Japanese DVD Site (was Re: Japanese films focused on food)

Michael McCaskey mccaskem at georgetown.edu
Tue Aug 14 08:30:48 EDT 2007

Thank you very much for the posting. I knew about the film Udon and have it, but I did not know about the DVD sales site you listed.

For one reason or another, Amazon Japan stopped noting whether films have subtitles a while ago, so I never know in advance whether a film I order will have them, and perhaps be usable later on for class.

Does this site have lots of new Japanese DVDs? And have you found it reliable and dependable?

I've been thinking about using a reliable second source for Region 2 DVDs from Japan, and I'd be grateful to find out more about this one (apologies if everyone else in the world already knows about it).

Many Thanks,

Michael McCaskey

----- Original Message -----
From: Mindy Varner <mvarner at lamar.colostate.edu>
Date: Monday, August 13, 2007 10:19 pm
Subject: Japanese films focused on food

> This is in response to Matthew Bernstein's query about Japanese 
> films related 
> to food. I would suggest director Katsuyuki Motohiro's 
> "Udon"(2006). Our 
> university recently acquired this film. I screened it and found it 
> charming in 
> a mild, "Tampopo-lite" sort of way. I've included a plot summary 
> from the 
> website below.
> http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=PCBC-51094
> Yusuke Santamaria and Manami Konishi star in this amazing film 
> about soul food 
> from the minds of the "Bayside Shakedown" team! Kosuke comes to 
> hate small 
> town life and moves to New York after a fight with his father. 
> However, he 
> meets frustration after frustration, and on the verge of ruin from 
> loans 
> decides to return back to his small town. But when he returns, he 
> finds 
> nothing has changed, his sister still worries about him, his 
> father is still 
> pounding away at noodles, his friends are the same, and there's 
> still a bowl 
> of udon waiting for him when he gets home. But once Kosuke learns 
> to love 
> udon, he finds a will and a way of his own! Standard edition 
> includes bonus 
> disc (details subject to change).
> Mindy Varner
> mvarner at lamar.colostate.edu
> Colorado State University
> Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
> Colorado State University
> Box 1774 
> Fort Collins, CO 80523
> (970) 290-0058 (mobile)

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