We use cookies to enhance user experience and improve the quality of our website. Go to Cookie Preferences to Manage Cookies, or Accept All to agree to both our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  Accept All 
Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

This product is out of print and no longer available from the publisher
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product cannot be cancelled or returned after the order has been placed. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This product will not be shipped to Hong Kong.
Love Collage (Collage of Our Life)  (Japan Version)
Sign in to rate and write review
Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.7 out of 10 (12)

YesAsia Editorial Description

J-director Yukihiko Tsutsumi skillfully weaves elements of various film genre's into his tragic tale "Collage of Our Life".

In his latest creation Yukihiko takes the viewer to New York where amateur photographer Makoto (Ryuhei Matsuda) encounters the love of his life in the girl called Shizuru (Ryoko Hirosue). However, their relationship is of very brief duration as Makoto discovers that Shizuru's photographic know how outmatches his own. Shortly afterwards the protagonist receives shattering message of the girl 's death …

Click here to view images of the movie.(1)、(2)、(3)、(4)

© 2003-2021 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version) 戀愛寫真 (日本版) Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version) 恋愛寫眞 Collage of Our Life Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Hirosue Ryoko | Koike Eiko | Osugi Ren | Okamoto Rei | Yamazaki Shigenori | Takahashi Issey | Matsuda Ryuhei | Harada Atsushi | Nishiyama Mayuko 廣末涼子 | 小池榮子 | 大杉漣 | 岡本麗 | 山崎樹範 | 高橋一生 | 松田龍平 | 原田篤 | Nishiyama Mayuko 广末凉子 | 小池荣子 | 大杉涟 | 冈本丽 | 山崎树范 | 高桥一生 | 松田龙平 | Harada Atsushi | Nishiyama Mayuko 広末涼子 | 小池栄子 | オオスギレン | 岡本麗 | 山崎樹範 | 高橋一生 | 松田龍平 | 原田篤 | 西山繭子 | ノーマ・チュウ | 江藤漢斉 | ドミニク・マーカス | ステファニー・ワン Hirosue Ryoko | Koike Eiko | Osugi Ren | Okamoto Rei | Yamazaki Shigenori | Takahashi Issey | Matsuda Ryuhei | Harada Atsushi | Nishiyama Mayuko
Director: Tsutsumi Yukihiko 堤幸彥 堤幸彦 堤幸彦 Tsutsumi Yukihiko
Release Date: 2003-11-22
Publisher Product Code: DA-279
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: Shochiku Home Video
Other Information: 2DVDs
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002869836

Product Information

[アーティスト/ キャスト]
広末涼子 / 松田龍平 / 小池栄子 / 堤幸彦 (監督) / 見岳章 (音楽)

本編ディスク+特典ディスク

[特典情報]
初回特典:キラパッケージ/映像特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
本編111分
Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version)"

Customers who bought "Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version)" also bought

Customers who bought videos directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko also bought videos by these directors:

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version)"

October 7, 2003

Love Collage, otherwise known as Collage of Our Days, is a surprising film in a lot of ways. Maybe it's the title. One would expect something exceedingly sappy and romantic from a movie called Love Collage, where an attractive, full-of-potential boy meets an attractive, out-of reach girl, moons over her for a while until she finally realises how wonderful he really is, and they live happily ever after.

But actually, that's what Love Collage isn't: a love story. Rather it's a journey of self realisation, from the trite self-orientation of early adulthood into true maturity, captured in a series of moving snapshots that defy reality and express something far more genuine and inspiring than your average boy-meets-girl-loses-girl love story.

They do say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if that's the case, one gets the impression that photographer Makoto Seigawa (Ryuhei Matsuda) has something stuck in his throat. After being thrown out a third story window for not making a gangster's girlfriend look better, and then punching out his editor, he finds himself out of a job and at a loss as to why everything in his life is going so wrong. When it seems like things couldn't actually get worse, Makoto goes to his school reunion only to be told that his ex-girlfriend is dead, and has been for a year. This seems kind of odd, considering he only just got a letter from her. Convinced she's actually alive, Makoto jumps on a plane to New York to find her, with only one photo and no address to guide him.

What follows is a strangely poignant story offset by flashbacks as Makoto searches for his girlfriend. Yes, it's a love story, and Ryoko Hirosue as Shizuru Satona is sweet and unconventional enough to make the romance believable. But its less about them and more about him. Matsuda's normally remote, doe-eyed stoicism is caught up for the duration of the idyllic flashback in Shizuru's passion not for love but for life, which of course is the whole point. Makoto doesn't look at the world the same way as Shizuru does. For him the camera is something to put between him and the world, rather than something to view the world through, and slowly he comes to realise it.

It's a classic case of absence making the heart grow fonder. Being empty, lacking the one thing that really would fulfil him if he actually realised he was unfulfilled, Makoto sees something in Shizuru that he yearns for without even having the words. The way her images affect him, bursting out of their frames to encroach on his reality without his say-so, are some of the most stunning, telling moments in the film. These pictures, so full of intimacy and courage and life and wonder, aren't his. He's just a voyeur in Shizuru's world, and eventually this seemingly inarticulate longing consumes the relationship until six years later, he's lost in New York, looking for his dead girlfriend on the outside and his own self on the inside.

Love College has its flaws; sometimes its heavy handed and a bit manic (especially in the climax), and there are things that you really are going to have to make your own mind up about. But overall its quirky, synchronous narrative and sheer visual beauty outshine any absence of satisfactory cinematic answers, which rather than detracting from the overall message is actually a point in its favour. It's probably more accurate to think about this film as being Collage of Our Days (the Japanese title) rather than Love Collage (the Hong Kong title), because that's what this movie is really all about - not love, but life.

8 Picture Perfect Moments out of 10

by Deni Stoner - heroic-cinema.com

Feature articles that mention "Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version)"

This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Customer Review of "Love Collage (Collage of Our Life) (Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.7 out of 10 (12)

Kevin Kennedy
See all my reviews


September 12, 2007

This customer review refers to Love Collage (Hong Kong Version)
A greatly flawed love story Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
"Love Collage" is an uneasy mixture of film influences and styles. It starts out as a fairly conventional tale of an introspective photographer who falls in love with a "wild child" girl. She takes up photography to be closer to him, but her impulsive skill with the camera soon outpaces his own efforts. She then moves to New York City to pursue her career.

So far, so good, but when the story moves to the Big Apple, the movie really goes off the rails. The filmmakers at this point seem torn between turning the film into a remake of "Ghost", "Blow Up", or "Nightmare on Elm Street". Instead of choosing one genre, they mix them all up. And, speaking as someone who lived there for a couple years, I can attest that the depiction of New York City as a collection of hard-hearted grifters, thugs, and thieves is utterly preposterous.

Pity poor Eiko Koike. She must need a new agent; I'm not sure how she let herself be talked into taking the part she plays in this film. In "2LDK", she showed that she can really act. Here her role is simply laughable.

The love story portions at the beginning and end of this film are intriguing; the rest of it is a mess.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

December 13, 2004

This customer review refers to Love Collage (Hong Kong Version)
Great! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is a wonderful movie, totally worth the entire price I paid for it. Even friends I have that aren't into japanese or foreign films enjoyed it.

It's cute, it's sweet, it's funny, it's dramatic.

The ending was a bit anticlimactic, but it doesn't lose any points with me.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

October 10, 2004

The best Japanese love story I've ever seen...... Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Collage of Our Life is very realistic for me. The life of a photographer who teaches a girl how to be a one and she outstands her sensei.Very ROOOOOOMMMAAAAANNNNNNTTTTTTTTTICCCCC. It's all about the oranges. hehe Arigato Gozaimas
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

April 18, 2004

3 people found this review helpful

Subtitles Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
A helpful hint for anyone who wants to purchase this dvd;
The official Japanese version has english subtitles, despite yesasia saying it doesn't :x
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

March 20, 2004

This customer review refers to Love Collage (Hong Kong Version)
=D Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I thought this movie was awesome! The cinematography is just amazing. I usually don't pay much attention to how the film is shot, but this movie really caught my eye.

Aside from that, the plot is confusing at times but definitely understandable. If you are a sucker for sweet, sappy, and squealing-inducing romance like me, then I highly recommend this movie. ^_^
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)

Browse Other Related Categories

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Love Me, Love Me Not The Memory Eraser Attack on Titan: Chronicle Burn the Witch Howling Village
  • Region & Language: Hong Kong United States - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.
Cookie Preferences Close

We use data cookies to store your online preferences and collect information. You can use this interface to enable or disable sets of cookies with varying functions.


These cookies are required to use core website features and are automatically enabled when you use the site. They also enable use of the Shopping Bag and Checkout processes, assist in regulatory and security issues, measure traffic and visits, and retrieve order information for affiliate commissions. We use the information collected to evaluate and improve the performance of your shopping experience.
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. Advertising Cookies are placed by third-party providers with our permission, and any information collected may be shared with other organizations such as publishers or advertisers.
These cookies enable us to provide better services based on how users use our website, and allow us to improve our features to deliver better user experience. Information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

    Cancel