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The Eel (1997) (DVD) (UK Version) DVD Region 2

Yakusho Koji (Actor) | Imamura Shohei (Director)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)

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Product Title: The Eel (1997) (DVD) (UK Version) The Eel (1997) (DVD) (英國版) The Eel (1997) (DVD) (英国版) うなぎ The Eel (1997) (DVD) (UK Version)
Also known as: Unagi Unagi Unagi Unagi Unagi
Artist Name(s): Yakusho Koji (Actor) 役所廣司 (Actor) 役所广司 (Actor) 役所広司 (Actor) Yakusho Koji (Actor)
Director: Imamura Shohei 今村昌平 今村昌平 今村昌平 Imamura Shohei
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: PAL What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Duration: 117 (mins)
Publisher: Artificial Eye
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024396947

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With ‘The Eel’, the late Shohei Imamura became the only Japanese filmmaker to have twice won the Cannes Film Festival’s Coveted Palme d’Or. After an eight-year prison sentence for murder, Tajuro chooses to start a new life as a barber in a small town, which offers perfiect isolation from his fears. As a favour to the twown priest he agrees to help a young woman with a troubled past by offering her job as his assistant. However, when he least expects it, her past will collide with his.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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September 28, 2007

This customer review refers to The Eel (Taiwan version)
1 people found this review helpful

Imamura works his magic Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
"The Eel" is one of the more unusual love stories I've ever seen. Director Imamura Shohei, of course, is a fearless original, a conjurer who concocts utterly unique visions.

In this film, Yakusho Koji plays an ex-con, a man who turns inward after he murders his wife whom he catches in the act of adultery. Unable to trust himself in normal human relationships, he befriends -- of all things -- an eel.

While out of prison on parole, he opens a barber shop. The breathtakingly lovely Shimiza Misa begins to work as his assistant after Yakusho Koji's character saves her from her attempted suicide. Clearly, she has issues of her own.

The interactions of these two emotionally crippled people with each other and with their oddball community, in their stumbling efforts to heal and return to a normal life, forms the heart of this engaging and affecting film. "The Eel" is very highly recommended for all movie buffs who love idiosyncratic film experiences.
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