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Hachi - A Dog's Tale [Blu-ray]

Sarah Roemer , Richard Gere , Lasse Hallström    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Sarah Roemer, Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Carey-Hiroyuki Tagawa
  • Directors: Lasse Hallström
  • Producers: Richard Gere, Bill Johnson, Vicki Shigekuni Wong
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 5 July 2010
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003PHT5UG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,954 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Tearjerker drama produced by and starring Richard Gere. Based on the true story of Hachiko, a dog in 1920s Tokyo who entered Japanese folklore for his incredible loyalty to his master, the film is a remake of the 1987 film 'Hachiko Monogatari' by Seijiro Koyama. When college professor Parker Wilson (Gere) takes in an abandoned dog, Hachi, an unbreakable bond develops between the pair. At the same time every day, Hachi waits for the professor at the station to welcome him home from work. After the professor dies while away from home, the dog continues to wait at the station for his master for almost a decade.

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102 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen 8 April 2010
Format:Blu-ray
This film is based on a true story that happened in Japan in the late 1920s and 1930s and which was made into a Japanese film in the 1980s. Although transposed to late 20th/early 21st century Rhode Island, the transposition has beeen handled superbly and the tale has been altereed very little - the substance and underlying story remaining intact. It tells of a dog's utter devotion and love for a man that transcends everything and I can't imagine enyone with feelings of humanity and respect for animals not being moved by it. For animal lovers it is very moving and I freely admit that as a relatively hardened 50-something man I cried. The story is simple and without sub-plots or other complications and cinematic twists but it still held me almost spellbound by its beauty and poignancy; the simplicity helps the film tell its story and show what it is trying to say without distractions. Yes, it is a sad tale but ultimately it speaks of hope and love in a way that I found really beautiful. Maybe I'm just an old softy really but I can't imagine how anyone could fail to be moved by what I saw - those who have criticised it heavily must have been watching a different film.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The saddest film I have ever seen 10 May 2010
Format:DVD
For the last hour of this film , I cried like a baby. It is truely a wonderfull film . I dont think it will ever leave me. I gave my dog an extra long cuddle that night , let me tell you . I cant recommend this film enough . Fabulous , but make sure you have a big box of tissues at hand , You will need them !
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see!! 11 May 2011
By joanne
Format:DVD
I watched this film on the reccommendation from my friend. I recorded it and put off watching it thinking it would be another boring animal film. How wrong I was. It is a beautiful, beautiful story of a dog and his owner. I was a blubbering wreck by the end. It is just beautiful!.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tear Jerker 19 Dec 2010
Format:DVD
Hachi a Dogs Tale is a true story about an Akita Inu who waited for his master at a train station.
Hachi was relesed in 2009 and stared Richard Gere and Joan Allen as the main human characters.
This film is one of those sad animal movies like Black Beauty, Eight Below and Fluke, were the animals don't talk but you feel their emotions. Unlike those animated dog films were the dogs talk and make fart jokes and at the end they get the girl and they return home. This movie had no homeward bound type of story which almost all dog films have, it was a story of loyalty.
Plot
Hachiko is a Akita Inu who as a pup gets lost at a train station and is found by Parker Wilson who is a collage professer. He take Hachi home and adopts him. A few years later Hachiko waits at the train station to greet his master and does this every day. Until one day while the professer was at work he suffers a heart attack and dies. Hachiko waits for his masters return but the professer never gets off the train. Hachiko finally realises that his master is dead but still waits hoping that one day he would see his beloved owner again. Years pass and Hahi becomes weak and old but he still waits. One night Hachiko goes to the train station for the last time. Hachi sees Parker come through the door of the train station and runs to him. Finally Hachikos waiting is over and they are reunited and their souls rise to heaven.
My Thoughts
Overall Hachi was a beautiful film that is reallly underated. I personally think it was a film not trying to be a epic adventure like Avatar or a Comedy like Shrek. It wanted to be a true story drama about a dog's loyalty towards his master. Because of this it made it different to many films we've seen in the past decade.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hachi 7 May 2011
Format:DVD
Thanks to amazon I received the film very quickly so didnt have to wait long to watch it.What a great tear jerking film, would even melt the hardest of peoples hearts. well worth buying. I cried from beginning to end, and to know it was based on a true story made it even more touching. 10/10 you must watch it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hatchi a dog's tail 5 April 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Many people I know do not have sky tv, but having become addicted to this film based on a true sad story I thought I would buy the dvd, but after people had read the book that they borrowed off me Hatchi-Ko the samuri dog, they also borrowed the the film and they enjoyed it though everyone that has borrowed the book and and watched dvd have broken down into tears as this is a heart wrenching good story that is will bring the whole family to tears.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly beautiful 4 Oct 2010
By Staci
Format:DVD
Yes, it lacks 'drama' BUT for those like me, who are fed up of seeing the same old drivel thrown into every film made these days, it is such a blessing to be so magnificently simple yet so powerful.

A film for all ages, (Which is a rarity these days unless it's Disney, and even they are pushing it further to the edge now) so much to learn about loyalty and friendship.

Cannot praise this film enough. Oh yes, and HUGE box of tissue's is a MUST when watching lol =)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Film 16 Jun 2010
Format:DVD
Having just watched this film, I had to write a review. It didn't seem to do too well in the cinema and I wasn't particularly looking forward to it, thinking it'd be a rubbish chick flick. How wrong I was. It was beautiful and I held back the tears until the last half hour when they came pouring out (2 hours later, I think there's more to come). An absolute must see for all audiences.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story had me in tears
Published 2 days ago by pat thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars i absolutely loved this film
i absolutely loved this film, a few friends told me to have the tissues ready, i thought nah i be okay, i was so wrong, i absolutely sobbed my heart out, but it was worth it and i... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mrs. N. Conneely
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Brillant film one to watch over and over
Published 11 days ago by lynsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this film quality and price excellent
Published 16 days ago by Alieen Riddell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Oh so very sad, beautiful, moving. Much loved & under publicised film for all dog lovers
Published 17 days ago by Chewy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very good quality
Amazing condition brand new sealed still amazing value for price perfect quality arrived before delivery date very happy customer
Published 23 days ago by ckf
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, children loved it (although sad and they ...
Great movie, children loved it (although sad and they cried). Not a criticism as they learn about issues in life/death in a good way. Overall very good and recommended.
Published 29 days ago by Scapa
5.0 out of 5 stars best getting lots of tissues out tho
omg such a brill story, best getting lots of tissues out tho
Published 1 month ago by anne
5.0 out of 5 stars A great family film
Such a moving film, it so sad at times in the end almost made me cry such a talented dog!
Published 1 month ago by JELLYBEANSMEL
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Beautiful outstanding this is the only way I can describe this film this is a true story of one dogs loyalty to its owner (richard gere) its beautifully written and played you... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Angove
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