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DVD Tokyo Sonata [DVD]
3 stars out of 5 -- "J-horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa turns losing face into a living nightmare in this disconcerting saga..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Coming on like a reworking of Laurence Cantet's TIME OUT....The satire on Japanese obsessions hits home."Total Film "[T]here is more than a touch of horror to its story of a salaryman whose downsizing sets off a series of cataclysmic events."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "TOKYO SONATA probes Japanese society with an incisiveness and lucidity that renders it all the more relevant and universal....[With] striking cinematography, a spare script and naturalistic performances..."Box Office "[I]nventive Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa finds just the right melancholy tone to suit a new and all to familiar kind of horror: economic downsizing." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "TOKYO SONATA is bold, acutely observant and universal in its wide-ranging concerns and implications....So strong a director is Kurosawa that he not only can get away with piling on disasters but makes his picture all the more powerful as a result."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "All of the performances have perfect pitch; the young son engages us in the same way as the hero of Truffaut's THE 400 BLOWS."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "[Kurosawa] derails our expectations with two totally unexpected scenes..."Chicago Sun-Times
DVD Retribution [DVD]   [Region 1]
DVD Bright Future [DVD]  [English] [Region 1]
"[A] consistently unpredictable film....One of the more hopeful films the director has made to date, not to mention an ambitious new departure in style." Film Comment "BRIGHT FUTURE casts its spell by drawing out the horror of everyday existence bit by bit, and then tossing in some otherworldly weirdness that makes the hair on the back of your neck try to run for cover."New York Times "[T]he most spellbinding aspect of BRIGHT FUTURE is that the surrealism sustains its own squiddish logic, concluding with one of the most breathtaking film finales of the year." Entertainment Weekly "Confounding the supernatural genre, Kurosawa is a thoughtful stylist looking at fate..."Chicago Sun-Times "There's a dreamy, Lynchian quality to this wayward urban tale of two disaffected friends..."Sight and Sound
DVD Pulse [DVD]   [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1]
3 stars out of 4 -- "PULSE possesses the dark art to make your pulse pound and your hair stand on end -- with no cheating." Rolling Stone "[I]mpressively well executed, making skillful use of distorted sound and unnatural movement....Nicely eerie..." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "There are enough unsettling images for genre fans, but this is less full-on shocker than quiet meditation on the loneliness of Tokyo." Uncut
DVD Japan Noir
Blu-ray Pulse [Blu-ray]
"Sure to get your PULSE pumping, this horror flick explores the subject of the dead interacting with the living through today's technology."Widescreen Review
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