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As the commander-in-chief of the Japanese Imperial Navy's Combined Fleet during World War II, Yamamoto Isoroku may be remembered as the man who planned the infamous Pearl Harbor attack that started the United States' involvement in the Pacific War. However, many may not know that Yamamoto was actually against many of the Japanese Imperial Army's decisions during the war, including starting a war with the United States. Renowned historical scholar-writer Hando Kazutoshi and award-winning director Narushima Izuru (Rebirth, A Lone Scalpel) reveal that side of the respected naval strategist in the epic drama Admiral Yamamoto.

Yakusho Koji (Thirteen Assassins) takes up the difficult task of playing the respected admiral, playing a man conflicted between his principles and his duties. In addition to Yakusho, Admiral Yamamoto also stars Tamaki Hiroshi (Nodame Cantabile), Abe Hiroshi (I Wish), Kagawa Teruyuki (Golden Slumber), Yanagiba Toshiro (Space Battleship Yamato), Shiina Kippei (Wild 7), Emoto Akira (Villain), and Tanaka Reina (Flowers).

Admiral Yamamoto chronicles the final five years of Yamamoto Isoroku's life, starting from his opposition to Japan signing the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in 1939. Educated in the United States, Yamamoto firmly believes that the United States is too strong to take on in a war. However, his view earns him the disdain of pro-war figures like a newspaper editor (Kagawa Teruyuki) and many military officials. As Yamamoto continues to climb up the ranks of the navy, he takes on increasing pressure from his superiors to plan for an all-out war. When Japan finally signs the Tripartite Pact, Yamamoto begins planning a surprise attack on the United States that he knows will wake up a sleeping giant.

Normal Edition includes trailers.

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Product Title: Admiral Yamamoto (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition) (Japan Version) 聯合艦隊司令長官 山本五十六 - 太平洋戰爭第70年的真實 (Blu-ray) (通常版) (日本版) 联合舰队司令长官 山本五十六 - 太平洋战争第70年的真实 (Blu-ray) (通常版) (日本版) 聯合艦隊司令長官 山本五十六 −太平洋戦争70年目の真実− 通常版 【Blu-rayDisc】 Admiral Yamamoto (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Isoroku / The Admiral / Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan Yamamoto Isoroku - Taiheiyo Senso 70 Nen Me no Shinjitsu Isoroku / The Admiral / Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan Yamamoto Isoroku - Taiheiyo Senso 70 Nen Me no Shinjitsu Isoroku / The Admiral / Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan Yamamoto Isoroku - Taiheiyo Senso 70 Nen Me no Shinjitsu Isoroku / The Admiral / Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan Yamamoto Isoroku - Taiheiyo Senso 70 Nen Me no Shinjitsu Isoroku / The Admiral / Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan Yamamoto Isoroku - Taiheiyo Senso 70 Nen Me no Shinjitsu
Artist Name(s): Yakusho Koji | Abe Hiroshi | Emoto Akira | Tamaki Hiroshi | Shiina Kippei | Kagawa Teruyuki | Yanagiba Toshiro | Ibu Masato | Yoshida Eisaku | Harada Mieko | Masuoka Toru | Nakamura Ikuji | Hakamada Yoshihiko | Miyamoto Nobuko | Nakahara Takeo | Igarashi Shunji | Tanaka Rena | Seto Asaka 役所廣司 | 阿部寬 | 柄本明 | 玉木宏 | 椎名桔平 | 香川照之 | 柳葉敏郎 | 伊武雅刀 | 吉田榮作 | 原田美枝子 | 益岡徹 | 中村育二 | 袴田吉彥 | 宮本信子 | Nakahara Takeo | 五十嵐隼士 | 田中麗奈 | 瀨戶朝香 役所广司 | 阿部宽 | 柄本明 | 玉木宏 | 椎名桔平 | 香川照之 | 柳叶敏郎 | 伊武雅刀 | 吉田荣作 | 原田美枝子 | Masuoka Toru | 中村育二 | 袴田吉彦 | 宫本信子 | Nakahara Takeo | Igarashi Shunji | 田中丽奈 | 濑户朝香 役所広司 | 阿部寛 | エモトアキラ | 玉木宏 | 椎名桔平 | 香川照之 | 柳葉敏郎 | 伊武雅刀 | 吉田栄作 | 原田美枝子 | 益岡徹 | 中村育二 | 袴田吉彦 | 宮本信子 | 中原丈雄 | 五十嵐隼士 | 坂東三津五郎[十代目] | 田中麗奈 | 瀬戸朝香 Yakusho Koji | Abe Hiroshi | Emoto Akira | 타마키 히로시 | 시이나 킷페이 | Kagawa Teruyuki | Yanagiba Toshiro | Ibu Masato | Yoshida Eisaku | Harada Mieko | Masuoka Toru | Nakamura Ikuji | Hakamada Yoshihiko | Miyamoto Nobuko | Nakahara Takeo | Igarashi Shunji | Tanaka Rena | Seto Asaka
Director: Narushima Izuru 成島出 成岛出 成島出 Narushima Izuru
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Publisher Product Code: BCXJ-541
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Bandai Visual
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030459365

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タイトル:聯合艦隊司令長官 山本五十六 −太平洋戦争70年目の真実−: 通常版 【Blu-rayDisc】
出演:役所広司/玉木宏/柄本明/柳葉敏郎/阿部寛/吉田栄作/椎名桔平/益岡徹/袴田吉彦/五十嵐隼士/坂東三津五郎[十代目]/原田美枝子/瀬戸朝香/田中麗奈/中原丈雄/中村育二/伊武雅刀/宮本信子/香川照之
監督:半藤一利(監修)/半藤一利(原作)/山本義正(特別協力)/小滝祥平(プロデューサー)/長谷川康夫(脚本)/飯田健三郎(脚本)/柴主高秀(撮影)/長田達也(照明)/金田克美(美術)/大坂和美(装飾)/阿部亙英(編集)/山田敏久(助監督)/橋本文雄(録音監督)/岩代太郎(音楽)

