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Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)
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Product Title: Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version) Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version) Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version) 嫌われ松子の一生 혐오스런 마츠코의 일생 DTS (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Nakatani Miki | Iseya Yusuke | Shibasaki Ko | Emoto Akira | Kadono Takuzo | Katahira Nagisa | Nakatani Noboru | Gori | Kagawa Teruyuki | Tanihara Shosuke | Honda Hirotaro | Magy | Nakashima Tetsuya | Kurosawa Asuka | Eita 中谷美紀 | 伊勢谷友介 | 柴咲幸 | 柄本明 | 角野卓造 | Katahira Nagisa | Nakatani Noboru | Gori | 香川照之 | 谷原章介 | 本田博太郎 | Magy | 中島 哲也 | Kurosawa Asuka | 瑛太 中谷美纪 | 伊势谷友介 | 柴咲幸 | 柄本明 | 角野卓造 | Katahira Nagisa | Nakatani Noboru | Gori | 香川照之 | 谷原章介 | 本田博太郎 | Magy | 中岛哲也 | Kurosawa Asuka | Eita 中谷美紀 | 伊勢谷友介 | 柴咲コウ | エモトアキラ | 角野卓造 | 片平なぎさ | 中谷昇 | ゴリ | 香川照之 | 谷原章介 | 本田博太郎 | マギー | 中島哲也 | 黒沢あすか | 瑛太 Nakatani Miki | Iseya Yusuke | 시바사키 코우 | Emoto Akira | Kadono Takuzo | Katahira Nagisa | Nakatani Noboru | Gori | Kagawa Teruyuki | Tanihara Shosuke | Honda Hirotaro | Magy | Nakashima Tetsuya | Kurosawa Asuka | Eita
Release Date: 2007-07-06
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese, Korean
Place of Origin: Hong Kong, Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Widemedia Korea
Other Information: 1 DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004918379

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* Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
* Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 & 2.0 / dts
* Extras : 한글지원
-“스넥 마츠코”의 단골 손님들의 코멘터리
- 특별 멀티 쳅터
- 마츠코의 역사 쳅터
- 뮤직 쳅터
- 출연자 쳅터
- 제9중대 예고편

* Director : 나카시마 테츠야

불량공주, 업그레이드되어 돌아왔다!
- <불량공주 모모코>나카시마 테츠야 감독의 최고기대 신작, 웃음은 두배, 눈물은 백배쯤 업그레이드...

있을 수 없는 최강 캐스팅
- <일본침몰>시바사키 코우, <좋아해> 에이타, <유레루> 카가와 테루유키... 영화 열편을 만들고도 남을만한 스타들이 영화 곳곳에서 튀어 나온다?!

에르메스 완벽 변신!
- <전차남>의 단아한 에르메스 나카타니 미키, 이번엔 춤추고 노래하는 마츠코로 컴백했다.
- 일본영화제의 여우주연상을 싹쓸이한 완벽변신에 모두 주목!

일본 최고 뮤지션 총집결!
- 보니핑크, AI, 기무라 카에라...열거하기도 힘들고 모이기도 힘든 최고의 뮤지션들이 마츠코의 마음을 노래한다. 올해 최고 OST 탄생!

마츠코야 울지마라 사랑이 있다!
눈물나게 아름다운 그 여자의 잔혹동화!

도쿄에서 백수 생활을 하던 쇼(에이타)는 고향의 아버지(카가와 테루유키)로부터 한 통의 전화를 받는다. 행방불명 되었던 고모 마츠코(나카타니 미키)가 사체로 발견되었으니 유품을 정리하라는 것. 다 허물어져가는 아파트에서 이웃들에게 '혐오스런 마츠코' 라고 불리며 살던 그녀의 물건을 정리하며 쇼는 한 번도 만난 적 없는 마츠코의 일생을 접하게 된다. 중학교 교사로 일하며 모든 이에게 사랑받던 마츠코에게 지난 25년간 도대체 어떤 일이 일어난 것일까?

제자가 일으킨 절도사건으로 해고 당한 마츠코는 가출을 감행한다. 하지만 동거하던 작가 지망생은 자살해 버리고, 그의 친구와 불륜을 시작한 마츠코는 곧 버림받고 절망에 빠져 몸을 팔게 된다. 기둥서방에게마저 배신당한 마츠코는 그를 살해, 8년형을 언도 받는다. 출소 후, 미용사로 일하던 마츠코는 자신을 해고당하게 만들었던 절도사건의 범인인 제자 류 요이치와 재회하고 운명적인 사랑에 빠지게 되는데....
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Professional Review of "Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)"

January 29, 2007

This professional review refers to Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Let's make no mistake - Memories of Matsuko is, by all general appearances, a pop song and its accompanying 130 minute promo video. It is the latest film from the director of the wonderful Kamikaze Girls (2004), and it sees Tetsuya Nakashima working with someone else's material other than his own, but giving a recognisable portrayal none the less. More money to play with, more detail and layers within the film, and, I think, something quite positively deceptive in its approach and results.

Memories of Matsuko does represent (on the surface of it) many aspects that can be described as basic triggers of pleasure in the average viewer, it being very colorful and quite cursory with it's descriptions and portrayals - and it does have several decades or more to cover. The path we follow shifts around dramatically from moral lifestyles into more questionable territory with great ease as a result of it's ability to leave behind what was never entirely securely established.

I would expect that not many people can deny liking at least one or more pop songs - this is because there is the possibility for any given genre to contain both good and bad, and because there's hidden wisdom in all kinds of various places. The film itself is described by Nakashima as something which is preferably defined as a comedy-drama which provokes varied reactions from the audiences within the same scenes - some laugh, some cry at the comedy within the tragedy.

Matsuko, born into a family with a disabled younger sister and a doting father, struggles hard to build relationships that give her the security she desired in her youth. Beyond her childhood is where the very large majority of the film takes place, and we see the signs of her childhood insecurities bubble to the surface. Brief flashbacks show the strong connection between childhood trauma and adult decision-making, and the subsequent cycle of continuing trauma that results from it; this is where the expected intentional lack of sympathy for a situation ultimate of her direct creation and the unexpected newfound sympathy of showing life is never quite so clear-cut, and contradictory elements come in. All her relationships are out of her emotional necessity, to avoid being alone in the world rather than any possible mutual desire or requirement of any kind. Matsuko inadvertently has selfish objectives to seek a father figure and makes bad choices on a regular basis because of this.

Nakashima's film, an adaptation from a book written by female writer Muneki Yamada, blends both male and female views on this familiar way of living - the story begins at the end and returns to Matsuko's origins to trace the path through her turbulent life. Along the way we get what is essentially a parody of the cliches both within relationship films and life itself. Yes, it's a tragedy, but it's told with great sympathy and humor, and intends to teach the audience, or remind them of the necessity to be sensitive towards those in less fortunate situations. It doesn't entirely get sentimental, and it doesn't drown itself in sorrow or pity, essentially telling the story in a comedic manner, and so this is where the bittersweet aspects come from.

Peppering the story with songs (on one level, this is a musical) and using a lot of flash techniques to make the on-screen action highly colorful, visually bold, and detailed, Nakashima does confirm his television commercial background with great ease. Beyond this generalisation of human nature, though, there lies an emotionally wrenching, touching tale. It perhaps fits preconceptions of relationship films as well as regularly managing to display great imagination, insight, and understanding. This takes the films beyond its apparent cliches and pop video approach into a much more layered, variable story that has many great aspects of interest hidden within it. Yes, the truncation is necessary and it's also one key aspect of films I've often found questionably manipulative. The film is a spiral or descent into chaos shown in reverse, farcical and touching in great measures, while exploiting one negative aspect to give a lesson in life that, although clearly not unfamiliar, is sharply told. It's great fun, on one level not particularly original, and on many others it's something quite special.

