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When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead (2018) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Yasuda Ken (Actor) | Eikura Nana (Actor) | Hotaru Yukijiro (Actor) | Asano Kazuyuki (Actor)
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Directed by Toshio Lee (Detroit Metal City), the amusingly titled comedy-drama When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead is based on a viral Yahoo! Answers question posted by a man with a rather unique marital dilemma. Having already inspired a song, a book and a manga, the legendary story arrives on the silver screen with Yasuda Ken (Gintama) and Eikura Nana (Library Wars) as the married couple.

Salaryman Jun (Yasuda Ken) comes home from work one day and finds his wife of three years, Chie (Eikura Nana), bleeding on the floor. As he looks on in shock, she breaks out into laughter. It turns out she was pretending to be dead. From that day on, Chie keeps playing dead. Every time Jun comes home, an increasingly elaborate death scenario awaits him. But he doesn't understand why. Is it loneliness? A cry for help? What is the secret behind Chie's strange behavior?

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Product Title: When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead (2018) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 我老婆日日都扮死 (2018) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 我老婆日日都扮死 (2018) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 家に帰ると妻が必ず死んだふりをしています。 When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead (2018) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: 每天回家都会看到老婆在装死 每天回家都会看到老婆在装死
Artist Name(s): Yasuda Ken (Actor) | Eikura Nana (Actor) | Hotaru Yukijiro (Actor) | Asano Kazuyuki (Actor) | Shinagawa Toru (Actor) | Otani Ryohei (Actor) | Sumika Nono (Actor) 安田顯 (Actor) | 榮倉奈奈 (Actor) | 螢雪次郎 (Actor) | 淺野和之 (Actor) | 品川徹 (Actor) | 大谷亮平 (Actor) | 野野澄花 (Actor) 安田显 (Actor) | 荣仓奈奈 (Actor) | Hotaru Yukijiro (Actor) | 浅野和之 (Actor) | 品川彻 (Actor) | 大谷亮平 (Actor) | 野野澄花 (Actor) 安田顕 (Actor) | 榮倉奈々 (Actor) | 蛍雪次郎 (Actor) | 浅野和之 (Actor) | 品川徹 (Actor) | 大谷亮平 (Actor) | 野々すみ花 (Actor) Yasuda Ken (Actor) | Eikura Nana (Actor) | Hotaru Yukijiro (Actor) | Asano Kazuyuki (Actor) | Shinagawa Toru (Actor) | 오타니 료헤이 (Actor) | Sumika Nono (Actor)
Director: Lee Toshio 李闘士男 李闘士男 李闘士男 Lee Toshio
Writer: Fumi Tsubota 坪田文 坪田文 Fumi Tsubota Fumi Tsubota
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: 2019-05-03
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM)
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: IIA
Duration: 115 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1073813399

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Jun returns home one night after a hard day to find his wife, Chie, collapsed near the door in a pool of blood. Panicking, he rushes to her side, but then notices a bottle of ketchup nearby. “Tee-hee-hee”, Chie giggles in a feigned unconscious state. “Did I scare ya?” When jun, relieved, demands a reason for her foolishness, Chie can only laugh teasingly. And so it begins. From that point on, every time Jun returns home, he finds her “dead” by different and increasingly outlandish causes. Jun begins to worry when she never really gives him a reason. Is she bored? Sad? Is it a cry for help?
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May 6, 2019

Much ado about something
With a strange and straightforward title like When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead, it's hard to not take notice of Toshio Lee's comedy-drama. I'm happy to report that the title is absolutely representative of the film's content.

Yasuda Ken plays typical salaryman Jun who is suddenly faced with an atypical conundrum: his wife (Eikura Nana) of three years keeps pretending to be dead. When he comes home from work, he's greeted with ridiculous props and fake death scenarios. Chie surprises him with her latest creative death, and then nonchalantly serves dinner. After the initial shock, Jun tries to play along and support his wife through whatever mysterious tough patch she must be going through. However, he feels increasingly lost and frustrated as he struggles to understand her and the state of their marriage.

Chie's various fake death scenarios, like death by crocodile, are funny and unexpected, and bring a constant element of surprise and anticipation to the film. Beneath the oddball humor though is a genuinely thoughtful story about a married couple reassessing and reaffirming their time together and what comes next. What does three years of marriage mean for Jun who is on his second marriage, and for Chie who is trying to express her feelings in her own way?

Such an elaborate setup for a simple story may seem like much ado about nothing, but it's the many small moments of everyday life that make a marriage work in the long run. This laid-back and charming relationship drama is actually based on a Yahoo! Japan Answers post in which the husband asked for advice about his wife's odd behavior and provided updates. The unique story with a resonant message went viral and inspired various retellings, including this warm, whimsical and unassuming film.

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