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Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu) - Standard Edition (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
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Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu) shot to the top of the Japanese box office attracting no less than 3.8 million viewers and becoming one of the most seen movies of the year 2004. The emotional silver screen treat was brought to life by none other than Doi Nobuhiro, the skilled director of the blockbuster TV series Good Luck!! and Beautiful Life. Japan's top actress Takeuchi Yuko (The Ring, Pride) portrays the tragically deceased Mio. Her husband Takumi (Nakamura Shidou) and his 6-year old son Yuji (Takei Akashi) try to make the best out of this unfortunate circumstance living each day in silent remembrance of the beautiful days they cherished together with Mio as they desperately cling on to her final words, a promise that she will return on a rainy day. Exactly one year after Mio left them, Yuji and his father encounter a strangely familiar woman walking out from the pouring rain...
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Product Title: Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu) - Standard Edition (Normal Edition)(Japan Version) 藉著雨點說愛你 Standard Edition (普通版)(日本版) 藉着雨点说爱你 Standard Edition (普通版)(日本版) いま、会いにゆきます スタンダード・エディション スタンダード・エディション(通常版) Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu) - Standard Edition (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Takeuchi Yuko | YOU | Matsuo Suzuki | Kohinata Fumiyo | Nakamura Shido | Nakamura Katsuo | Ichikawa Mikako | Otsuka Chihiro | Miyama Karen | Asari Yosuke | Takei Akashi | Hiraoka Yuta 竹內結子 | YOU | Matsuo Suzuki | 小日向文世 | 中村 獅童 | 中村嘉葎雄 | 市川實日子 | Otsuka Chihiro | Miyama Karen | 淺利陽介 | 武井証 | 平岡祐太 竹内结子 | YOU | Matsuo Suzuki | 小日向文世 | 中村 狮童 | 中村嘉葎雄 | 市川实日子 | Otsuka Chihiro | Miyama Karen | 浅利阳介 | 武井证 | 平冈佑太 竹内結子 | YOU | 松尾スズキ | 小日向文世 | 中村 獅童 | 中村嘉葎雄 | イチカワ ミカコ | 大塚ちひろ | 美山加恋 | 浅利陽介 | 武井証 | 平岡祐太 | 濱名一哉(企画) | 亀井修(製作統括) | 近藤邦勝(製作) | 島谷能成(製作統括) | 斉藤薫(製作統括) | 安永義郎(製作統括) | 細野義朗(製作統括) | 伊東雄三(製作統括) | 那須田淳(企画協力) | 本間英行(エグゼクティブ・プロデューサー) | 市川南(プロデュース) Takeuchi Yuko | YOU | Matsuo Suzuki | Kohinata Fumiyo | Nakamura Shido | Nakamura Katsuo | Ichikawa Mikako | Otsuka Chihiro | Miyama Karen | Asari Yosuke | Takei Akashi | Hiraoka Yuta
Director: Doi Nobuhiro 土井裕泰 土井裕泰 土井裕泰 | 土井裕泰(監督) Doi Nobuhiro
Release Date: 2005-06-24
Publisher Product Code: SDV-15191D
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?
Publisher: Hakuhodo D.Y. Media Partners
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003968861

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タイトル:いま、会いにゆきます スタンダード・エディション
出演:竹内結子/中村獅童/武井証/美山加恋/浅利陽介/平岡祐太/大塚ちひろ/中村嘉葎雄/市川実日子/YOU/松尾スズキ/小日向文世
監督:土井裕泰(監督)/近藤邦勝(製作)/島谷能成(製作統括)/斉藤薫(製作統括)/安永義郎(製作統括)/亀井修(製作統括)/細野義朗(製作統括)/伊東雄三(製作統括)/濱名一哉(企画)/那須田淳(企画協力)/本間英行(エグゼクティブ・プロデューサー)/市川南(プロデュース)

妻に先立たれながらも6歳の息子・佑司(ゆうじ・武井証)と2人でなんとか幸せに暮らしている秋穂巧(あいおたくみ・中村獅童)。そんな巧たちの前に、彼らを残して1年前に逝ったはずの妻・澪(みお・竹内結子)が梅雨のはしりのある雨の日、森の中に現れる。ただ彼女は一切の記憶を失っていた。しかし、巧と佑司はそんな澪をやさしく迎え入れ、三人のちょっと不思議な共同生活が再び始まる。 記憶のない妻に、自分たちの恋の歴史を語って聞かせる夫・巧。やがて、ふたりは「二度目」の恋に落ちることになる。そして、佑司は「二度目」の母との触れあいに抑えようのない喜びを感じる。 しかし、六週間後、雨の季節が終わりを告げるのとともに、澪は再び巧たちの前から去っていく運命にあった。だが、それでも澪は巧と佑司の心に生涯消えることのない、ある大切な宝物を残していくことになる……。

