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The Homeless Student (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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The Homeless Student (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version)
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Based on the best-selling autobiography by Tamura Hiroshi of popular manzai duo Kirin, the feature film Homeless Chugakusei (a.k.a. The Homeless Student) details the comedian's poignant experiences as a homeless teen during his junior high school days. Released in 2007, Tamura's book sold over a million copies in just two months, and was quickly picked up in 2008 for a Fuji TV drama special and a silver-screen adaptation directed by Furumaya Tomoyuki (Naoko). Winner of the Best Newcomer award at the 32nd Japan Academy Awards, baby-faced pop idol Koike Teppei (Kids) of WaT stars as the high school student who finds himself suddenly without a home after his parents go bankrupt and separate. With nowhere to turn, he begins to live in the park. Homeless Chugakusei co-stars Ikewaki Chizuru (10 Promises to My Dog) and comedian Nishino Akihiro of manzai duo King Kong as Tamura Hiroshi's siblings.

Special Edition comes with the following special features:

  • Tamura Siblings Talk (Koike Teppei, Nishino Akihiro, Ikewaki Chizuru)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making Of
  • Campaign Footage
  • Theme Song Music Video (Cheon Sang Ji Hee's Here feat. Cliff Edge)
  • Audio Commentary
  • Previews
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    Product Title: The Homeless Student (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version) 無家可歸的中學生 (DVD) (Special Edition) (日本版) 无家可归的中学生 (DVD) (Special Edition) (日本版) ホームレス中学生 スペシャル・エディション スペシャル・エディション The Homeless Student (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version)
    Also known as: Homeless Chugakusei Homeless Chugakusei Homeless Chugakusei Homeless Chugakusei Homeless Chugakusei
    Artist Name(s): Tanaka Yuko | Ikewaki Chizuru | Kotegawa Yuko | Uzaki Ryudo | Ogata Issei | Kurotani Tomoka | Ishida Ayumi | Nishino Akihiro | Koike Teppei 田中裕子 | 池脇千鶴 | 古手川祐子 | 宇崎龍童 | Ogata Issei | 黑谷友香 | Ishida Ayumi | 西野亮廣 | 小池徹平 田中裕子 | 池脇千鹤 | Kotegawa Yuko | 宇崎龙童 | Ogata Issei | 黑谷友香 | Ishida Ayumi | Nishino Akihiro | 小池彻平 田中裕子 | 池脇千鶴 | 古手川祐子 | 宇崎竜童 | イッセー尾形 | 黒谷友香 | いしだあゆみ | 西野亮廣 | 小池徹平 Tanaka Yuko | Ikewaki Chizuru | Kotegawa Yuko | Uzaki Ryudo | Ogata Issei | Kurotani Tomoka | Ishida Ayumi | Nishino Akihiro | 코이케 테페이
    Director: Furumaya Tomoyuki 古厩智之 古厩智之 古厩智之 Furumaya Tomoyuki
    Release Date: 2009-04-24
    Publisher Product Code: TDV-19053D
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: Japanese
    Country 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: Yoshimoto R and C
    Other Information: 2DVDs
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1014063442

    Product Information

    タイトル:ホームレス中学生 スペシャル・エディション
    出演:小池徹平/西野亮廣/池脇千鶴/イッセー尾形/黒谷友香/宇崎竜童/古手川祐子/いしだあゆみ/田中裕子
    監督:田村裕(原作)/古厩智之(監督)/後藤法子(脚本)/古厩智之(脚本)/島谷能成(製作)/亀山千広(製作)/水上晴司(製作)/横内正昭(製作)/島本雄二(製作)/中沢敏明(製作)/周防郁雄(製作)/市川南(エグゼクティブプロデューサー)/清水賢治(エグゼクティブプロデューサー)

    家は公園、食事はダンボール……笑いと涙のホームレス生活。225万部突破の国民的ベストセラー

    テクニカル・インフォメーション
    :カラー
    画面:Vista-16:9LB
    言語/音声:日本語:ドルビーデジタル5.1chサラウンド/日本語:ドルビーデジタルステレオ

    その他の情報
    製作年:2008
    備考:2枚組
    本編ディスク+特典ディスク
    初回特典:フィルム風しおり/封入特典:ブックレット/映像特典:特報・予告編他/音声特典収録
    日本小売価格:¥5700

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    Customer Review of "The Homeless Student (DVD) (Special Edition) (Japan Version)"

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

    Kevin Kennedy
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    February 2, 2011

    This customer review refers to The Homeless Student (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    Touchingly rendered family film Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    "The Homeless Student" steers clear of mawkish sentimentality by telling its uplifting story with refreshing honesty and a dash of humor. Fourteen year old Hiroshi (Koike Teppei) and his college student brother (Nishino Akihiro) and high school student sister (Ikewaki Chizuru) find themselves suddenly homeless when their widower father can't pay the rent on their apartment and 'dismisses' his children from his life. The despondent Hiroshi meets his shocking new circumstances by turning inward; he chooses not to share his plight with his siblings, but instead strives to be self-sufficient by living within an unusually shaped slide (resembling a giant turd) in a public park.

    The film traces his attempt to make a life for himself by finding a few yen in the change slot of vending machines, then reaching out to a friend for help, and, ultimately, through the gracious assistance of some caring adults, rebuilding a semblance of family life with his brother and sister, while coming to grips with his father's abandonment and, even more powerfully with the death of his mother when he was very young. Koike Teppei delivers a brave performance, Nishino Akihiro sets just the right tone of brotherly affection, and Ikewaki Chizuru as the unfailingly loving and cheerful sister becomes the beating heart of the movie.

    Although Yamada Yoji apparently had nothing to do with the making of "The Homeless Student", this feels very much like one of his films (one can imagine it as 'Gakko V: The Homeless Student'), particularly because the movie boasts two of the leading ladies from his Tora-San series -- Tanaka Yuko and Ishida Ayumi. Among the very real accomplishments of this film is the way in which it immerses the viewer within the mindset of an ordinary fourteen year old boy struggling to come to grips with extraordinary circumstances. "The Homeless Student" makes for very compelling viewing.
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