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Hachi - A Dog's Tale [Blu-ray]
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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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Our first viewing was only meant to be a check of the DVD quality but we could not stop watching.
Sunday morning, lunch was late and both of us in tears.
We do not always see eye to eye on films or TV, as you can tell by the reviews made here but, we both love our animals and the sense of loss when one dies is devastating, so to see the feeling of the dog when the opposite happens was heartbreaking.
We gave copy 1 to the grandchildren and ordered copy 2.
This was lent to a family member and not returned.
Copy 3 is going nowhere, it will sit beside the like of "The Green Mile", "Shawshank Redemption" and for me "Pretty Woman" as films that can be watched again and again, dependent on your mood.
Richard Gere was a bonus!!!
Review by the lady of the house.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely film - a must see! However, the start was really dark - you could hardly see anything on the screen for the first half an hour or so which spoilt it somewhat.Published 1 month ago by Hello Chuck
CD had scratches on, had to skip large parts of the movie, probably ruined it for mePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer