Amalfi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3
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While working in Italy, Japanese diplomat Kuroda (Oda Yuji) gets pulled into investigating the case of a Japanese girl who was abducted in Rome on Christmas. What starts as a kidnapping case unfolds into a wild-goose chase that may be connected to the upcoming G8 summit.
|Product Title:||Amalfi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 女神的報酬 (DVD) (中英文字幕) (台灣版) 女神的报酬 (DVD) (中英文字幕) (台湾版) アマルフィ Amalfi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)|
|Also known as:||Amalfi - Megami no Hoshu / Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess 日版【達文西密碼】 日版【达文西密码】 Amalfi - Megami no Hoshu / Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess Amalfi - Megami no Hoshu / Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess|
|Artist Name(s):||Oda Yuji (Actor) | Sato Koichi (Actor) | Amami Yuki (Actor) | Toda Erika (Actor) | Fukuyama Masaharu | Nakai Kiichi | Otsuka Nene | Sano Shiro | Onodera Akira | Hirata Mitsuru | Ito Atsushi 織田裕二 (Actor) | 佐藤浩市 (Actor) | 天海祐希 (Actor) | 戶田惠梨香 (Actor) | 福山雅治 | 中井貴一 | 大塚寧寧 | 佐野史郎 | 小野寺昭 | 平田滿 | 伊藤淳史 织田裕二 (Actor) | 佐藤浩市 (Actor) | 天海佑希 (Actor) | 户田惠梨香 (Actor) | 福山雅治 | 中井贵一 | 大冢宁宁 | 佐野史郎 | 小野寺昭 | 平田满 | 伊藤淳史 織田裕二 (Actor) | 佐藤浩市 (Actor) | 天海祐希 (Actor) | 戸田恵梨香 (Actor) | 福山雅治 | 中井貴一 | 大塚寧々 | 佐野史郎 | 小野寺昭 | 平田満 | 伊藤淳史 | サラ・ブライトマン Oda Yuji (Actor) | Sato Koichi (Actor) | Amami Yuki (Actor) | Toda Erika (Actor) | 후쿠야마 마사하루 | Nakai Kiichi | Otsuka Nene | Sano Shiro | Onodera Akira | Hirata Mitsuru | Ito Atsushi|
|Director:||Nishitani Hiroshi Nishitani Hiroshi Nishitani Hiroshi 西谷弘 Nishitani Hiroshi|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||Japan|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.78 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||SKY Digi Entertainment Co.,|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1022490805|
Japanese foreign diplomat, Kosaku Kuroda arrives in the city upon news of a potential terrorist strike in Italy. He is busy preparing for the visit of Japanese Foreign Minister Kawagoe as the high-profile G8 foreign minister's meeting is going to be held.
Meanwhile, somewhere on the festively-lit streets of the city, a young Japanese girl has suddenly gone missing. Is it an abduction simply for ransom? Or could it be a prelude to terror?
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April 28, 2010
Just how much money did Fuji TV put into Amalfi? Enough to shoot the entire movie on location in Italy. Enough to fly Ito Atsushi and Otsuka Nene to Rome just to eat lunch, act scared, and shoot indoor scenes that could have easily been done in Japan. Enough to fly Fukuyama Masaharu to Rome for three shots. Enough to fly Toda Erika to Rome to run around as the cute tagalong intern whose character has no bearing on the story whatsoever. Enough to have Sarah Brightman (really? Sarah Brightman?) show up for a song just for the heck of it. And the actors who actually matter for the movie's plot aren't too shabby either.
Fuji TV went all out for their 50th anniversary production, and Amalfi lives up to its big budget with a big story about a too-cool-to-emote diplomat extraordinaire on a Dan Brownesque wild-goose chase in Europe. He shows up inept local authorities, flusters the embassy establishment, and goes Bond without breaking a sweat, all to crack a kidnapping case and unveil an unnecessarily complex conspiracy. At times like this, there's only one man for the job: Oda Yuji. There are better and better-looking actors out there, but no one drives home the been-there-done-that good-time-at-the-movies popcorn blockbuster quite like Oda Yuji.
The Fuji TV ace, looking tanner than ever, is nothing like his Bayside Shakedown persona this time around, trading in his impish smile for a deep monotone voice and no-nonsense character. Oda Yuji as an ultra-serious diplomat who saves the day while thumbing authorities and speaking Italian? Can this movie get any better? Yes, because Sato Koichi is also in it and Sato Koichi makes every movie better, as do car chases and mandolins.
The biggest star though just might be Italy. The country's cops, security systems, and flirting men might not fare too well in the movie, but the streets are quaint, the churches are regal, and the fireworks are bright. Throw in some obligatory stops at the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Roman Forum and Amalfi adds up to one mighty convincing argument for a vacation in Italy - even before the heroes make their way to the gorgeous coastal town that lends the film its name. Amalfi's visual abundance makes up handily for its narrative thinness as a crime suspense thriller which - in good old Japanese blockbuster fashion - involves a little violence and a lot of running around, knowing looks, wry humor, and meaningful deliberation over something rather unbelievable.
Unlike many of Fuji TV's other recent big screen hits, Amalfi didn't start out on television, although it feels like it could, nay should have. Much like Hero, Suspect X, or the Bayside Shakedown movies, the characters and situations seem welcome and familiar in Amalfi, even though little is actually revealed about our hero Kuroda. It's as if this Italian job is merely Kuroda's latest adventure, the super-upgraded spin-off of some hit series starring Oda Yuji as a misunderstood globe-trotting diplomat who raises and then resolves trouble in a different country every week. (I'd watch that.) Television spin-off movies are big money and big entertainment these days as Fuji TV knows considering they've got Bayside Shakedown 3 and a Nodame Cantabile two-parter on the plate. With Amalfi, they've skipped the TV series prelude and cut straight to the crowd-pleasing blockbuster. Genius!
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May 18, 2010
While "Amalfi" ultimately becomes a bit too big for its britches, it yields an entertainingly glossy thriller. Oda Yuji plays Kuroda, a diplomat in Japan's embassy in Rome, with a particular responsibility for the security of Japanese personnel in Italy. Fevered preparations are underway for events surrounding a meeting of the G-8 in Rome, when the lives of the embassy's staff are turned upside-down by the kidnapping of a little Japanese girl. Kuroda seeks to recover the little girl, all the while battling the embassy muckety-mucks who wish him to focus on the G-8 preparations, the Italian law enforcement authorities whose incompetence is making the recovery more difficult, and Saeko (Amami Yuki), the distraught mother of the little girl, whose impulsiveness is making Oda's life miserable.
All of these conflicts produce a taut tale, a kind of battle of wits between the brilliant Kuroda and the wily kidnappers. Along the way we are treated to spectacular views of the scenery of Rome and Amalfi and a host of Japanese stars in minor roles. The tale turns a more diffuse and less believable when we learn that the kidnappers have even bigger and more spectacular agenda than simply seeking a ransom. Oda Yuji is up to the challenge of playing this grim-faced, uber-brilliant crime solver and the story provides plenty of gripping moments. The culmination seems a bit soggy, but the journey there is a lot of fun. "Amalfi" is worth a look.