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Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3

Ono Jiro (Actor) | Ono Yoshikazu | Ono Takashi | David Gelb (Director)
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Product Title: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 壽司之神 (DVD) (台灣版) 寿司之神 (DVD) (台湾版) Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Ono Jiro (Actor) | Ono Yoshikazu | Ono Takashi Ono Jiro (Actor) | Ono Yoshikazu | Ono Takashi Ono Jiro (Actor) | Ono Yoshikazu | Ono Takashi 小野二郎 (Actor) | 小野禎一 | 小野隆士 Ono Jiro (Actor) | Ono Yoshikazu | Ono Takashi
Director: David Gelb 大衛‧賈柏 大卫‧贾柏 デヴィッド・ゲルブ David Gelb
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD-5, DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 82 (mins)
Publisher: Taisheng Multimedia Corporation
Package Weight: 90 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030768300

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導演:大衛‧賈柏 David Gelb

  9歲入行,歷經75年淬鍊 他,創造出傲視全球的美味
  米其林三星大廚 小野二郎 獨門祕笈大公開




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July 4, 2012

Inside the mind of the world's best sushi chef
How do you imagine a Michelin three-starred restaurant would look like? Would it have luxurious décor? Well-dressed waiters standing around at your beck and call? Intricately designed dishes that look more like art pieces than edible foodstuffs? Ono Jiro's Sukibayashi Jiro restaurant has none of those things, and it still has the honor of being one of the 16 Michelin Guide three-starred restaurants in Tokyo. A small basement restaurant with only ten seats, Sukibayashi Jiro requires diners to make reservations at least a month in advance (only accepted by phone), and each meal - which starts at 30,000 yen - consists of only 20 pieces of the freshest picks of the day. Not only will Mr. Jiro make each piece of sushi fresh in front of you, he will also stand stone-faced, waiting for you to devour his creation before moving on to making his next masterpiece.

Despite the intimidating and the seemingly basic, but expensive dining experience, Sukibayashi Jiro is often called the best sushi restaurant in the world, and David Gelb's Jiro Dreams of Sushi will convince you of that. Anyone looking to see Jiro's great recipe will come out disappointed, however, as Jiro and Gelb show that making the best sushi in the world is about everything but cooking.

A stereotypical cliché about Japanese work ethics is that professionals are absolutely devoted to perfecting their skills, to the point where these men would even neglect their families. Jiro follows that cliché 100%: While Gelb depicts Jiro as a talented sushi chef whose skills are unmatched, the director doesn't skirt around how Jiro's devotion to his job affected his family life, namely his stern attitude towards his two sons, both of whom followed in their father's footsteps. While older son Yoshikazu continues to live in his father's shadow as the rightful heir (though one interviewee says Yoshikazu will have to be twice as good as Jiro to outdo him), younger son Takashi was told that he'd have no home to retreat to if his own restaurant fails.

It's also that serious approach to life that makes Jiro such a legendary figure in his field. The film shows that Jiro has established good working relationships with the best fish sellers at the fish market, uses the best rice grown in Japan, and even figures out how to serve the food based on the seating arrangement he makes. Gelb also makes sushi preparation in Jiro's restaurant look like poetry in motion with the use of slow-motion montage accompanied by classical music and a healthy dose of Philip Glass. Making the food look good is essential in a food-related film, and Gelb (who also serves as cinematographer on the film) passes with flying colors. Potential viewers should be warned: Gelb makes the sushi in Sukibayashi Jiro look so good that you may never want to eat sushi again until you have a chance to sit down in Jiro's restaurant.

While Jiro Dreams of Sushi will undoubtedly appeal to foodies everywhere, it's also an intriguing and surprisingly balanced portrait of an obsessed perfectionist. Gelb does bite off a little more than he can chew towards the end when the characters explore environmental issues created by widespread sushi consumption going mainstream, but it still reveals how seriously Jiro and his sons take their profession. Jiro Dreams of Sushi won't teach you anything new about how to prepare sushi (Jiro says himself that he has no secret technique anyway), but it might inspire you to pick up a few work ethics from Jiro-san.

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