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Family Values: Three Films by Hirokazu Kore-eda Dual Format
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Family Values

One of Japan's most internationally celebrated filmmakers working today, Hirokazu Kore-eda is feted by critics and audiences alike. His films often focus on family dynamics and recall the films of masters Yasujiro Ozu and Mikio Naruse. Collected here in a limited edition box set are some of his finest works.

I Wish (2011) tells the story of a family literally separated as elder brother Koichi lives with his mother and grandparents, whilst younger Ryu lives with his deadbeat father. The boys hear a rumour that when two trains on the near completed Kyushu line pass each other a miracle will be granted and they hatch a plan to meet and bring their family back together. Like Father, Like Son (2011) finds two families in turmoil as they discover their six year old sons were swapped and they have been raising children who are not biologically their own. Worlds apart in many ways they question their roles and nature vs nurture. After the Storm (2016) once again focuses on a separated family; the father, Ryota, a struggling writer clutching at past glory is trying to reconnect with his family following the death of his father, causing him to evaluate his relationship with his son and his own role as a father.

Featuring perfectly measured screenplays and astonishing, naturalistic performances, Kore-eda's films are moving portraits of family life that superbly demonstrate the fragility and profundity of familial bonds.

Production Year: 2011
Region Code: B
UK Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 361
Number of Discs: 6
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Audio: 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast Hiroshi Abe
Cast Yôko Maki
Cast Satomi Kobayashi

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition boxset (2000 copies)
  • High Definition transfers of all three films in this collection
  • Original Uncompressed PCM stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Newly filmed introductions by noted critics Tony Rayns and Alexander Jacoby
  • Family Ties - Brand new career-spanning interviews with director Hirokazu Kore-eda looking in-depth at all three films
  • What Would Your Wish Be? – a documentary on I Wish
  • Interviews with the Like Father, Like Son cast
  • Feature-length documentary on making of After the Storm
  • Promotional featurettes
  • Music video for the main theme of After the Storm directed by Kore-eda
  • Making-of the Music video
  • Q&A footages featuring Kore-eda, Kiki Kiriin and Lily Frankie
  • Wrap footage from Like Father, Like Son
  • Select scene commentary by Kore-eda and Frankie
  • I Wish composer Shigeru Kishida and Kore-eda in conversation
  • Music video for the main theme of I Wish
  • Original trailers, teasers and TV spots
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley
  • 60-page Collector's book featuring new writing on all three films

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