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I Have To Buy New Shoes (Blu-ray)(Japan Version) Blu-ray Region A

Nakayama Miho (Actor) | Mukai Osamu (Actor) | Kitagawa Eriko (Director) | Ayano Go (Actor)
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Writer-director Kitagawa Eriko – also one of the most acclaimed writers in Japanese television – goes to Paris in her second directorial effort I Have to Buy New Shoes. Once again produced by director Iwai Shunji, Shoes is a light, unassuming romance drama about a brief fling between a young photographer lost in Paris and an older newspaper writer who helps him. A real resident of Paris for over a decade, Nakayama Miho (Love Letter) gives a radiant performance as a wounded woman who still has room for a bit of romance in her life, while Mukai Osamu (Paradise Kiss) exudes irresistible youthful charm as the traveler. The film also co-stars Kiritani Mirei (Ace Attorney) as the photographer's sister and Ayano Go (Rurouni Kenshin) as her boyfriend. The film's score is composed by kotringo and supervised by Sakamoto Ryuichi.

Photographer Sen (Mukai Osamu) travels to Paris for the first time with his sister Suzume (Kiritani Mirei). However, Suzume abandons Sen as soon as they arrive to be with her boyfriend (Ayano Go), who has been living in Paris for the past half year. Amidst the confusion, Sen meets Aoi (Nakayama Miho), an older single woman who writes for a Japanese newspaper in Paris. After Aoi helps Sen recover his passport, the two go out and spends a night on the town. As Suzume tries to salvage her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, Sen finds himself falling in love with Aoi.

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Product Title: I Have To Buy New Shoes (Blu-ray)(Japan Version) 巴黎戀愛寫真 (Blu-ray)(日本版) 巴黎恋爱写真 (Blu-ray)(日本版) 新しい靴を買わなくちゃ  [Blu-ray Disc] I Have To Buy New Shoes (Blu-ray)(Japan Version)
Also known as: Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha
Artist Name(s): Nakayama Miho (Actor) | Mukai Osamu (Actor) | Ayano Go (Actor) | Kiritani Mirei (Actor) 中山美穗 (Actor) | 向井理 (Actor) | 綾野剛 (Actor) | 桐谷美玲 (Actor) 中山美穗 (Actor) | 向井理 (Actor) | 绫野刚 (Actor) | 桐谷美玲 (Actor) 中山美穂 (Actor) | 向井理 (Actor) | 綾野剛 (Actor) | 桐谷美玲 (Actor) Nakayama Miho (Actor) | Mukai Osamu (Actor) | Ayano Go (Actor) | Kiritani Mirei (Actor)
Director: Kitagawa Eriko 北川悅吏子 北川悦吏子 北川悦吏子 Kitagawa Eriko
Producer: Iwai Shunji 岩井俊二 岩井俊二 岩井俊二 이와이 슌지
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: 2013-04-12
Publisher Product Code: KIXF-134
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: King Records
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1032338664

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中山美穂×岩井俊二。あの名作『Love Letter』以来となる、待望の新作。『Love Letter』を愛するすべての人へ贈る、大人のラブストーリー。 パリ、眩暈がするような、永遠の3日間――。 折れてしまった心のヒールを直してくれるのは、誰? 何かに必死でがんばっていても、ふと気づくと、心に隙間が見つかることは誰にだってある。偶然の出会いから、隙間を埋めてくれる理想の相手が見つかったら、どんなに幸せだろう。そんな夢をかなえてくれる、とびきりロマンティックな映画が誕生。舞台は、パリ。ヒールが折れた靴をきっかけに、パリに暮らす女性と、日本から観光に来た青年の運命がクロスする、これは魔法にかかったような3日間の、ときめきの物語。ヒロイン・アオイを演じるのは2003年パリに移住し、2010年『サヨナライツカ』で本格的に女優業を再開した中山美穂。そしてアオイと恋に落ちるフォトグラファーのセン役には、主演作が相次ぐ人気俳優、向井理。共演陣には、桐谷美玲、綾野剛と若手実力派キャストが集結。そして、監督・脚本に北川悦吏子、プロデュース・撮影監督に岩井俊二、音楽監督に坂本龍一と、極上のラブストーリーにふさわしいスタッフ陣が、恋の行方を演出! <ストーリー> カメラマンのセン (向井理)は、妹のスズメ (桐谷美玲)に付き添いパリへと旅行にやって来るが、到着するやいなや一人で行動したいと主張するスズメはどこかに出かけてしまう。置き去りにされて困惑していたセンは、ふとしたきっかけでパリ在住の日本人女性アオイ (中山美穂)と出会う。宿泊先もわからず妹と連絡もとれないセンは、アオイに電話をかけ、その夜二人は食事をともにするが・・・。

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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May 31, 2013

This customer review refers to I Have To Buy New Shoes (2012) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Silly title; lovely romance Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The odd title "I Have to Buy New Shoes" might suggest yet another superficial "Sex and the City" knock-off. Fortunately, writer-director Kitagawa Eriko has something entirely different in mind. And with gorgeous Nakayama Miho in the foreground and scenic Paris as a backdrop, Kitagawa has chosen just the right trappings for this chaste romance.

Commercial photographer Sen (Mukai Osamu) accompanies his sister Suzume (Kiritani Mirei) on a three-day trip to Paris, but sneaky Suzume ditches her brother in order to spend the holiday with her artist boyfriend (Ayano Go). Alone and lost in the big city, Sen encounters Aoi (Nakayama Miho), a long-time Paris resident who helps Sen find the way to his hotel. On the surface, Sen and Aoi are attractive people with interesting careers. But scratch those glossy surfaces and one finds two lonely, broken people, both struggling with loss and disappointment. Despite their age difference, mutual need leads to friendship between the two, which blossoms into yearning for a deeper connection.

While the subplot involving sister Suzume and her boyfriend proves distracting and disposable, the delicate dance between Sen and Aoi becomes increasingly engaging as the film progresses. Much of the charm of this relationship arises from the intersection of the hunky earnestness of Mr. Mukai and the finely nuanced performance of Miss Nakayama, who convinces as a profoundly wounded woman slowly emerging from her sleepwalk through life. Throw in a stroll down the Champs-Elysees and an afternoon on the Seine and you have a romance worth watching.
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