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You can run from your crimes, but you can never escape the watchful eyes of Detective Kaga Kyoichiro. After the popular television adaptations of Shinzanmono and Akai Yubi, the inquisitive crime fighter from Higashino Keigo's popular novel series now hits the big screen with Wings of the Kirin. In his latest case, the stern crime solver must dig out the truth in a seemingly open-and-shut case involving a stabbing at the famous Nihonbashi. After his popular turn as Kaga on the two previous television adaptations, Abe Hiroshi plays the brilliant detective for the third time in Kirin. In addition to the return of regulars Mizobata Junpei (as Kaga's cousin/partner), Kuroki Meisa (as a local reporter), and Yamazaki Tsutomu (as Kaga's ailing father), Abe is also joined by a new supporting cast that includes Aragaki Yui (Hanamizuki), Tanaka Rena (The Tale of Genji), and Nakai Kiichi (Once in a Blue Moon).

Kaga Kyoichiro (Abe Hiroshi) is brought in to investigate a case of a salaryman (Nakai Kiichi) found dead on Tokyo's Nihonbashi. After the man's co-worker was found hit by a truck after fleeing the crime scene, the police think that they have an open-and-shut case on their hands. However, the ever-observant Kaga thinks that there's more to what's on the surface and begins to investigate deeper, from the dead man's son to the suspect's girlfriend (Aragaki Yui). Follow the clues and see if you can keep up with the brilliant mind of Detective Kaga.

Deluxe Edition includes making of, a collection of stage events, interviews, trailers, and a 40-page booklet.

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Product Title: Wings of the Kirin (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version) 麒麟之翼 - 劇場版: 新參者 (Blu-ray) (豪華版) (日本版) 麒麟之翼 - 剧场版: 新参者 (Blu-ray) (豪华版) (日本版) 麒麟の翼〜劇場版・新参者〜 豪華版 【Blu-rayDisc】 Wings of the Kirin (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Kirin no Tsubasa - Shinzanmono Movie Kirin no Tsubasa - Shinzanmono Movie Kirin no Tsubasa - Shinzanmono Movie Kirin no Tsubasa - Shinzanmono Movie Kirin no Tsubasa - Shinzanmono Movie
Artist Name(s): Tanaka Rena | Nakai Kiichi | Abe Hiroshi | Tsurumi Shingo | Gekidan Hitori | Matsushige Yutaka | Yamazaki Tsutomu | Akiyama Natsuko | Emoto Tokio | Kuroki Meisa | Matsuzaka Tori | Suda Masaki | Miura Takahiro | Yamazaki Kento | Taketomi Seika | Aragaki Yui | Mizobata Junpei 田中麗奈 | 中井貴一 | 阿部寬 | 鶴見辰吾 | 川島省吾 劇團一人 | 松重豐 | 山崎努 | 秋山菜津子 | 柄本時生 | 黑木美紗 | 松坂桃李 | 菅田將暉 | 三浦貴大 | 山崎賢人 | Taketomi Seika | 新垣結衣 | 溝端淳平 田中丽奈 | 中井贵一 | 阿部宽 | 鹤见辰吾 | 川岛省吾 剧团一人 | 松重庆 | 山崎努 | 秋山菜津子 | 柄本时生 | 黑木美纱 | 松坂桃李 | 菅田将晖 | 三浦贵大 | 山崎贤人 | Taketomi Seika | 新垣结衣 | 沟端淳平 田中麗奈 | 中井貴一 | 阿部寛 | つるみしんご | 劇団ひとり | 松重豊 | 山崎努 | 秋山菜津子 | 柄本時生 | 黒木メイサ | 松坂桃李 | 菅田将暉 | 三浦貴大 | 山崎賢人 | 竹富聖花 | 聖也 | 新垣結衣 | 溝端淳平 Tanaka Rena | Nakai Kiichi | Abe Hiroshi | Tsurumi Shingo | Gekidan Hitori | Matsushige Yutaka | Yamazaki Tsutomu | Akiyama Natsuko | Emoto Tokio | Kuroki Meisa | Matsuzaka Tori | Suda Masaki | Miura Takahiro | Yamazaki Kento | Taketomi Seika | Aragaki Yui | Mizobata Junpei
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: 2012-07-27
Publisher Product Code: TBR-22250D
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: TBS
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc+DVD+ 40P Booklet
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030819728

