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After Life (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)

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Kore-eda Hirokazu's 1998 classic After Life quietly examines life and death through the unique setting of a stopover at heaven's entrance. After a person dies, they spend three days at a way station during which time they select one single precious memory that they can bring with them for eternity. From their quiet and humble office, counselors at the way station receive new souls each week and help them pass through. They listen to the different stories, both colorful and commonplace, of the recently departed and guide them towards selecting a memory that will be recreated on film.
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Product Title: After Life (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) 下一站,天國 (Blu-ray) (英文字幕)(日本版) 下一站,天国 (Blu-ray) (英文字幕)(日本版) ワンダフルライフ (Blu-ray) After Life (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Iura Arata | Kagawa Kyoko | Naito Takashi | Iseya Yusuke | Terajima Susumu | Yoshino Sayaka | Shiga Kotaro | Abe Sadao | Tani Kei | Oda Erika | Shirakawa Kazuko ARATA 井浦新 | 香川京子 | 內藤剛志 | 伊勢谷友介 | 寺島進 | 吉野紗香 | 志賀廣太郎 | 阿部貞夫 | 谷啟 | 小田繪梨花 | Shirakawa Kazuko Iura Arata | 香川 京子 | 内藤刚志 | 伊势谷友介 | 寺岛进 | 吉野纱香 | 志贺广太郎 | 阿部贞夫 | 谷启 | 小田绘梨花 | Shirakawa Kazuko ARATA 井浦新 | 香川京子 | 内藤剛志 | 伊勢谷友介 | テラジマススム | 吉野紗香 | 志賀廣太郎 | 阿部サダヲ | 谷啓 | 小田エリカ | 白川和子 | 笠松泰洋 Iura Arata | Kagawa Kyoko | Naito Takashi | Iseya Yusuke | Terajima Susumu | Yoshino Sayaka | Shiga Kotaro | Abe Sadao | Tani Kei | Oda Erika | Shirakawa Kazuko
Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu 是枝 裕和 是枝裕和 是枝裕和 고레에다 히로카즈
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2018-05-25
Publisher Product Code: BCXJ-1363
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Other Information: Blu-ray
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1065173054

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
ARATA(井浦新) / 小田エリカ / 寺島進 / 是枝裕和 (監督、脚本、編集) / 笠松泰洋 (音楽)

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映像特典収録

是枝裕和監督の過去作が待望のBlu-ray化! 今振り返るべき名作が高画質でよみがえる! ARATA(井浦 新)主演、'99年単館系邦画作品で興行成績No.1

人は亡くなった時、天国の入口でこう言われます。
「あなたの人生の中から大切な思い出をひとつだけ選んで下さい。」


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【収録内容】 月曜日、霧に包まれた古い建物に吸い込まれていく22人の死者たち。
彼らはこの施設で天国へ行くまでの7日間を過ごすことになっているのだ。そこで待ち受けていた職員からこういわれる。
「あなたの人生の中から大切な思い出をひとつだけ選んで下さい。
いつを選びますか?」選ばれた思い出は職員たちの手で撮影され、最終日には上映会が開かれるという。
職員の望月、川嶋、杉江、しおりたちは分担して死者たちから思い出を聞きだし、撮影のための準備を進めていく。
それが彼らのここでの仕事だ。死者たちはそれぞれに大切な思い出を選択していく。
だが望月の担当する渡辺だけは、なかなか思い出を選べずにいた。悩む渡辺は、自分の70年の人生が録画されたビデオテープを見る。
そこに映し出された新婚時代の渡辺の妻、その映像におもわず目を奪われる望月。
この夜を境に、望月、しおり、渡辺、それぞれの感情は大きく揺れ動き始める・・・。
上映会へ向けて死者たちの思い出の再現映画の撮影は、着々と進められていく。
そして職員たちの演奏に見送られ、試写会が開かれる土曜日。望月にとって、今までとは少し違う7日間がようやく終わろうとしていた――。


◎キャスト◎
ARATA(井浦 新)/小田エリカ/寺島 進/内藤剛志/谷 啓/伊勢谷友介/由利 徹/横山あきお/原ひさ子
白川和子/吉野紗香/志賀廣太郎/内藤武敏/香川京子(特別出演) 他
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)

Tiffany
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January 31, 2005

This customer review refers to Wonderful Life (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
1 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Life: A Surreal Story of the After Life Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
What happens when we finally die? What lies beyond the living world? What if it was a place where you had to pick one memory... one memory to spend all eternity with? What if you couldn't choose?

Wonderful Life, or After Life in North America, is about a group of people that help the dead select one memory to take with them on their final sending... heaven as you can say. The place is an old rundown building in the middle of limbo where all four seasons are experienced on random days and things just seem too surreal. People are assigned to 'counselors' who help the dead for three days on selecting their memory to go to heaven with. Sometimes it is simple, other times it is dreadfully complicated. In the end, a new week begins and a new group of people must be sent off.

Let me say that this movie is not for the average person. The movie is very slow and very long, sometimes you'll probably catch yourself looking at the clock or timer on your DVD player wondering how much more is left in the movie. I don't think that the director, Kore-eda Hirokazu, intentionally directs his movies for the general audience... though they just happen to be released nationwide. I think his movies are fit more for the audience at the Cannes festival than for the average viewer watching Battle Royale at home for the tenth billionth time.

Despite the slow pace and sometimes confusing elements, the movie makes you actually believe that this could actually be real. The movie's style is almost of a documentary and the actors seem very real and very fluent. There's no over acting and everything is very mellow, also I believe that this is factored in with the cinematography and the lack of a music score. Each person has their own separate personality, from the one woman that talked about each man she has slept with to the little girl that tried to decide whether she wanted to remember Disneyland or her laying down on her mother's lap.

The story line is very bland, though it picks up at the last 30 minutes or so of the movie. The bulk of it is just people telling about their lives on Earth and then them contemplating on which ones to choose. There are some minor storylines behind the main characters of the movie, the counselors, but it lacks heavily in that department. The only part of storyline that is actually predominant is between Shiroi (Erika Oda) and Mochizuki (ARATA), and that's, like I said, at the last 30 minutes or so of the movie, which explains why Mochizuki was paying so much attention to one of his clients.

Wonderful Life is an excellent movie, no doubt, but for some people it just lacks that thing they need to make it one of their favorites. If you're into slow, melancholic, noir movies... then Wonderful Life is defiantly for you, if not, then don't bother.

Wonderful Life is available in North America under the title After Life.
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Anonymous

May 21, 2004

This customer review refers to Wonderful Life (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
BEST! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is the best movie I have ever seen. The story is a collaboration of ideas about what it'll be like after death. The idea is very fresh and the movie gives lots of room for the audience's imagination and interpretation. It is not recommended for people that likes commercial films though, since this movie is filmed like a documentary. But after watching this movie, i fell in love with the style of Hirokazu Koreeda. I hope you'll do too!
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