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The Floating Castle (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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The Floating Castle (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
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A small town of just 500 people takes on an invading army of 20,000 soldiers in The Floating Castle, based on the Siege of Oshi in 1590 and Wada Ryo's historical novel about it. In a rare collaboration, directors Inudo Isshin (Josie, The Tiger and the Fish, Maison de Himiko) and Higuchi Shinji (The Last Princess, The Sinking of Japan) team up to tell this samurai-style David VS. Goliath story, about a young defiant town leader who refuses to bow down to the powerful Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Recalling some of the greatest period epics in Japanese cinema history, The Floating Castle has an equal balance of exciting visual spectacle, inspiring heroics, intriguing drama and over-the-top humor (courtesy of Nomura Mansai as the town's foolish, but brilliant young leader). The Floating Castle is grand, old-school cinematic entertainment!

Through his vicious war campaign, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Ichimura Masachika) is nearly successful at uniting Japan. One of his final opponents is the Hojo Clan, which includes the Oshi Castle, ruled by Nagashika Narita (Nomura Mansai). Even though Nagashika often shows that he doesn't care for politics and prefers to spend his days with the local peasants, he decides to defy his allies' advice to surrender the castle to Toyotomi. With the help of trusted warriors Tanba (Sato Koichi), Izumi (Yamaguchi Tomomitsu) and Sakamaki (Narimiya Hiroki), Nagashika unites the town to take the invading army. While it appears to be a losing battle even before it begins, the town's new leader has a few tricks up his sleeves.

First Press Edition includes audio commentary, making of, deleted scenes, video storyboard, the full version of the harvest dance, visual effects featurette and trailers. It comes with a booklet, a map of the Oshi Castle and the complete script.

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Product Title: The Floating Castle (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) The Floating Castle (DVD)(初回限定版)(日本版) The Floating Castle (DVD)(初回限定版)(日本版) のぼうの城 豪華版初回限定 The Floating Castle (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Nobo no Shiro Nobo no Shiro Nobo no Shiro Nobo no Shiro Nobo no Shiro
Artist Name(s): Sato Koichi | Nomura Mansai | Eikura Nana | Ueno Koji | Inudo Isshin | Higuchi Shinji 佐藤浩市 | 野村萬齋 | 榮倉奈奈 | 上野耕路 | 犬童 一心 | 樋口真嗣 佐藤浩市 | 野村万斋 | 荣仓奈奈 | Ueno Koji | 犬童 一心 | 樋口真嗣 佐藤浩市 | 野村萬斉 | 榮倉奈々 | 上野耕路 | 犬童一心 | 樋口真嗣 Sato Koichi | Nomura Mansai | Eikura Nana | Ueno Koji | Inudo Isshin | 히구치 신지
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Publisher Product Code: BIBJ-8279
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Other Information: 2DVDs
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1032352900

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20,000人 VS 500人 豊臣軍にケンカを売った、でくのぼうがいた。戦乱の世に埋もれた驚きの実話! 日本を代表する犬童一心(『ゼロの焦点』×樋口真嗣(『日本沈没』)のダブル監督が放つ、興奮と感動の戦国スペクタル・エンタテインメント超大作! 脚本は、城戸賞を03年に受賞した和田竜のオリジナル。主演は狂言界の至宝、野村萬斎が9年ぶりの映画主演で"のぼう様"こと成田長親を演じる他、日本を代表する豪華すぎるキャスト陣が集結!! ――天下統一目前の豊臣秀吉が唯一おとせなかった城があった。強くはないが"人気"だけがある男が立ち上がる時仲間たちの想いが溢れ出す。たった500人の軍勢対2万の大軍の戦いとなった大逆転実話! 豪華版は、メイキング、攻略! 映画「のぼうの城」の世界、未公開シーン集、ビデオコンテ、田楽踊り完全版/メイキング、VFX解説映像、イベント映像集 他、合計120分以上収録予定の特典ディスク付き。デジパック仕様。ブックレット(樋口監督の絵コンテ、キャラクター・イメージ・イラスト、美術ボード他で本編を大解剖!)、忍城の絵図【劇中使用版】、完成台本(本編完成後に、撮影内容・演出内容を全て反映させた脚本。※城戸賞受賞した「のぼうの城オリジナル脚本完全版」(小学館刊)とは内容が異なります)封入。外箱付き。
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