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Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
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The landmark 1974 animated series Space Battleship Yamato finally gets a live-action treatment nearly four decades after its premiere, and what better director to take that job than Yamazaki Takashi? A leading special effects wizard before becoming a filmmaker, Yamazaki has made a successful career out of seamlessly combining computer-generated spectacle and genuinely touching human drama in films like the Always - Sunset on Third Street series and Ballad. In addition to directing, Yamazaki also oversaw the groundbreaking computer-generated special effects, which is featured in 80% of the film to convincingly bring the Yamato world to life.

Leading the epic space adventure is SMAP member/Asian superstar Kimura Takuya (Hero) as the heroic Kodai Susumu, who commands the titular space battleship into a war against a powerful enemy in outer space. Joining Kimura is a star-studded cast that includes Kuroki Meisa (Crows Zero), Yanagiba Toshiro (Bayside Shakedown), Nishida Toshiyuki (The Magic Hour), Maiko (Yama no Anata), Yamazaki Tsutomu (Departures), and Ikeuchi Hiroyuki (Ip Man). One of the highest-grossing Japanese films of 2010, Space Battleship Yamato is an exciting sci-fi spectacular for audiences of all ages!

In the year 2199, Earth has become a wasteland after five years of radiation attacks from an unseen alien enemy called the Gamilons. Even though survivors have remained safe under ground, the radiation is slowly beginning to reach them. One of the survivors is Kodai Susumu (Kimura Takuya), who picks up a mysterious device one day while hunting for scrap metal. After discovering a map to a planet inside the device, the military sends out its last battleship - the Yamato - to the planet in the hopes that it'll be the key to save humanity. Kodai, a former soldier himself, joins the Yamato crew and quickly proves to be a worthy team member. With only a year left before the end of Earth, what will the Yamato crew find at the end of their long and perilous journey?

Collector's Edition comes with the following:

  • Making Of
  • Conversation Between Kimura Takuya and Director Yamazaki Takashi
  • Stage Events
  • Special Effects Making Of
  • 360-degree gallery of Yamato
  • Trailers
  • Replica of Kodai Susumu's Dog Tag
  • A Yamato Crew Uniform Cell Phone Strap
  • A Set of Two Photocards
  • Photo Stand
  • Pass Case
  • Booklet
  • Storyboards
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    Product Title: Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) 宇宙戰艦大和號 (DVD) (珍藏版) (初回限定生產) (日本版) 宇宙战舰大和号 (DVD) (珍藏版) (初回限定生产) (日本版) SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマト コレクターズ・エディション (完全予約限定版) Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
    Artist Name(s): Kimura Takuya | Ogata Naoto | Yanagiba Toshiro | Kuroki Meisa | Tsutsumi Shinichi | Ikeuchi Hiroyuki | Hashizume Isao | Takashima Reiko | Maiko | Nishida Toshiyuki | Yamazaki Tsutomu 木村拓哉 | 緒形直人 | 柳葉敏郎 | 黑木美紗 | 堤真一 | 池內博之 | 橋爪功 | 高島禮子 | Maiko | 西田敏行 | 山崎努 木村拓哉 | 绪形直人 | 柳叶敏郎 | 黑木美纱 | 堤真一 | 池内博之 | 桥爪功 | 高岛礼子 | Maiko | 西田敏行 | 山崎努 木村拓哉 | Ogata Naoto | 柳葉敏郎 | 黒木メイサ | 堤真一 | イケウチ,ヒロユキ | ハシヅメイサオ | 高島礼子 | マイコ | 西田敏行 | 山崎努 기무라 타쿠야 | Ogata Naoto | Yanagiba Toshiro | Kuroki Meisa | Tsutsumi Shinichi | Ikeuchi Hiroyuki | Hashizume Isao | Takashima Reiko | Maiko | Nishida Toshiyuki | Yamazaki Tsutomu
    Director: Yamazaki Takashi 山崎貴 山崎贵 山崎貴 Yamazaki Takashi
    Release Date: 2011-06-24
    Publisher Product Code: TCED-1115
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: 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?
    Publisher: Sedick International
    Other Information: 3DVDs + Goods
    Shipment Unit: 4 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024258720

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    [アーティスト/ キャスト]
    木村拓哉 / 黒木メイサ / 柳葉敏郎 / 山崎貴 (監督、VFX) / 西?義展 (原作) / 佐藤直紀 (音楽)