The recently issued HK DVD is a two-disc affair. Firstly, the picture and sound quality on the feature itself are just superb, the translation flawless as far as I can tell. Disc Two contains only around 60 minutes or so of additional material. The making-of feature is the longest part, with a fascinating but brief behind-the-scenes from the director's perspective of the two-month-long shoot which reveals unexpected tensions within the production, plus a couple of short interviews with Miki Nakatani (Matsuko) and Nakashima again. This disc suffers from broken English translation as you might predict as possible from an HK DVD. I would suspect the features translation, Americanised in its spelling as it is, was prepared long in advance and the features were a nice, but ill-considered late addition. This looks like a part of the unsubbed R2 Japanese DVD, and I would have happily parted with what would have been several times the money for that disc at the time of its release.

Great film, and I look forward to more from Nakashima in the future - a director that flies in the face of what I am usually looking for, but does it in such a convincing, relatively deep fashion that it makes his works worth watching. Although this doesn't clearly tap into many youth culture aspects that likely gave Kamikaze Girls its young audience, the approach in Memories of Matsuko is similar for it's visuals. With a maturation in storytelling and filmmaking on Nakashima's part, Memories of Matsuko seems to be intentionally looking for an older audience, but it can also find ways of touching anyone open to its charms.

by logboy - Twitchfilm.net

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Customer Review of "Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.5 out of 10 (2)

Amy
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October 6, 2008

This customer review refers to Memories Of Matsuko (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

One of the best HK releases I have seen Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
... from my limited HK releases collection!

Once again, this is a product review... though apparently it reflects my rating because I would also give the film top marks!

First off, I really like the case of the HK Special Edition, so presentation is really good.

Since this film is quite the visual fest, the digital transfer also matters, and it's great. Subtitles are in order, no missing letters or misspelled, no missing dialogue. It's all in order with the main disc. The 2nd disc which contains small interviews with Miki Nakatani, and another one with Tetsuya Nakashima, as well as a Making Of, and Film-to-Storyboard Comparisons for many of the musical numbers... so this 2nd disc is full of information I didn't know! Like the difficult actress-director relationship there was...

Totally worth getting, in my opinion!
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Kevin Kennedy
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August 30, 2007

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"Memories" is unforgettable! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
"Memories of Matsuko" is an eye-popping, garish, comic, and deeply affecting vision of a woman's descent into madness.

The first half hour of "Memories of Matsuko" bowls the viewer over with its manic energy and seemingly chaotic approach to storytelling. It is splashy, colorful, and noisy, but I found it off-putting and wondered whether I wanted to endure much more of it.

I am glad that I did. I'm not sure whether the film settles down a bit or the viewer adjusts to the director's bizarre approach, but during the film's second half hour I became caught up in the tale of poor Matsuko's unhappy life.

Matsuko grew up in a home in which the father clearly favored her bed-ridden sister. Matsuko longs for the unconditional love of her father, but, unable to attain it, settles for the smiles she can get from him by adopting a self-abasing goofy expression on her face.

This habit of trading willful self-abasement in exchange for attention becomes a destructive pattern in her life. The movie shows her descent from a lovely, happy music teacher to an overweight, unwashed, unhinged recluse.

The director's dazzling style and the occasional light-hearted pop tune make Matsuko's descent bearable to watch. Indeed, as the story proceeds, the viewer becomes thoroughly engrossed, rooting for Matsuko to pull herself out of her downward spiral, hoping that somehow someone will embrace her with the love she needs.

Much of the film's success is owed to the performance of its lead actress, Nakatani Miki, as Matsuko. Miss Nakatani is a great artist, able to appear glamorous or downtrodden, effervescent or deflated. She creates a believable, sympathetic character and breathes glorious life into her. And she will leave you weeping at film's end.

"Memories of Matsuko" is very highly recommended.
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