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タイトル:麒麟の翼〜劇場版・新参者〜 豪華版: 【Blu-rayDisc】
出演:阿部寛/新垣結衣/溝端淳平/中井貴一/松坂桃李/菅田将暉/山?ア賢人/柄本時生/竹富聖花/聖也/黒木メイサ/山?ア努/三浦貴大/劇団ひとり/秋山菜津子/鶴見辰吾/松重豊/田中麗奈/中井貴一
監督:東野圭吾(原作)/櫻井武晴(脚本)/土井裕泰(監督)

ベストセラー作家・東野圭吾がデビュー当時から描き続ける刑事・加賀恭一郎シリーズ。2010年4月、阿部寛主演でTVドラマ化された『新参者』は、視聴者を毎週号泣させて“泣けるヒューマンミステリー”として絶大な人気を集めた。翌年2011年1月、シリーズ第2作として放送された新春スペシャルドラマ『赤い指』も、同時間帯視聴率一位を記録し、その人気を確立した。そしてこの度、『新参者』の続編にして原作者自ら“シリーズ最高傑作”と認める最新作『麒麟の翼』が映画化!隠された「謎」を解き明かし、事件によって傷けられた人々の「心」を救う名刑事・加賀恭一郎を演じるのは、原作ファンも“イメージそのもの”と絶賛する主演・阿部寛。劇場版のヒロインで事件の鍵を握る容疑者の恋人・中原香織=新垣結衣、死の直前に謎の行動をとる被害者・青柳武明=中井貴一、そして、ドラマシリーズからのキャストとして、捜査一課の刑事で加賀の従弟・松宮脩平=溝端淳平、加賀の大学時代の後輩で雑誌記者・青山亜美=黒木メイサ、2年前に病死した加賀の父・隆正=山?ア努、隆正を看取った看護師・金森登紀子=田中麗奈らが出演。さらに、今回の劇場版の新キャストとして、父・青柳武明との確執に悩む長男・青柳悠人=松坂桃李、青柳殺害の容疑者で香織の恋人・八島冬樹=三浦貴大、悠人の中学時代の後輩で現在は消息不明の吉永友之=菅田将暉、悠人の中学時代の恩師・糸川肇=劇団ひとり、ほか劇場版にふさわしい超豪華キャストが勢揃い。製作陣には『いま、会いにゆきます』『涙そうそう』『ハナミズキ』を手掛けたヒットメーカー・土井裕泰監督、脚本は『相棒』シリーズの櫻井武晴、音楽は『新参者』『SP』を手掛けた菅野祐悟、さらに主題歌は実力派シンガーJUJUによるバラード曲『sign』。全国377SC公開/16億円突破(公開中)。
東京・日本橋で男性が殺害された。被害者・青柳武明は、胸を刺されたまま8分間も歩き続けた後に、日本橋の翼のある麒麟像の下で力尽きた。一方、容疑者の男・八島冬樹は、現場から逃亡する際、車に轢かれて意識不明となった。八島の恋人・中原香織は、彼の無実を訴えるのだが……。事件の捜査に当たるのは、切れ者刑事・【新参者】加賀恭一郎。捜査が進むにつれて、それぞれの家族や恋人の、知られざる一面が明らかになっていく。複雑に絡み合う幾多の謎……想像を絶する衝撃の真相とは!? 加賀恭一郎は、【愛】という名の最も深き謎を解き明かし、真実を見つけだすことができるのか……。

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画面:16:9/Vista
言語/音声:日本語:dtsHD5.1chサラウンド

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製作年:2012
備考:2枚組
本編ブルーレイ+特典DVD
外箱付き
封入特典:豪華ブックレット(40P)/映像特典収録
日本小売価格:¥6700

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Professional Review of "Wings of the Kirin (Blu-ray) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version)"

October 26, 2012

This professional review refers to The Wings Of The Kirin (2012) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Abe Hiroshi returns as popular Japanese literary figure Detective Kaga Kyoichiro, appearing on the big screen for the first time after several popular television adaptations of the Higashino Keigo novels. Wings of the KirinHanamizuki), Tanaka Rena (The Tale of Genji), and Nakai Kiichi (Once in a Blue Moon).

The film starts in intriguing fashion, with businessman Takeaki Aouyagi (Nakai Kiichi) being found dead on the famous Nihonbashi Bridge in Tokyo, having staggered there after being stabbed, for some reason choosing to collapse beneath the Kirin statue rather than trying to reach a hospital. A young man called Yashima (Miura Takahiro) is discovered near the scene with some of the victim's belongings, though is hit by a lorry after fleeing and falls into a coma before he can be questioned. Although Yashima certainly seems to fit the bill, being a disgruntled former worker from the dead man's factory, Detective Kaga soon comes to believe that there is more to the case, and along with his partner and cousin Matsumiya Yuhei (Mizobata Junpei) starts to dig deeper, questioning Yashima's girlfriend Kaori Nakahara (Aragaki Yui) and even Takeaki's own son.

Wings of the Kirin was directed by Doi Nobuhiro, known mainly for his work on series like Manhattan Love Story, and so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that the film does feel rather like an extended television episode, closely resembling the earlier hit Detective Kaga special Shinzanmono. The film is certainly more measured and slower paced than many other big screen genre outings, though this works in its favour, giving it a different and more thoughtful feel. Doi Nobuhiro balances plot and character drama very effectively throughout, and while the film is at over two hours quite long, it never feels overstretched, weaving an intricate and multi-layered stabbing mystery. Playing out through grounded detective work, the narrative does for the most part revolve around conversations and flashbacks, never resorting to the usual kind of chase scenes or action which other similarly themed films tend to throw in to try and keep things exciting. Instead, Doi Nobuhiro's direction is mature and confident, the film never rushing and keeping the audience engaged through subtle clues and emotional character development.

As well as it's well constructed script, the film's other main strength is the strong central turn from the ever dependable Abe Hiroshi, who's great as Detective Kaga. With a performance that's both understated and charismatic, he suggests an intellectual and philosophical approach to life and his work which makes him a likeable and interesting protagonist and one of the more memorable screen bloodhounds of late - it's easy to see why the novels and prior adaptations have proved so popular. The rest of the cast understandably play second fiddle, though the film is generally rich in character, with a lot of thought obviously having gone into fleshing out their various motives and relationships. Although the film does get a bit melodramatic in places, it is as a result a very involving and substantial tale, and one which has many rewards for patient viewers.

Wings of the Kirin is definitely catching, both for fans of Detective Kaga and the Higashino Keigo novels, and for newcomers and Japanese crime aficionados in general, no prior knowledge of the character being required. Though clocking in with a weighty running time, there's more than enough going on to hold the interest, and the attention paid to both character and story makes it a gripping and pleasingly adult watch.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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

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August 12, 2015

This customer review refers to The Wings Of The Kirin (2012) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Brilliantly conceived mystery story Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Aoyagi (Nakai Kiichi) staggers toward the kirin statues mounted on Nihonbashi, the Tokyo bridge famed as the starting point for all of Japan's roads. When Aoyagi collapses, a policeman comes to assist - assuming he is intoxicated - only to find a knife protruding from his abdomen. Police in the area are alerted to seek an assailant. A suspicious young man heedlessly flees arrest, running straight into the path of an oncoming truck. Yashima (Miura Takahiro, son of iconic couple Miura Tomokazu and Yamaguchi Momoe), the young man now lying comatose in a hospital, is found to have had the wallet and briefcase of the deceased stabbing victim.

Dogged detective Kaga (Abe Hiroshi) is unconvinced that the solution to this crime is quite as obvious as it seems, even after he learns that Yashima recently had been fired by the manufacturer at which Aoyagi served as production chief. "The Wings of the Kirin" follows Kaga and his investigating partner Matsumiya (Mizobata Junpei) as they relentlessly pursue the truth, shunning all the easy answers. For those unfamiliar with Nihonbashi and the nearby shrines, I recommend spending a few moments researching them before watching this film; legends associated with these sites play a key part in Kaga's unraveling of the mystery lying behind this not-so open-and-shut case.

Director Doi Nobuhiro uses Higashino Keigo's police procedural story as a vehicle for a series of insightful character studies, as the two investigators dig into the lives of Yashima, Aoyagi, and those connected with them. The film features standout performances from Abe, Nakai, and, as Yashima's girlfriend, Aragaki Yui. "The Wings of the Kirin" unfortunately becomes overly talky in its final twenty minutes and, strangely, one of the film's central characters, whom Kaga knows is responsible for a life-changing crime, goes unpunished. These flaws diminish what, up to those final minutes, had been an absorbing and perplexing mystery.
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