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Install (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (Japan Version)
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Dazzling J-pop princess and new generation silver screen star Ueto Aya welcomes you to her latest blockbuster hit. Install is based on a story by acclaimed novelist Wataya Risa, Japan's youngest two-time literature prize winner. Ueto portrays 17-year-old high school girl Asoko who is suffering from over-boredom. After a frustrationg outbreak, she decides to throw away her computer. However, never in her worst nightmares could she have guessed that a clever 10-year-old elementary school boy, Kazuyoshi, would pick it up from the garbage dump, fix it, and set up an erotic on-line chat room with a stolen log-on pass code. When Shioko accidentally runs into the young mastermind, he asks her to replace him as the 26-year-old hostess of his exclusive erotic chatroom for primary school boys. Shioko's curiosity wins over and she accepts the position, setting in motion a story that is as amusing as it is unbelievable!

This version comes with the following bonus features:

  • Making of ("From Install to Install")
  • A day in the Life of Ueto Aya
  • Director's Chair Event Memo

    and more!

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    Product Title: Install (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (Japan Version) Install Collector's Edition (日本版) Install Collector's Edition (日本版) インストール コレクターズ・エディション コレクターズ・エディション Install (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (Japan Version)
    Artist Name(s): Omori Mika | Ueto Aya | Kikukawa Rei | Kojima Hijiri | Kataoka Kei | Kamiki Ryunosuke | Nakamura Shichinosuke | Wataya Risa | Tanaka Yoshiko 大森美香 | 上戶彩 | 菊川怜 | 小島聖 | Kataoka Kei | 神木隆之介 | 中村七之助 | 綿矢莉莎 | 田中好子 大森美香 | 上户彩 | 菊川怜 | 小岛圣 | Kataoka Kei | 神木隆之介 | Nakamura Shichinosuke | 绵矢莉莎 | 田中好子 大森美香 | 上戸彩 | 菊川 怜 | 小島聖 | 片岡K | 神木隆之介 | 中村七之助 | 綿矢りさ/著 | 田中好子 Omori Mika | Ueto Aya | Kikukawa Rei | Kojima Hijiri | Kataoka Kei | Kamiki Ryunosuke | Nakamura Shichinosuke | Wataya Risa | Tanaka Yoshiko
    Director: Kataoka Kei Kataoka Kei Kataoka Kei 片岡K Kataoka Kei
    Release Date: 2005-04-29
    Publisher Product Code: BIBJ-5522
    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: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003955272

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    [アーティスト/ キャスト]
    片岡K (監督) / 綿矢りさ (原作) / 大森美香 (脚本) / 上戸彩 / 中村七之助 / 神木隆之介 / 菊川怜 (友情出演) / 小島聖

    「さわってみる?」特製ソフトステッカー付豪華外箱仕様

    [特典情報]
    特典ディスク付/本編ディスク映像特典:劇場予告篇、TV-CF

    [テクニカル・インフォメーション]
    製作年:2004年/製作国:日本/カラー/本編94分
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    Professional Review of "Install (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (Japan Version)"

    August 16, 2006

    Is it possible to reset life whenever you want to? This is the basic idea behind Install, a strange little comedy about adolescence, innocence, and internet sex chats. Install first appeared as a novel by 17-year-old Wataya Risa, who would eventually win the Akutagawa Award, the Japanese equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for young writers, 2 years later with another novel. With its subject matter, people may expect some kind of breakthrough role for young idol Ueto Aya, or a raunchy comedy. However, Install is a film that isn't going to meet expectations with its charming innocence. Instead, the tame nature of the film is compensated with its dreamy state of being and a certain quirkiness that only Japanese films can achieve. Patience is required for those new to Japanese films, but everyone else may just find a good time somewhere in there.

    Directed by TV veteran Kataoka K., Install tells the story of Asako, a 17-year-old high school girl who lacks direction. Hoping to reset her life, she empties out her entire room and stops going to school. One day, she encounters Aoki, a strange 10-year-old boy who offers her the job of watching over his sex chat site while he's at school. However, there is one problem - both of them are virgins pretending to be a 26-year-old housewife. But that's okay - Aoki speaks wisdom beyond his years (his explanations of sexual acts make for some of the most hilarious yet uncomfortable moments in the film), and Asako is eager to learn. Asako takes the job and begins to immerse herself into an adult world she's never seen before.

    Install is a unique commercial film. With the repetitive bubble-gum-pop-meets-Ikea music, quirky characters, and deadpan humor, Install seems to be trapped in a constant dreamy atmosphere. The film moves at a snail's pace because of its thin plot, and yet, the film never bores. After all, the surreal world of Install reflects much of the inner turmoil that Asako goes through. At 17, Asako is trapped between a rock and a hard place - she feels that she's lived a full life, yet society tells her otherwise. The boredom of adolescence, however, may not be a pace nor style that appeals to everyone; Asako may be "re-installing" herself as a sex chat goddess, but, even then, she's still trapped inside a closet with the computer for hours, connecting with anonymous strangers all lying for false pleasure. In other words, Asako has merely moved from being a nihilist to an existentialist. But don't worry - Install is not that kind of movie; just when the film hints at a darker corner with its subject matter, it takes a u-turn back to the light quirky humor that floods much of the film.

    Install actually stalls when something does happen. The first two acts are thoroughly enjoyable, as Asako discovers her crisis and new purpose in the world and interacts with possibly the horniest 10-year-old character in recent motion picture history. However, when the revelations and twists begin to arrive at the third act, the film's pace comes to a screeching halt. Plot points are confused by the quirky delivery as Kataoka continues to emphasize atmosphere over plot - perhaps not a very wise way to wrap up a film. When the film finally limps to its conclusion, what have these characters done to "install" themselves? The answer is "not much."

    Nevertheless, Install is one of the most interesting teen films to come out in years. Not necessarily inclined toward social commentary or huge character arcs, Kataoka seems to be aiming for a surreal inconsequential comedy with a touch of nihilism and existentialism. This might not be what everyone is looking for when it comes to a film on kids and internet sex chats, and Install is tame compared to its American counterparts, but the not-so-cynics out there may dig its dreamy style and its unfaltering innocence. It's also that dreamy surreal style that prevents Install from being anything mind-blowing or something that will affect a teenager's life. On the other hand, like Asako and Aoki's journey into the adult world, even though the destination may not be very satisfying, at least the journey was fun while it lasted.

    by Kevin Ma

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    Customer Review of "Install (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (Japan Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5.5 out of 10 (2)

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    October 26, 2005

    Moderate Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
    This movie is not brilliant but if your a fan of Aya then you need to have it in your collection with all her other movies
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    Anonymous

    July 29, 2005

    install Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
    Ha very dumb film it has alot of pervertedness in it , the story wasn't clear at or and most parts were kinda boring though Aya Ueto is in it what else do you expect. The cameos was kinda funny especially the detective guy from the grudge. The kid whole stars in this film was a big pervert if you seen it you know what I mean.
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