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Get into the mind of a brilliant and cold-blooded villain known as The Brain Man, based on the Edogawa Rampo Award-winning novel by Shudo Urio. Co-written by award-winning director Narushima Izuru (Rebirth), the suspense sci-fi thriller stars Ikuta Toma (We Were There) as a mysterious, but brilliant man who may be behind a chain of random explosions. To physically embody his difficult role of an emotionless machine whose body is as sharp as its mind, Ikuta Toma took on a vigorous training regiment six months before the beginning of production. The film's fresh high concept and Hollywood-scale production values intrigued Japanese audiences, who made it one of the most successful domestic live-action films of the year.

A series of random explosions has the police on alert. During his investigation, Detective Chaya (Eguchi Yosuke) suspects a young girl named Midorikawa (Nikaido Fumi) is behind the crime. However, the police are only able to catch an accomplice with the alias of Suzuki Ichiro (Ikuta Toma). During questioning, the police realize that this accomplice is a brilliant specimen with great physical skill and unusually high intelligence, but also no human emotions. Dubbed the "Brain Man," the mystery man attracts the attention of neurosurgeon Mariko (Matsuyuki Yasuko). A woman who believes in the inherent kind nature of man, Mariko decides to help the Brain Man piece the puzzle that is his past.

This edition includes audio commentary, making of, stage event collection and trailers. It also comes with a 40-page booklet.

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Product Title: The Brain Man (Blu-ray)(Japan Version) 腦男 (Blu-ray)(日本版) 脑男 (Blu-ray)(日本版) 脳男 [Blu-ray] The Brain Man (Blu-ray)(Japan Version)
Also known as: No-Otoko No-Otoko No-Otoko No-Otoko No-Otoko
Artist Name(s): Ikuta Toma | Matsuyuki Yasuko | Takimoto Tomoyuki | Imahori Tsuneo | Nikaido Fumi 生田斗真 | 松雪泰子 | 瀧本智行 | Imahori Tsuneo | 二階堂富美 生田斗真 | 松雪泰子 | 泷本智行 | Imahori Tsuneo | 二阶堂富美 生田斗真 | 松雪泰子 | 首藤瓜於 | 瀧本智行 | 今堀恒雄 | 二階堂ふみ | (邦画) Ikuta Toma | Matsuyuki Yasuko | Takimoto Tomoyuki | Imahori Tsuneo | Nikaido Fumi
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2013-08-28
Publisher Product Code: VPXT-71270
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc+DVD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1033585262

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予測不能のバイオレンスミステリー、観る者の魂を大きく揺さぶる驚愕のラスト。日本映画史上、類を見ない興奮と感動のバイオレンスミステリー超大作『脳男』が、早くもBlu-rayとなって登場! 自らの正義のためには殺人をも厭わない美しき殺人者"脳男"。彼 は生まれつき並外れた知能と肉体を持ちながら、しかし人間としての感情を持たない悲しき宿命を持つ。そんな難役に挑戦するのは生田斗真。また深いトラウマを抱えながら"脳男"の謎に挑む精神科医に松雪泰子。強い正義感を持ち"脳男"を追い続ける刑事を江口洋介が熱演。心に底知れぬ深い闇を持つ連続爆弾魔・緑川紀子は二階堂ふみが演じる。原作は、その独創的な内容で江戸川乱歩賞を受賞した首藤瓜於による同名小説。脚本は各映画賞を総なめにした『八日目の蝉』の監督・成島出が担当 。監督には『イキガミ』『はやぶさ 遥かなる帰還』など人間ドラマで定評のある瀧本智行。また撮影監督には、ロバート・アルトマン作品などで知られる栗田豊通をハリウッドから招聘。撮影では最新のデジタル技術を導入し、世界に通用するハイクオリティな映像表現が実現!

――都内近郊で無差別連続爆破事件が発生。刑事の茶屋 (江口洋介)は、ついに犯人・緑川 (二階堂ふみ)のアジトを突き止めたが、確保できたのは身元不明の男 (生田斗真)だけだった。緑川の共犯者と見なされた男は、その犯行が異常だったため精神鑑定を受けることに。担当の精神科医・鷲谷真梨子 (松雪泰子)は、一切の感情を出さない彼に興味を持ち、真実の姿を探ろうと過去を調べ始める――。生まれつき並外れた知能と肉体を持ち、正義のため犯罪者を抹殺する感情を持たぬ殺人ロボット。そんな彼を人は"脳男"と呼んでいた――。だが真梨子はどんな人間でも必ず人間性を取り戻せると信じている。そんな中、緑川が真梨子の勤務する病院を襲撃し始める。それは"脳男"を誘い出すため。緑川が"脳男"を求める理由は何か。真梨子の想いは"脳男"に通じるのか。"脳男"、緑川を追う茶屋の運命は・・・。錯綜するそれぞれの<正義>を抱えながら、"脳男"と緑川の想像を絶する死闘が始まった・・・。

特典ディスクには、メイキング・オブ・「脳男」(衝撃のアクションシーンから爆破シーンまで、「脳男」製作の裏側をたっぷりと紹介)、イベント映像集 (製作報告会見/完成披露イベント/初日舞台挨拶/大ヒットイベント)、特報、予告編、TVスポットを収録予定。 豪華オールカラーブックレット (40ページ/未公開スチール写真を含む豪華オールカラーブックレット! ストーリーやキャスト紹介ほか、製作秘話を記したプロダクションノートも収録)封入。
特典:音声特典 (生田斗真×瀧本智行監督×権野元助監督による「脳男」徹底解説オーディオコメンタリー)

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生田斗真 / 松雪泰子 / 二階堂ふみ / 瀧本智行 (監督) / 首藤瓜於 (原作) / 今堀恒雄 (音楽)

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封入特典:40Pブックレット/映像特典収録/音声特典収録

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