会見・インタビュー映像集/特報・予告・TVスポット集

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画面:Vista-16:9LB
言語/音声:日本語:ドルビーデジタル2.0chサラウンド/日本語:ドルビーデジタル5.1chサラウンド

その他の情報
製作年:2004
備考:1枚組
特典映像:会見・インタビュー集、特報・予告TVスポット集
日本小売価格:¥3800

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Professional Review of "Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu) - Standard Edition (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)"

October 3, 2005

Unlike most traditional romances, Be With You offers up an intriguing, possibly supernatural premise, a deceased lover returning from beyond the grave. It may sound like a pitch for a horror movie, but Doi Nobuhiro's masterfully told romance is anything but scary. A box office hit in Japan and elsewhere, Be With You is a rousing crowd-pleaser, although not without its problems.

The film revolves around a widower named Takumi (Nakamura Shido) who lives in the country with his six-year-old son Yuji (Takei Akashi). Both are mourning the loss of Mio (Takeuchi Yuko), beloved wife and mother. In the wake of her death, Takumi and Yuji have forged an odd, yet somehow functional relationship; they act almost as if they were abandoned children forced to take care of each other rather than actual father and son. And as if Mio's death wasn't enough, it seems Takumi suffers from a medical condition (Ah, another melodramatic staple!) that affects his motor skills. As a result, Takumi must avoid crowds and live like a veritable recluse. Yuji is disappointed that Takumi can't do the things that most fathers can, but turns out to be amazingly understanding about his father's condition. Besides, Yuji has bigger things to prepare for; things like his mother's possible return.

Strange as it may sound, Mio made a promise on her deathbed that she would return to Yuji and Takumi when the rainy season comes. Of course, Takumi is skeptical of his wife's promise, but refuses to put a damper on his son's excitement. It is clear that Takumi, too, hopes that her dying words come true. On the first anniversary of her death, Takumi and Yuji wander in the woods near their house and end up meeting a woman who is the spitting image of Mio. Strangely, the woman possesses no memory of who she is or how she got there. Rather than question such a providential turn of events, father and son embrace the moment and try to make the most of her return.

Tentatively, their family life resumes, as Mio begins to adjust to her role as wife and mother, re-energizing the family dynamic in a way that brings happiness to all parties involved. In the meantime, Takumi tries to fill in the blanks for Mio about how they fell in love. Their back-story is told from his perspective, as the film flashes back to their high school days. However, his version of events makes it clear that Takumi never became aware of Mio's true feelings at the time, a fact that will come into play later in the narrative.

Underlying all this happiness is the question of how long this reunion will last. It seems that while she was alive, Mio buried a time capsule, one that holds the key to her startling reappearance. Learning the truth of the situation, Mio realizes that her days are numbered and takes steps to ensure that Takumi and Yuji are well-taken care of (and are able to take care of themselves) when she finally departs this earthly plain. As the rainy season's end approaches, all three must prepare for her eventual, poignant departure.

Although I found Be With You to be an engaging experience from start to finish, it's not hard to see how some might find fault with the film. As with most romances, it could be accused of being a bit too sentimental and manipulative in execution. Furthermore, a feminist critique might focus on how Mio's importance to the family seems to be directly related to her ability to cook, clean, and basically take care of Yuji and Takumi. But while I can acknowledge that these issues are present within the film itself, I found no such problems with Be With You. The film possesses a simple, irresistible charm, and it's clear that its main strength lies in the beautiful Takeuchi Yuko. She's fantastic in the role of Mio, imbuing her character with a sense of strength, grace, and warmth that makes her utterly convincing as the glue that holds the family together. The film also benefits from the performance of child actor Takei Akashi, who plays Yuji alternatively as a young boy wise beyond his years, yet very much as the cute child who wants nothing more than to be reunited with his mother.

