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  • 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 (364 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003PHT5UG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,227 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

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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4.7 out of 5 stars

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113 of 114 people found the following review helpful By DH on 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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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Reeves on 10 May 2010
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By wendy woo on 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. M. Rees on 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By joanne on 11 May 2011
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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Helene on 1 May 2010
Format: DVD
At first I was very skeptical when I saw that Richard Gere was staring in this movie about a dog. Since it was movie night, my friends and I watched it just for fun, since my friends are quite difficult to please when it comes to movies - they don't want horror, fantasy, action, etc. Anyway, I am digressing! At first the movie started slowly and going along quite blandly but eventually we were taken in by the cute dog called Hachiko. For me, the dog was the main star here. He is so adorable and cute. Toward the end, when Hachiko waited in vain for his owner to return home, we all were crying. The dog's devotion and loyalty was very touching. To tell you honestly, the acting of Richard Gere and Joan Allen were very forgettable but it was the main star dog Hachiko that made this movie a hit. Or maybe I just love animals.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The story is adapted from a true tale which took place in japan many moons ago....
'Hachi' a 'Akita' dog is on route to a new owner, his cage that he'd travelled in is spilled on a railway platform, the pup is found by 'Parker Wilson' ( Richard Gere ) wandering on the platform, or should it be said 'Hachi' finds 'Parker'
The pup is taken home with the intention of finding the intended owner, however nobody claims the young 'Hachi'
'Parker' and 'Hachi' become great pals, 'Hachi' as he becomes a little older walks to the station with 'Parker' every morning and see's his friend off to his job as a lecturer.
Every evening 'Hachi' goes back to the station to greet his friend returning from work.
One day, 'Parker' fails to return, 'Hachi' even though the family moves away from the small town, returns to the town----then every day sits in wait for his friend 'parker' come rain and shine, of course 'parker' never returns.
This is a truly inspirational tale of loyalty which will bring you joy and moments of sadness............it's a lovely film------a dogs 'tale'
A genuine ''Family Movie'' for all ages.
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