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Tampopo (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
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Late actor-director Itami Juzo called his acclaimed sophomore feature Tampopo a "noodle western", and the film certainly lives up to its unique billing. Released in 1985, Tampopo is one of Itami's most well-known films, revolving around the warm relationship between life and food. Itami's wry humor, penchant for quirkiness, and keen eye for characters, which become his mark in later films like A Taxing Woman (1987), Supermarket Womam (1995), and A Quiet Life (1996), are already on delicious display in this delightfully surreal feature. Tampopo plays out in episodic manner, with the primary story revolving around the film's titular shopkeeper and cook played by Itami's wife and leading actress of choice, Miyamoto Nobuko. The film's extended cast include Watanabe Ken (Letters from Iwo Jima), Yakusho Koji (Retribution), Yamazaki Tsutomu (Go), and Kuroda Fukumi (Tales of a Golden Geisha).

Truckers Goro (Yamazaki Tsutomu) and Gun (Watanabe Ken) stop for noodles at a sorry roadside stand run by a young widow named Tampopo (Miyamoto Nobuko). After some eating and arguing, Goro and Gun decide to help Tampopo fulfill her dream of mastering the art of ramen and setting up the best noodle eatery. In other parts of town, a yakuza (Yakusho Koji) and his mistress (Kuroda Fukumi) come up with new erotic ways to use their food; an old woman (Hara Izumi) drives a shopkeeper up the wall with her food squeezing; a junior colleague (Kato Toshimune) orders his meal in French; and a classroom of women learn how to eat spaghetti the western way.

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Product Title: Tampopo (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) Tampopo (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) Tampopo (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) タンポポ 【Blu-rayDisc】 Tampopo (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Yakusho Koji | Douguchi Yoriko | Igawa Hisashi | Kuroda Fukumi | Nakamura Noburo | Hashizume Isao | Otomo Ryutaro | Fujita Toshiya | Yasuoka Rikiya | Miyamoto Nobuko | Watanabe Ken | Okada Mikiko | Tsugawa Masahiko | Yamazaki Tsutomu | Otaki Hideji | Mita Kazuyo 役所廣司 | 洞口依子 | Igawa Hisashi | 黑田福美 | Nakamura Noburo | 橋爪功 | 大友柳太朗 | 藤田敏八 | 安岡力也 | 宮本信子 | 渡邊謙 | 岡田茉莉子 | 津川雅彥 | 山崎努 | 大瀧秀治 | Mita Kazuyo 役所广司 | 洞口依子 | Igawa Hisashi | 黑田福美 | Nakamura Noburo | 桥爪功 | 大友柳太朗 | 藤田敏八 | 安冈力也 | 宫本信子 | 渡边谦 | 冈田茉莉子 | Tsugawa Masahiko | 山崎努 | 大泷秀治 | Mita Kazuyo 役所広司 | 洞口依子 | 井川比佐志 | 黒田福美 | 中村伸郎 | ハシヅメイサオ | 大友柳太朗 | 藤田敏八 | 安岡力也 | 宮本信子 | 渡辺謙 | 岡田茉莉子 | 津川雅彦 | 山崎努 | 大滝秀治 | 三田和代 | 原泉 Yakusho Koji | Douguchi Yoriko | Igawa Hisashi | Kuroda Fukumi | Nakamura Noburo | Hashizume Isao | Otomo Ryutaro | Fujita Toshiya | Yasuoka Rikiya | Miyamoto Nobuko | 켄 와타나베 | Okada Mikiko | Tsugawa Masahiko | Yamazaki Tsutomu | Otaki Hideji | Mita Kazuyo
Director: Itami Juzo 伊丹十三 伊丹十三 伊丹十三 Itami Juzo
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2011-11-25
Publisher Product Code: TBR-21391D
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Toho
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024808309

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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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April 4, 2006

This customer review refers to Tampopo Collector's Set (Limited Edition) (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Add to your Collection! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is a great movie. Saw it many years ago in Calif.
I remembered the excitement it generated amongst
many college kids who went to movies.
It's one of the best modern Japanese movies. Unforgettable.
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