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Ashita e no Yuigon (DVD) (Special Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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In May 1945, three months before the end of World War II, Lieutenant General Okada Tasuku executed without military tribunal 38 American POWs who participated in the devastating carpet bombing of Nagoya. At the war's end, Class A war criminals like Prime Minister Tojo Hideki were tried in Tokyo, while Class B war criminals like Okada were tried in Yokohama. Directed by Koizumi Takashi (The Professor and His Beloved Equation), Best Wishes for Tomorrow (a.k.a. Ashita e no Yuigon) takes audiences to the war crimes trials of Okada Tasuku, magnificently portrayed by veteran actor Fujita Makoto. The film co-stars Robert Lesser, Fred McQueen, and Richard Neal, with narration by Takenouchi Yutaka.

Based on Ooka Shohei's Nagai Tabi, Best Wishes for Tomorrow provides a remarkably faithful and powerful account of the courtroom proceedings, with dialogue taken straight from trial transcripts. The film explores Okada's thoughts, actions, and reasons for issuing the execution order, as well as the circumstances of war and definition of war crime. Fujita Makoto occupies Okada with gravity and integrity, essaying an aged general whose sense of conviction, responsibility, and determination to protect his subordinates earned the solemn respect of his defense counsel (Robert Lesser) and the court. The Yokohama Trials brought up many controversial questions about the war, including U.S. accountability for the Nagoya bombings and whether usage of the nuclear bomb should be considered a war crime. In recreating the trial so directly, Best Wishes for Tomorrow seeks to understand the man, the crime, and the trespasses and tragedies of war on both sides. Okada Tasuku's trial is a story that deserves to be told, and the way director Koizumi chooses to tell it is a statement in itself, leaving judgment to history and responsibility to man.

The Special Edition comes with a booklet and the following special features:

  • Best Wishes For Tomorrow Making Of
  • The Life of Okada Tasuku
  • Message For Tomorrow (Promotion Events Footage)
  • Teaser, Trailer, and TV Spot
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    Product Title: Ashita e no Yuigon (DVD) (Special Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) 明日的遺言 (DVD) (特別版) (英文字幕) (日本版) 明日的遗言 (DVD) (特别版) (英文字幕) (日本版) 明日への遺言 特別版 特別版 Ashita e no Yuigon (DVD) (Special Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
    Also known as: Best Wishes for Tomorrow Best Wishes for Tomorrow Best Wishes for Tomorrow Best Wishes for Tomorrow Best Wishes for Tomorrow
    Artist Name(s): Fujita Makoto | Fuji Sumiko | Robert Lesser | Fred McQueen | Nishimura Masahiko | Richard Neal | Aoi Yu | Takenouchi Yutaka | Tanaka Yoshiko Fujita Makoto | 富司純子 | Robert Lesser | Fred McQueen | 西村雅彥 | Richard Neal | 蒼井優 | 竹野內豐 | 田中好子 Fujita Makoto | 富司纯子 | Robert Lesser | Fred McQueen | 西村雅彦 | Richard Neal | 苍井优 | 竹野内丰 | 田中好子 藤田まこと | 富司純子 | ロバート・レッサー | フレッド・マックィーン | 西村雅彦 | リチャード・ニール | 蒼井優 | 竹野内豊 | 田中好子 Fujita Makoto | Fuji Sumiko | Robert Lesser | Fred McQueen | Nishimura Masahiko | Richard Neal | Aoi Yu | Takenouchi Yutaka | Tanaka Yoshiko
    Director: Koizumi Takashi 小泉堯史 Koizumi Takashi 小泉堯史 Koizumi Takashi
    Release Date: 2008-08-08
    Publisher Product Code: ACBD-10575
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: English, Japanese
    Country of Origin: Japan
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
    Publisher: Asmik Ace Entertainment
    Other Information: DVD
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1011012226

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    [アーティスト/ キャスト]
    藤田まこと / 富司純子 / 小泉堯史 (監督、脚本) / 大岡昇平 (原作) / 加古隆 (音楽)


    製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
    公開年 : 2008


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