Journey to the Shore (201... has been added to your Basket

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£19.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: bestmediagroup
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Journey to the Shore (2015) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)

3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

Price: £15.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Promotion Message Promotion Available 2 Promotion(s)

In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
20 new from £13.01 1 used from £13.00

LOVEFiLM By Post


The Grand Tour - Apply for tickets
Be quick! Now is your only time to apply for tickets to join Clarkson, Hammond and May in the studio audience as they film The Grand Tour. Learn more.
£15.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Get 2 of 2 for £25 for £25.00 offered by Amazon.co.uk. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.


Frequently Bought Together

  • Journey to the Shore (2015) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)
  • +
  • The Last Command (1928) [Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray & DVD)
  • +
  • Man with a Movie Camera (and other works by Dziga Vertov) (1929) [Masters of Cinema] Limited Edition 4-Disc Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)
Total price: £51.79
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Eri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano
  • Directors: Tadanobu Asano, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2016
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B01BF5PREM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,523 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Delicate, supernatural love story from Japanese master, Kiyoshi Kurosawa

SYNOPSIS:

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Director award in Cannes, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Journey to the Shore confirms the director's place as a contemporary auteur.

Mizuki's husband, Yusuke, drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised, instead, Mizuki wonders what took him so long. Together they embark on a journey to meet the people who helped him on his journey in a world where the living and the dead coexist in an almost normal manner.

Starring two of Japan's biggest actors, Tadanobu Asano and Eri Fukatsu, Kurosawa's film is a beautifully shot love story that challenges our usual conceptions of life, death and half-life. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film to UK audiences in this special edition Dual Format release.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Stunning 1080p transfer of the film in its original aspect ratio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Stereo and 5.1 soundtrack options (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 24-page booklet containing a statement from Kurosawa on the film, production images and a new essay by Anton Bitel

Review

''Exquisitely tuned and delicately heartbreaking'' --Film Comment

''In the vein of Tokyo Sonata... heartfelt'' --Variety

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
a slow moving movie
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Regrets And Lost Moments In Time 11 Jun. 2016
By AliGhaemi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
Japanese films are often criticized by domestic audiences there, and many others, for being sad, gloomy or harrowing and there is much of that here. Kishibe No Tabi or Journey To The Shore, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's newest film, had its North American premier this past Wednesday in Canada as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. It ran under the Contemporary World Cinema banner. The film, which is categorized as 'romance,' drew me in for its intriguing plot, presence of Tadanobu Asano (Café Lumière, Thor, Vital, etc.) and the always superlative Yu Aoi (Hana & Alice, cult film Riri Shushu No Subete, One Million Yen Girl, etc.) who has a bit role and not to mention director Kurosawa's resume which includes the funny and weird Tokyo Sonata among other films.

The story revolves around a woman whose presumed dead and lost-at-sea husband returns home after three years and the 'journey' that ensues. She is played by the plain Eri Fukatsu whose only previous work of fifty odd films this reviewer had watched was the fun Sutekina Kanashibari. It is worth noting this because that drama also featured Tadanobu Asano who plays the role of the husband. This film features quite a few well-known Japanese screen cast and crew members.

How is it? Given the plot, it is clear that Journey To The Shore is not a simple romantic flick. Yet, let us not drift too far from the category either. While the spirituality and fantasy aspects obviously exist, given what ensues the movie is indulgent. There are a few splendid shots of Japanese scenery; alas there are not enough of them. This is one of the film's failings. There are others however. To start, Fukatsu is almost stoic for a wife who is witnessing the return of her missing husband. She lets out a small gasp, he asks, "did I surprise you?" and we are off. It is reminiscent of the scene In The Girl Who Leapt Through Time when the male friend finds out Akari is from the future and essentially shrugs and goes with it. More likely, the director may have been inspired by the Japanese art-house film Empire Of Passion, which sees a deceased husband return home. Asano can apparently do and recall everything he once did including having sex and getting motion sickness, etc. save a mundane thing like remembering to take his shoes off before entering the house. Only a few subsequent questions ensue. The audience does soon question whether it is the husband who has returned or the wife merely believes it however. The film is patient and as contemplatively slow as the next Japanese film, but the core mushy middle is overplayed.

The wife is content now that she is on a voyage with her returned husband, but the loneliness and isolation remain even after the couple hit the road. We do understand more as the journey progresses. One of my pet peeves about Asian cinema is on full parade, namely no explanation is offered as to the mechanics of the 'what' or the 'how' of all this. The 'why' is the most clear of the elements. The film talks to the need for closure and tying loose ends, but makes no attempt to do so in its own scheme. Still, this is a couple's excursion unlike any other.
Was this review helpful? Let us know


Customer Discussions


Look for similar items by category


Feedback