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

Alex Bates alebates at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 08:52:19 EDT 2007

I have found yesasia.com to be a useful resource.  It usually says 
whether or not the film has English subtitles or whether you can get 
versions from other countries that do.

-Alex Bates

On Aug 14, 2007, at 8:30 AM, Michael McCaskey wrote:

> 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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