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Midnight Diner (2015) (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version)
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When the city goes to sleep, he goes to work in the kitchen. Does he have any customers? More than you think...

After three hit seasons, the late night television drama adaptation of Abe Yaro's manga series hits the silver screen with its first feature film. Following the show's original concept, Midnight Diner is a slice-of-life drama about the owner (Kobayashi Kaoru) of a late-night Shinjuku alleyway restaurant and the stories of his customers. Directed by series regular Matsuoka Joji (Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad), the ensemble drama follows several characters who frequent the neighborhood hangout: a money-obsessed woman who finds love with a geeky salesman, a homeless young woman who takes refuge as the owner's new assistant cook, a man who comes to Tokyo from Fukushima to find the volunteer that he's fallen for and a mystery urn that's been left at the diner. In the spirit of the television drama, Midnight Diner is a gentle, moving and sometimes dryly amusing drama about the little stories in the big city known as Tokyo.

This edition includes commentary, making of, deleted scenes, interviews and a slide show.

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Product Title: Midnight Diner (2015) (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version) 電影版 深夜食堂 (特別版) (DVD) (日本版) 电影版 深夜食堂 (特别版) (DVD) (日本版) 映画 深夜食堂 特別版 Midnight Diner (2015) (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Shinya Shokudo the Movie Shinya Shokudo the Movie Shinya Shokudo the Movie Shinya Shokudo the Movie Shinya Shokudo the Movie
Artist Name(s): Kobayashi Kaoru | Takaoka Saki | Emoto Tokio | Abe Yaro | Tanaka Yuko | Odagiri Joe | Matsushige Yutaka | Mitsuishi Ken | Tsutsui Michitaka | Yo Kimiko | Tabe Mikako | Kikuchi Akiko 小林薰 | 高岡早紀 | 柄本時生 | 安倍夜郎 | 田中裕子 | 小田切讓 | 松重豐 | 光石研 | 筒井道隆 | 余貴美子 | 多部未華子 | 菊池亞希子 小林薰 | 高冈早纪 | 柄本时生 | 安倍夜郎 | 田中裕子 | 小田切让 | 松重庆 | 光石研 | 筒井道隆 | 余贵美子 | Tabe Mikako | 菊池亚希子 小林薫 | 高岡早紀 | 柄本時生 | 安倍夜郎/著 | 田中裕子 | オダギリジョー | 松重豊 | 光石研 | 筒井道隆 | 余貴美子 | 多部未華子 | 菊池亜希子 Kobayashi Kaoru | Takaoka Saki | Emoto Tokio | Abe Yaro | Tanaka Yuko | 오다기리 죠 | Matsushige Yutaka | Mitsuishi Ken | Tsutsui Michitaka | Yo Kimiko | Tabe Mikako | Kikuchi Akiko
Director: Matsuoka Joji 松岡錠司 松冈锭司 松岡錠司 Matsuoka Joji
Release Date: 2015-07-29
Publisher Product Code: ASBY-5923
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1041902946

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
小林薫 / 高岡早紀 / 柄本時生 / 松岡錠司 (監督、脚本) / 安倍夜郎 (原作)

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[特典情報]
封入特典:ブックレット/映像特典収録/音声特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
特別版/本編119分
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
公開年 : 2015

[ストーリー]
マスターの作る味と居心地の良さを求めて、夜な夜なにぎわうめしや。ある日、誰かが店に置き忘れた骨壺をめぐってマスターは思案顔。詮索好きな常連たちは骨壺をネタに、いつもの与太話に花を咲かせている。そんなめしやに、久しぶりに顔を出したたまこ。愛人を亡くしたばかりで新しいパトロンを物色中だったが、隣にいた年下の男と肌が合い…。/無銭飲食をしたことを機に、マスターの手伝いを兼ねて住み込みで働くことになったみちる。いつのまにかめしやに馴染むが、どこか事情を抱えたままで…。福島の被災地から来た謙三は夜な夜なめしやに現れては、常連のあけみに会いたいと騒いでは店の客と一悶着…。春夏秋冬、ちょっとワケありな客たちが現れては、マスターの作る懐かしい味に心の重荷を下ろし、胃袋を満たしては新しい明日への一歩を踏み出していく。

[解説]
小腹も心も満たします。/国民的「食」コミックの「深夜食堂」がTVドラマ に続き、遂に映画化!/ワケありな客たちとマスターの味で紡ぐめしやの春夏秋冬—

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

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July 13, 2021

This customer review refers to Midnight Diner (2015) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Midnight Diner is masterful Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
'Midnight Diner' essentially is the cinematic version of a short story collection, with four intertwining plots all revolving around the misfits and oddballs who satisfy their midnight food cravings at the Master's late-night diner.

The Master (Kobayashi Kaoru), the diner's owner and chef, is a mysterious figure, tall and bleak in appearance, with a long scar running down the left side of his worn face. His attempts to stay out of people's affairs inevitably fail, as he is regarded as a father/authority figure by his regular diners, who form a kind of informal family.

The movie features four primary stories: (1) the pampered mistress (Takaoka Saki) of a well-heeled business executive, after the death of the businessman, seeks shelter in the arms of a lonely salesman (Emoto Tokio), (2) a young woman (Tabe Mikako) from Niigata fleeing entanglements there becomes a temporary assistant to the Master, but those old entanglements seek to draw her back home, (3) a woman (Kikuchi Akiko) who offered volunteer help to the survivors of the Fukushima tsunami finds that a man (Tsutsui Michitaka) she aided has developed an obsessive love for her, and (4) in a wraparound story, an anonymous burial urn has been surreptitiously dropped off in the diner and the Master wrestles with what to do with it.

Each of the stories becomes engrossing, as do the colorful characters who frequent the cramped confines of the Master's diner. I'm so glad that there is a second film in this series I can watch because I hate to leave this little world behind. BTW, if you enjoyed this movie, I strongly recommend that you also check out director Matsuoka Joji's splendid earlier film 'Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad'.
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