school laboratory, 16-year-old Kazuko's (Harada Tomoyo) life takes a strange turn: her days keep repeating themselves. She eventually realizes that she has acquired the ability to leap through time, allowing her to experience the future before it happens. In the midst of these surreal events, Kazuko falls in love with her classmate Kazuo (Ryoichi Takayangai), as memories of their time together keep running through her mind. But it turns out he isn't who he seems to be.
|Product Title:||Girl of Time (Hong Kong Version) 超越時空的少女 (香港版) 超越时空的少女 (香港版) 時をかける少女 （香港版） Girl of Time (Hong Kong Version)|
|Also known as:||The Little Girl Who Conquered Time / Toki wo Kakeru Shojo The Little Girl Who Conquered Time / Toki wo Kakeru Shojo The Little Girl Who Conquered Time / Toki wo Kakeru Shojo The Little Girl Who Conquered Time / Toki wo Kakeru Shojo The Little Girl Who Conquered Time / Toki wo Kakeru Shojo|
|Artist Name(s):||Harada Tomoyo (Actor) | Takayanagi Ryoichi (Actor) | Kishibe Kazunori (Actor) 原田知世 (Actor) | 高柳良一 (Actor) | 岸部一德 (Actor) 原田知世 (Actor) | 高柳良一 (Actor) | 岸部一德 (Actor) 原田知世 (Actor) | 高柳良一 (Actor) | 岸部一徳 (Actor) Harada Tomoyo (Actor) | Takayanagi Ryoichi (Actor) | Kishibe Kazunori (Actor)|
|Director:||Obayashi Nobuhiko 大林宣彥 大林宣彦 大林宣彦 Obayashi Nobuhiko|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.85 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Mono Audio|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||Intercontinental Video (HK)|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1004487533|
* Sound Mix : Mono
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Customer Review of "Girl of Time (Hong Kong Version)"
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January 27, 2012
Enjoyable time-travel flick
"Girl of Time" is an early effort from director Obayashi Nobuhiko that features teen romance, cheesy special effects and a tale of a girl who has come unstuck in time. High school student Kazuko (Harada Tomoyo) and fellow students are tasked with cleaning up after class. Kazuko soon goes missing. She turns up lying unconscious on the floor of the science lab. When she recovers, she says that she had found an overturned beaker spewing lavender-scented fumes that caused her to pass out. So begins a series of very strange events in Kazuko's life.
After the incident at school, Kazuko seems to keep reliving events over and over again, as if she is experiencing a kind of perpetual deja vu. The only person to whom she can confide this strange phenomenon is her classmate (and secret crush) Kazuo (Takayanagi Ryoichi), but Kazuo harbors a secret of his own that will turn pretty Kazuko's world upside down.
The film unfolds its story at a decidedly measured pace and relies for much of its gentle charm upon the sweetly earnest performance of young Miss Harada. (Harada Tomoyo has gone on to a long and successful career. For an excellent example of her mature work, I highly recommend the film "The Youth of Kamiya Etsuko".) The film's biggest weakness is the leaden performance of Takayanagi Ryoichi. Fortunately, Miss Harada more than makes up for this weak link.
Intriguingly, director Obayashi begins the film in black and white, then slowly adds dashes of color, giving the film the pastel look of a hand-tinted painting; he uses the same pastel palate effectively to add a dream-like quality to a couple later scenes. The artfulness of these scenes makes the stodginess of the time-travel sequences even more surprising. "Girl of Time" may be a bit dated, but it makes for very pleasant family viewing.