If there is one complaint that I would lodge with the filmmakers, it would have to be on the issue of the suspension of disbelief. Strangely, I didn't find it hard to buy into the film's supernatural/sci-fi premise at all, but instead found it more difficult to buy into the fact that Mio and Takumi would ever be a compatible couple in the first place. The two leads share a certain kind of chemistry, but even though it's obvious why any guy in the world would fall in love with a girl like Mio, it's near-unfathomable to me how Mio would be interested in a guy like Takumi. At times, Nakamura Shido plays Takumi as an overgrown man-child. His condition is supposed to make him an outcast of sorts to begin with, but it's odd that when Takumi is reunited with Mio, he appears self-conscious and uncomfortable around her. You would think that if this is the woman who completes him (pardon the Jerry Maguire reference), then he would come out of his shell in her presence. Certainly, his spirits are lifted by her return, but he still acts a little strange. In fairness to the filmmakers, perhaps it's a double-edged sword: if Takumi seems too capable, then Mio's importance to their lives is lessened. But if he appears a little too off-kilter, then her reasons for falling in love with him seem unbelievable. Truth be told, the film does offer an explanation of sorts (which I won't reveal here) for their union, but trying to make sense of it involves certain violations of the time-space continuum that might make your head explode. Perhaps it would be better just to accept their love as is and go from there.

Despite this criticism, I found Be With You to be an elegantly shot, well-drawn portrait of a family trying to make the most of their lives on borrowed time. The finale involving Takumi reading Mio's diary and discovering the truth about their early days may seem tacked-on to some viewers, especially after the emotional climax of Mio's departure, but personally, I found that the extended sequence gave the film a deeper meaning and proved crucial to understanding exactly what was happening in the narrative as a whole. As such, if you simply accept the fact that these two people were very much in love, then Be With You should be the kind of film that should have you reaching for the tissue box more than once. Even though I didn't totally buy into their romance, even I found myself moved by this beautiful, emotionally-charged film.

By Calvin McMillin

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Customer Review of "Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu) - Standard Edition (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.5 out of 10 (14)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (27)

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March 29, 2009

This customer review refers to Be With You (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

I cried like a baby Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
"Be With You" manages to turn its unlikely supernatural premise and turns it into a richly romantic movie that will leave you reaching for your handkerchief to mop your copious tears. Dad Takumi (Nakamura Shidou) and son Yuji (Takei Akashi) are struggling to deal with their grief in the wake of the death of Mio (Takeuchi Yuki), Takumi's wife and Yuji's mother. She left behind a children's story she had written in which she promised to return in one year and stay with them until the end of the rainy season. When the subsequent rainy season arrives, Takumi and Yuji find a woman who looks just like Mio ... a woman who has no memory of who she is. Could she truly be Mio returned to life?!? And, as the end of the rainy season approaches, will the story that Mio had written come true? Director Doi Nobuhiro makes "Be With You" a truly stirring ode to true love. Takeuchi Yuki is brilliant as the woman with no memory and little Takei Akashi's very natural performance becomes the film's beating heart. Yes, "Be With You" is very sentimental, but its story is told with such emotional honesty that I embraced it fully. Very highly recommended.
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September 17, 2007

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I want to be with you Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This is a touching but windy story. It's worth the watch, and I must say, it's one of the most touching movies I've ever seen.

Will you spend less days with your loved ones, or spend more days with those you don't love? If your answer is the latter, hope this movie will change it...
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February 24, 2006

This customer review refers to Be With You (Sunflower Cover) (Hong Kong Version)
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a good love story Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
the story seems a bit odd at first.
but the ending make sense.
and it's a touching love story.
like it.
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December 9, 2005

This customer review refers to Be With You (Special Edition) (White Cover) (Hong Kong Version)
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Quality English subs...?? Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Hello, I know this isn't a review at all, but I have to find out if this version of the movie has quality English subtitles? One built for native English speakers? Please, any help from someone who's seen this specific HK version would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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August 30, 2005

This customer review refers to Be With You (Special Edition) (White Cover) (Hong Kong Version)
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Speechlessly Touching! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie is amazingly touching. I do have some expectation before I watch the movie. When I finished it, it is clear that, this movie is way better than I expected.

The casting is excellent. Every character live in the world of the story. The actors are not acting in the movie. They live in it. The actor who play the role of the son , Yuji, is especially good. Some scenes with him are actually heartbreakingly good.

The movie might be a little slow for some audients. But I find it helps to build up the mood and draw the whole picture in detail. If you had read the plot of the movie, you might say, “yeah, good old story. I can tell how it ends”. But I had to say, not till the last minute, you would not know the whole story.

The director and the playwright do an excellence job. Every detail had been take care of. The ending echoes the beginning. And the plot is as smooth as silk.

This movie is not about only about the love between two people. It is also love of family and one’s will to face the fate. It may not be a masterpiece like Godfather. But I am sure this is one of the best Japanese movies I had seen in years, and I seen a lot. All in all, this is a heartwarming movie. It did not resolve the problem but it shows hope for tomorrow.

If you ask me if I like this movie. Sure I am. If not I will not spend times to write all this.
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