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Catch A Wave (Normal Edition) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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Catch A Wave (Normal Edition) (Japan Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)

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Beach, ocean, sunshine, and the summer of sixteen wash pleasantly onto shore in the 2006 surfing feature Catch a Wave. This lively youth film is based on a bestselling novel written by Toyoda Kazuma when he was only 16 years old as a documentary of his high school summer. Toyoda himself also adapted the novel into the film's screenplay, ensuring that the story stays young and true to spirit. Catch a Wave marks the feature debut of director Takahashi Nobuyuki who did the film editing for classic J-horrors like Ring, The Grudge, Dark Water, and Retribution and co-directed the popular television drama Water Boys. Teen stars Miura Haruma (Koizora, 14 Year Old Mother), Kimura Ryo (Heat Island, Nodame Cantabile), and Hamada Gaku (Ahiru To Kamo No Coin Locker) play three high school boys who find more than they expect in an unforgettable summer of romance, friendship, and surfing. Catch a Wave also features television star Sakaguchi Kenji (Pride), Kato Rosa (A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth), and character actor Takenaka Naoto (Nodame Cantabile).

Now that school's out, high school friends Taiyo (Miura Haruma), Kosuke (Hamada Gaku), and Seito (Kimura Ryo) are eager to get away from the city - not to mention their parents. They plan to spend their summer at the beach, but on the first day of arrival, the bumbling boys have already managed to lose their house keys. Fortunately, they meet strange old surf shop owner Duke Kawahara (Takenaka Naoto) who takes them in and recruits them to work at his shop in exchange for surfing instruction. And just like that, the three boys have found a new goal for their summer - to Catch a Wave at Shonan Beach.

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Product Title: Catch A Wave (Normal Edition) (Japan Version) Catch A Wave (通常版) (日本版) Catch A Wave (通常版) (日本版) キャッチ ア ウェーブ (通常版)(2006年10月24日までの期間限定生産) Catch A Wave (Normal Edition) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Miura Haruma | Hamada Gaku | Kimura Ryo | Kato Rosa | Takenaka Naoto | Sakaguchi Kenji | Takagi Saya | Mifune Rikiya | Toyota Maho 三浦春馬 | 濱田岳 | 木村了 | 加藤羅莎 | 竹中直人 | 阪口憲二 | 高樹沙耶 | 三船力也 | Toyota Maho 三浦春马 | 滨田岳 | Kimura Ryo | 加藤罗莎 | 竹中直人 | 阪口宪二 | 高树沙耶 | Mifune Rikiya | Toyota Maho 三浦春馬 | 濱田岳 | 木村了 | 加藤ローサ | 竹中直人 | 坂口憲二 | 高樹沙耶 | 三船力也 | 西宮佑騎 | とよた真帆 미우라 하루마 | Hamada Gaku | Kimura Ryo | Kato Rosa | Takenaka Naoto | Sakaguchi Kenji | Takagi Saya | Mifune Rikiya | Toyota Maho
Director: Takahashi Nobuyuki 高橋伸之 高桥伸之 高橋伸之 Takahashi Nobuyuki
Release Date: 2006-08-25
Publisher Product Code: DL-F0319
Language: Japanese
Place 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: Warner Home Video (US)
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004448164

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)

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May 25, 2009

This customer review refers to Catch A Wave (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Cute and endearing story Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
but very disappointing picture quality : lack of sharpness and brightness, and even sometimes slightly blurred. But once again, the producers have chosen the cheapest option : a DVD 5 - 3.8 GB disc. What can one expect of a 3.8 GB encoding ? It is wholly inadequate, specially as most of the movie is made against a background of vast and moving landscapes (waves and beaches). Just imagine watching someone surfing on a big breaking wave on a badly crenelated picture !...

I wish I had known that before buying it, as I probably would not have bought it then !

Why is it that "Hong Kong Version" DVDs are so often of such very bad technical quality ? Despite such a hefty price as for this one ? For half that price, I bought in England a DVD copy of "Local Boys" (another movie about surfing) with immaculate quality.

People should mention the DVD technical quality in their reviews, as watching a good movie on a bad DVD is nearly as frustrating as watching a bad movie !!!
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