early Hirokazu Kore-eda movies now on Blu-ray

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  1. JepGambardella

    JepGambardella Member: Rank 1

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    Just saw it on YesAsia. Japanese edition, English subtitles, expensive but not outrageously so. I've been waiting for this for years. I've already pre-ordered "After Life" and I am thinking of ordering "Maborosi" and "Nobody Knows" as well, neither of which I have seen. There is another one that I haven't seen ( "Distance"), but it doesn't interest me all that much.

    Opinions on those three (Maborosi, Nobody Knows, Distance)?
     
  2. sitenoise

    sitenoise Member: Rank 5

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    Wow, this is great news!

    Maborosi is an amazing piece of work and if it's mastered properly (or whatever they call it) it will benefit the most from Blu-ray. It's a painting. Lots of black. It's his most down-tempo work, but it's probably my favorite. (After Life is right up there, too).

    Nobody Knows
    is the film that made more people notice him. It's quality stuff, quite touching, but I found it a little manipulative.

    I didn't like Distance much at all.

    Hirokazu Koreeda, Ranked
     
  3. plsletitrain

    plsletitrain Member: Rank 5

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    Syet I can't remember if I've seen Maborosi. And I haven't rated it on IMDb (which is not much reliable because I sometimes forget to rate there) but something tells me I've seen Maborosi already and I think I liked it but its not up there. I think my favorite Koreeda is Airdoll. I did like and enjoy After Life very much. I haven't seen Distance yet.
     

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