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Millennium Actress (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
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After making a splash with Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon brilliantly blurs the lines of reality and cinema again with Millennium Actress. Released at the turn of the millennium, the film spans 100 years of Japanese cinema and 1000 years of Japanese history through the life story of an elderly actress. Her lifelong search for a dissident artist she met briefly as a girl takes her to distant lands and great adventures, revealed in stunning flashbacks in which movies and memories become one.
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Product Title: Millennium Actress (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) 千年女優 (Blu-ray) (日本版) 千年女优 (Blu-ray) (日本版) 千年女優 【Blu-ray Disc】 Millennium Actress (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Sennen Joyuu Sennen Joyuu Sennen Joyuu Sennen Joyuu Sennen Joyuu
Artist Name(s): Koyama Mimi | Shoji Miyoko | Orikasa Fumiko | Hirasawa Susumu 小山茉美 | 莊司美代子 | 折笠富美子 | 平澤進 小山茉美 | 庄司美代子 | 折笠富美子 | 平泽进 小山茉美 | 荘司美代子 | 折笠富美子 | 平沢進 | 本田雄 Koyama Mimi | Shoji Miyoko | Orikasa Fumiko | Hirasawa Susumu
Director: Kon Satoshi 今敏 今敏 今敏 Kon Satoshi
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Publisher Product Code: BCXA-815
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1034187934

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今敏監督が作り上げた、日本アニメ界に輝く名作『千年女優』が遂にBlu-rayで登場! ニュープリントテレシネ&HDマスタリングで初Blu-ray化!! ――かつて一世を風靡した大女優、藤原千代子。30年前忽然と銀幕から姿を消し、人里離れた山荘でひっそりと暮らしていた彼女の元に、時を越えて古びた小さな鍵が届けられた。あたかもその鍵が記憶の扉を開いたかのように、千代子が語り始めたその物語は、彼女が生きてきた70数年という現実の流れから溢れだし、"映画"という幻想の海流を通って、遙か戦国の昔から、見果てぬ未来の彼方まで広がって行く。閉ざされた想い出に隠された千代子の秘密とは? 鍵が開いた空白の時は何を意味するのか? 錯綜した記憶の彼方にこそ千代子の真実が浮かび上がる。 パナソニック独自開発のMGVC(マスターグレードビデオコーディング)と、ドルビーTrueHD・アドバンスト96kアップサンプリングを採用し、これまでにない高画質・高音質を追求!

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今敏 (原案、脚本、監督、キャラクターデザイン) / 荘司美代子 (藤原千代子(70代)) / 小山茉美 (藤原千代子(20〜40代)) / 折笠富美子 (藤原千代子(10〜20代)) / 本田雄 (キャラクターデザイン、作画監督) / 平沢進 (音楽)


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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10 (2)

Kevin Kennedy
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July 28, 2007

This customer review refers to Millennium Actress (US Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Beautiful, captivating anime Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
"Millennium Actress" is a beautifully illustrated and intricate look back at an elderly actress's life-long search for her long-lost love.

The movie is told through a truly unique narrative style. A documentary filmmaker travels to her home to make a movie of her life story. As she tells about her life, her story is illustrated through scenes from her many movies, with the documentary filmmaker and his cameraman showing up as witnesses and sometimes as participants.

At first, this story-telling device seemed to distance the viewer from the narrative, but in the film's second half, the viewer gets swept up in the actress's search for her love.

Through the device of telling the story through scenes of the actress's movies, we get to see episodes -- and beautiful costuming -- from throughout Japanese history. I haven't seen anything else quite like this movie and I can recommend it very highly to a general audience.
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November 24, 2004

This customer review refers to Millennium Actress (Korean version)
Slow moving anime. Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
The introduction was quite interesting and it gave us the notion that it's going to use flashbacks throughout the movie. But Millennium Actress is not as confusing as Tale of Two Sisters.

The movie is about Chiyoko herself, telling the director the stories of her life. Coincidently, the director is obsessed about Chiyoko for reasons known during the second half of the movie.

Flashbacks are used while she tells her stories beginning when she was a budding actress till her woman-age life. The storyline wasn't too my liking, as it was quite short and simple.

Although Chiyoko's teenage character was quite naive and oblivious, what dissapoints me the most was she didn't change over time.
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