Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Indie for the Holidays egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grooming Deals Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Outdoor Deals on HTL
Buy Used
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: DVD is in Excellent Condition. No damage to the disc[s] or any of the original artwork, but it does have a small mark or cut through the UPC. Eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping discounts.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Doing Time

2 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Sep 26, 2006)
"Please retry"
$11.64 $4.47

Best of 2015
This Year's Top Products Shop the Editors' picks at Amazon including Movies, Music, Games, and more. Learn more
Available from these sellers.

Editorial Reviews


Subtle and subversive...splendidly done. -- International Herald Tribune, January 31, 2003

Wonderful...a prison movie unlike any that have come before it. -- Variety, November 10, 2002

From the Contributor

Director Sai Yoichi's films have often focused on outsiders and immigrants, a reflection of the director's own position as a Japanese-born Korean. Beginning his film career as an assistant director to Oshima Nagisa, Sai made his directorial debut in 1983 with A Mosquito on the Tenth Floor. Ten years later, All Under the Moon, a seriocomic tale of a Korean taxi driver working in Japan, was a major hit with both critics and audiences alike. Since then, the director has moved between commercial projects like the thriller Marks and the guide dog blockbuster Quill and more personal films such as Dog Race, a comedy about the friendship that develops between a policeman and his Korean-Japanese informer, and 2004's Blood and Bones, an epic biopic starring Takeshi Kitano as the real-life gangster who ruled Osaka's Korean ghetto for nearly fifty years.

Special Features


Product Details

  • Actors: Yamazaki Tsutomu
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Parlour Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,850 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sibelius on February 27, 2008
Format: DVD
Adapted from an autobiographical series of graphic novels chronicling the author's time spent inside the walls of a Japanese prison, "Doing Time," is a fascinating look at the very unique way Japan's penal system operates. Everything about it - the living arrangements, disciplinary structure, daily work routine, emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, free time activities along with meals - is unlike anything you've ever seen in your typical American prison flick. If the prison movie genre is your thing I definitely recommend that you give this one a try, just don't expect any violence. For everyone else this film is still worth a view for the unique portrayal and commentary of Japanese society, along with an engaging storyline, characters and awesome display of the terrific food the prisoners are fed throughout this film (no joke!).
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
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Hooker on May 20, 2007
Format: DVD
I actually bought this movie by accident, and after watching it I was very glad I did. Great acting, interesting characters, and a facinating glipse at what life is like inside a Japanese prison. It has an almost documentary like feel to it that works extremely well. This sat on my shelf for months before I finally decided to give it a chance, and I literally could not take my eyes off it once it started. Well worth watching, I truely can not recommend this movie enough.
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


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in