1939年(昭和14年)夏。「日独伊三国同盟」締結の声に日本は大きく揺れていた。それを強硬に主張する陸軍、マスコミ、そして国民。しかし海軍大臣米内光政(柄本 明)、次官山本五十六(役所広司)、軍務局長井上成美(柳葉敏郎)は、その「世論」に敢然と異を唱えた。日本がドイツと手を組めばアメリカとの戦争は避けられず、十倍の国力を持つ国と戦えば、この国は滅びる……。彼らの命を賭した反対で、三国同盟問題は立ち消えとなり、山本五十六は聯合艦隊司令長官として旗艦「長門」に着任するが、同時に欧州でドイツの快進撃が始まり、同盟締結の声は再び沸騰する。1940年(昭和15年)9月、ついに三国同盟は締結された。そして一年後—。太平洋上の空母から飛び立った、日本海軍350機の大攻撃隊がアメリカ太平洋艦隊に襲いかかった。それは戦争に勝つためではなく、一刻も早く終わらせるために、山本五十六が生み出した、苦渋に満ちた作戦だった……。
現代(いま)とよく似ている時代が、かつてこの国にあった—。主演の役所広司をはじめ、豪華キャストが集結!空前のスケールで描く一大巨編!!誰よりも、開戦に反対した男がいた—日米開戦70年、魂を揺さぶる衝撃の歴史超大作!

映像特典:TVスポット/特報/予告

テクニカル・インフォメーション
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画面:16:9
言語/音声:日本語:ドルビーTrueHD5.1chサラウンド

その他の情報
製作年:2011
備考:1枚組
映像特典収録
日本小売価格:¥4800

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Professional Review of "Admiral Yamamoto (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition) (Japan Version)"

February 13, 2015

This professional review refers to Isoroku (2011) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Admiral Yamamoto (aka Isoroku) is another Japanese World War II drama, originally released in 2011 and preceding recent similarly themed efforts such as Yamazaki Takashi's The Eternal Zero. Based upon the long-lost diaries of Yamamoto Isoroku written between 1939 and 1941, the thoughtful film chronicles the final years of the life of the man who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Imperial Navy Combined Fleet during the War in the Pacific and who planned the attack on Pearl Harbour, and was worked on by noted historical scholar-writer Hando Kazutoshi and award-winning director Narushima Izuru (Rebirth). Yakusho Koji (Thirteen Assassins) leads an all-star cast that also includes Tamaki Hiroshi (Nodame Cantabile), Abe Hiroshi (I Wish), Kagawa Teruyuki (Golden Slumber) and Yanagiba Toshiro (Space Battleship Yamato), in a one billion yen production that took several years to bring to the screen.

The film opens in 1939 with Japan in turmoil and Yamamoto in opposition to the country signing the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy, despite popular opinion seeing it as a way of challenging oppression by the US. Believing that the US is too strong an enemy to face head-on, Yamamoto does his best to avoid conflict as events in Europe escalate, though comes under increasing pressure from his superiors and the media. After World War II breaks out, he rises up through the ranks of the navy, and finds himself unable to refuse orders any longer, and plans an attack on Pearl Harbour as a blitzkrieg style manoeuvre, hoping that its devastation will lead to a peaceful resolution. However, though the raid is seen as a success by the public, Yamamoto knows otherwise, and after an enraged US joins the war, the following battles for Midway and Guadalcanal do not go as planned.

Judged on its own merits as a biopic, Admiral Yamamoto is a pleasantly old-fashioned affair that certainly tries to sell itself as being historically grounded and as sticking to the facts. Complete with black and white footage and occasional bursts of stoic voice-over, it feels at times like a lesson, though thankfully without every becoming too dry, successfully balancing drama and details. Director Narushima Izuru keeps a steady hand at the helm throughout, allowing the story to unfold at a deliberate, unrushed pace, and though the film does have its share of big-budget set pieces and impressively staged naval battles, it's equally concerned with its quieter and more personal moments. As a result, coupled with a strong lead performance by Yakusho Koji, the film does offer a substantial and engaging portrait of its controversial protagonist, as well as delving into the political and social ills of the time. While this isn't quite enough to make it accessible to all audiences, those already interested in the subject matter should find plenty here to chew on.

At the same time though, there's no getting around the fact that the film being a Japanese view of World War II might prove unpalatable for some, as it does come across as somewhat of a re-visioning of events. Whether or not Yamamoto truly was a man of peace forced into war or not, the film does to an extent paint Japan almost as a victim rather than taking responsibility for its actions during the period ?this is particularly apparent in its focus on the US as an aggressor that needs to be either faced down rather than knelt to, whereas the Japanese plan for conquering Asia is mentioned only briefly, and in a vaguely positive manner. To be fair, Narushima does strive to give the film an anti-war message, with an atmosphere of doom and fatalism pervading the proceedings and by highlighting Yamamoto's ultimate apparent aim of peace and of guaranteeing the survival of Japan, though in spite of all the talk of honour and of protecting the common people, it's hard not to see it as having an air of self-justification.

Understandably, this will turn some viewers off Admiral Yamamoto, a risk the film was always going to run when taking such an approach to this kind of subject matter. This aside, for those unconcerned by potential readings of its aims and politics, the film stands as a worthy and very watchable historical biopic, well-crafted by Narushima Izuru and anchored by Yakusho Koji's fine work in the lead.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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