    本編ディスク1枚+特典ディスク2枚
    特製アウターケース付

    [特典情報]
    封入特典:古代進のドッグタグ(復刻レプリカ)、戦闘班ジャケットタイプ携帯クリーナー付きストラップ、立体フォトカード(2種)+フォトスタンド、地球防衛軍エンブレム入りパスケース(乗艦証タイプ)、ブックレット、100ページを超える絵コンテブック/映像特典収録

    [テクニカル・インフォメーション]
    完全予約限定版/コレクターズ・エディション版/本編138分+特典230分
    製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
    公開年 : 2010

    [解説]
    国民的 アニメの金字塔『宇宙戦艦ヤマト』が遂に実写映画化!興収40億円突破の大ヒット作が待望の発進!!!明日なき惑星・・・・・・その名は地球。最後の希望・・・・・・その艦はヤマト。1974年に放送されたTVアニメ『宇宙戦艦ヤマト』。壮大なスケールとストーリーに日本中が熱狂し、ブームは社会現象と化した。以来、国民的アニメの金字塔として愛され続けてきたヤマトが木村拓哉を主演に迎え、ついに実写映画として登場した。共演陣には、黒木メイサ、柳葉敏郎、緒形直人、西田敏行、高島礼子、堤真一、橋爪功、池内博之、マイコ、そして、山?ア努ら日本映画界を代表する超豪華キャストが終結。監督・VFXは『ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日』2作であらゆる映画賞を総なめにした山崎貴。日本最高キャスト・スタッフで贈る史上空前のSF超大作!

    [ストーリー]
    人類最後の希望を乗せて・・・宇宙戦艦ヤマト、発進!外宇宙に突如現れた正体不明の敵・ガミラスが、地球への侵攻を開始した。世界各国は全戦力を結集して防衛にあたったが、全軍壊滅。ガミラスによって投下された無数の遊星爆弾で、人類の大半は消滅してしまった。それから5年後、2199年。地球は、遊星爆弾の放射能で汚染され、いまや滅亡の時を迎えようとしていた。わずかに生き残った人々は地下へ逃れ、絶望の中で暮らしている。その中には、かつて地球軍のエース・パイロットとして戦った古代進の姿もあった。古代は、ガミラスの攻撃で家族を失った哀しみから立ち直ることができず、軍を退いていたのである。そんなある日、地球に未確認物体が落下してきた。それは銀河系の彼方、14万8千光年先にある惑星・イスカンダルから放たれた通信カプセルであった。カプセルの情報によると、イスカンダルには放射能を浄化できる装置が存在するという。それは人類にもたらされた最後の希望であった。地球防衛軍は最後の宇宙戦艦【ヤマト】を建造し、イスカンダルへの派遣を決定した。そして、戦場への復帰を決意した古代は、ヤマトへの乗艦を志願する。地球滅亡まであと1年。いま、ヤマトの壮絶なる戦いの旅が始まった。

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    Professional Review of "Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)"

    September 6, 2011

    This professional review refers to Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
    Japanese Space Battleship Yamato based upon the classic 1974 anime television series, hit the big screens in 2010 as a massive blockbuster release, boasting an all star cast and extensive special effects work to bring its epic off world skirmishes to life. Fittingly, the film was helmed by effects maestro turned director Yamazaki Takashi, who previously showed a commercial yet winningly human touch with the likes of Always - Sunset on Third Street and Ballad. Taking on the lead role of daredevil commander Kodai was popular actor and SMAP member Kimura Takuya (Hero), with support from Kuroki Meisa (Crows Zero), Yanagiba Toshiro (Bayside Shakedown), Nishida Toshiyuki (The Magic Hour), Maiko (Yama no Anata), Yamazaki Tsutomu (Departures), and Ikeuchi Hiroyuki (Ip Man).

    Set in 2199, the film begins with Earth on the verge of destruction after having been bombarded with toxic meteorite attacks from the Gamilons, an as yet unseen vicious alien enemy. With most of the population cowering in underground shelters, a decision is made to offer the dying world hope by following a map in a strange device found by scavenger Kodai Susumu (Kimura Takuya), which seems to offer a means of salvation on the distant planet Iskandar. Ex-space fighter ace Kodai joins the mission himself, boarding the mighty ship the Yamato along with veteran captain Okita (Yamazaki Tsutomu) and former love interest pilot Yuki (Kuroki Meisa), armed with a powerful wave cannon to help them through enemy territory.

