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Tomorrow's Joe (Blu-ray) (Premium Edition) (Japan Version) Blu-ray Region A

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One of the most beloved sports comics in contemporary Japanese pop culture, Tomorrow's Joe (a.k.a. Ashita no Joe) hits the big screen once again as a live-action film nearly four decades after Takamori Asaki's comic series ended its run. NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa fills some giant shoes, starring as the iconic Yabuki Joe, a troubled orphan in post-war Japan that escapes a life of crime and becomes a professional boxer. To prepare for the intense boxing scenes, both Yamashita and Iseya Yusuke (who plays Joe's rival Rikiishi) underwent a rigorous physical training program, and viewers will see all of their accomplishments on the screen. As the first live-action Tomorrow's Joe film since 1970, the new Tomorrow's Joe may use modern filmmaking technology to capture the fight scenes, but director Sori Fumihiko (Ping Pong) also makes sure his focus remains on telling a classic story of redemption and sportsmanship.

Wandering Tokyo's poorest neighborhood, drifter Yabuki Joe (Yamashita Tomohisa) gets into a fight with several thugs in front of rich heiress Yoko (Karina) and former boxer Danpei (Kagawa Teruyuki). For the brawl, Joe is sent to jail, where he meets professional boxer Rikiishi (Iseya Yusuke). Realizing Joe's talent as a boxer, Danpei trains Joe to become a professional via postcards while Yoko sets up an exhibition match in prison for Rikiishi and Joe. This training helps Joe in achieving a draw against Rikiishi. However, the rivalry is only beginning, as the two boxers promise to face off once more when they're both out of jail.

Premium Edition comes with a bonus DVD with making of, stage events, cast interview, original creator interview, credit-less end title sequence, and special effects making of.

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Product Title: Tomorrow's Joe (Blu-ray) (Premium Edition) (Japan Version) Tomorrow's Joe (Blu-ray) (Premium Edition) (日本版) Tomorrow's Joe (Blu-ray) (Premium Edition) (日本版) あしたのジョー プレミアム・エディション 【Blu-rayDisc】 Tomorrow's Joe (Blu-ray) (Premium Edition) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Ashita no Joe 鐵拳浪子 铁拳浪子 Ashita no Joe Ashita no Joe
Artist Name(s): Yamashita Tomohisa | Iseya Yusuke | Karina | Kagawa Teruyuki | Morooka Moro | Katsuya | Sugimoto Tetta | Nishida Naomi | Baisho Mitsuko | Tsugawa Masahiko 山下智久 | 伊勢谷友介 | 香里奈 | 香川照之 | Morooka Moro | Katsuya | 杉本哲太 | 西田尚美 | 倍賞美津子 | 津川雅彥 山下智久 | 伊势谷友介 | 香里奈 | 香川照之 | Morooka Moro | Katsuya | 杉本哲太 | 西田尚美 | 倍赏美津子 | Tsugawa Masahiko 山下智久 | 伊勢谷友介 | 香里奈 | 香川照之 | モロ師岡 | 勝矢 | 杉本哲太 | 西田尚美 | 倍賞美津子 | 津川雅彦 Yamashita Tomohisa | Iseya Yusuke | Karina | Kagawa Teruyuki | Morooka Moro | Katsuya | Sugimoto Tetta | Nishida Naomi | Baisho Mitsuko | Tsugawa Masahiko
Director: Sori Fumihiko 曾利文彥 曾利文彦 曽利文彦 Sori Fumihiko
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: 2011-08-19
Publisher Product Code: TBR-21259D
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: TBS
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc + DVD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024439810

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タイトル:あしたのジョー プレミアム・エディション: 【Blu-rayDisc】
出演:山下智久/伊勢谷友介/香里奈/香川照之/勝矢/モロ師岡/西田尚美/杉本哲太/倍賞美津子/津川雅彦
監督:曽利文彦(監督)/高森朝雄(原作)/ちばてつや(原作)/篠?ア絵里子(脚本)

昭和40年代、東京の下町で殺伐とした生活を送る矢吹丈は、元ボクサー・丹下段平にボクサーとしてのセンスを見出される。しかし、問題を起こした丈は少年院へ。そこでチャンピオンレベルの力を持つプロボクサー・力石徹と運命の出会いを果たす。一足先に少年院を出た力石は、恵まれた環境のなか連戦連勝し、エリート街道をひた走る。一方の丈は、段平と二人三脚の特訓を行い、「クロスカウンターパンチ」を得意とする人気ボクサーとなる。やがて、力石は世界タイトルに手が届くところまで上り詰めるが、世界戦の前に丈との決着を望み、丈も力石戦実現を強く求める。そして、運命の日。ふたりは宿命のリングに上がる。
運命の出会い、宿命の対決。/かつて、ある超人気漫画が日本人の心を一つにした。野性のケンカ屋・矢吹丈とエリートボクサー・力石徹の命を懸けた戦いに全ての人が熱狂し、その人気は社会現象と化した。この漫画史上最高傑作と謳われる魂の伝説「あしたのジョー」がついに実写映画となる。主人公・矢吹丈に山下智久、力石徹に伊勢谷友介。力石の身を案じ、支えるヒロイン・白木葉子に香里奈。ジョーの才能を見出す元ボクサー・丹下段平に香川照之。最強カルテットが極限の役作りで“本物”を演じる。監督は「ピンポン」でスポーツ漫画とCGを高いレベルで融合させた曽利文彦。

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画面:16:9/Cinemascope(16:9LB)
言語/音声:日本語:dtsHD5.1chサラウンド

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備考:2枚組
本編ディスク+特典ディスク(DVD)
封入特典:ブックレット/映像特典収録/音声特典収録
日本小売価格:¥6900

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