    Space Battleship Yamato is impressive right from the start, kicking off with some awesome scenes of an earth fleet being defeated by the Gamilons, the special effects work and CGI easily comparable with that of most Hollywood films, despite costing only a fraction of the same amount. Yamazaki Takashi was certainly a great choice of director, and he does an incredible job of bringing the anime to life, authentically recreating its look and feel without slavishly sticking to a cartoonish feel. The production design is similarly top notch, with some gorgeous visuals and epic space backdrops, and although apparently some 80% of the film features computer work, it looks convincing throughout, with only a few shot during the last act on Iskandar being a touch shoddy. This is only a minor criticism however, and thanks to some imaginative handling from Yamazaki, the film is every inch the glossy science fiction blockbuster.

    The film also echoes the anime and benefits from a real air of adventure, with some bombastic set pieces and fast paced action as Kodai and his pilots take on the Gamilons in a series of thrilling dog fights. The film is heavy on scenes of mass destruction, with the wave cannon being a breathtaking beast of a weapon, making for some of the more memorable space explosions in recent science fiction cinema. Whilst a lot of these sequences are a little reminiscent of other genre films, given the influential status of the anime this is perhaps forgivable, and Yamazaki does give the proceedings a feel which is both classical and modern at the same time, making it one of the rare examples of a well-judged revisioning or update.

    There's no denying that at nearly two and a half hours the film does flirt with being overstretched, though for the most part it gallops along at a good speed, with the human melodrama largely being at a respectable level. Unfortunately, during the final act it does take over, and although the last half hour still works in some spectacular action it does get dragged down a little by a variety of death speeches and needless flashbacks, something which may seem rather unnecessary to non-Japanese audiences. Still, this is nowhere near enough to cause a real problem, mainly since Kimura Takuya is charismatic and likeable in the lead, giving Kodai just the right balance of angst, heroism and derring-do. The rest of the cast also acquit themselves well, and although most are reduced to fairly stock roles, Kuroki Meisa is suitably appealing as the tough though cute Yuki, and Yamazaki Tsutomu entertainingly gruff as the stoic captain.

    As a result, Space Battleship Yamato is easily one of the year's best and biggest Japanese blockbusters, offering awesome visuals and thrilling science fiction action. A successful adaptation and updating of the classic anime, it should please fans and newcomers alike, and is as good as, if not better than, anything in the genre produced by Hollywood of late.

    by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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    Customer Review of "Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (Collector's Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

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    February 14, 2012

    This customer review refers to Space Battleship Yamato (DVD) (Single Disc Edition) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
    SBY fans, rejoice! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    "Space Battleship Yamato" is a faithful adaptation of the famously groundbreaking anime series. Like the animated SBY movies that preceded it, this live-action film compresses a lot of events from the long-running TV series into a relatively short time, which leaves the uninitiated breathlessly trying to keep up. The planet Earth is under attack from an alien race and the only hope for defeating the attackers lies on a distant planet. The Yamato is dispatched to that destination, with the mysterious aliens hot on their trail.

    The film's scenes of aerial combat are thrilling, resembling those found in the Star Wars films and Battlestar Galactica series. The diverse personalities of the film's large cast are fleshed out successfully. This enables the human interest elements of the story to be effective. Consequently, the movie isn't all flash; its tale of heroism and sacrifice comes alive.

    SBY does tend to milk its key moments of heroism. Multiple times during the movie, one of the central characters chooses to sacrifice his life in order to buy time for his colleagues to escape from a dire situation. The colleagues inevitably waste some of this precious time by pausing to ponder the greatness of the sacrificial act. The first time this occurs, the viewer shrugs. By the third time, the viewer is thinking, "Get moving, you dopes!"

    In films like "Hero" and "Love & Honor" I've been impressed with the acting chops of Kimura Takuya. Here, however, I couldn't help thinking that this was a pop star pretending to be the battleship's acting commander. Then again, perhaps Kimura was just being true to the source; the anime character Kodai also seemed like a pop star pretending to be a commander. The rest of the cast capably apes the characters from the animated series. "Space Battleship Yamato" delivers solid entertainment.
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