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Jiro Dreams of Sushi [Blu-ray] (2011)

Jiro Ono , David Gelb  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jiro Ono
  • Directors: David Gelb
  • Format: Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007UW9VWO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,149 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jiro Dreams of Sushi [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro's life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.

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130 of 138 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing spirit May 9, 2012
Format:DVD
This quiet, low-key documentary describes a most amazing man, Jiro. For more than half-a-hundred years, this octagenarian has devoted himself to one thing: perfecting the art of making sushi. His restaurant might not look like much. You pass through a subway turnstile on the way there, then find just ten seats in the cramped space inside. A lot of the time, staff outnumber customers. You need a reservation a month in advance and expect to pay US$375 minimum, but I assume it goes up from there. In return, you get a Michelin three-star experience - according to Michelin, the third star means it's worth visiting the country just to experience that one restaurant.

In some ways, Jiro-san seems a throwback. He expects a ten-year apprenticeship from his students (some of whom last only one day). His ethic resembles a samurai's, in its single-minded, lifelong devotion to perfecting his craft. When he passes the baton, it will be by primogeniture. The younger son will need to make his own way in the world. And, surprisingly, his perfectionism radiates outward through into his suppliers. His rice dealer sells him only the finest, a grade of rice that he won't even sell to others since they won't know how to prepare it correctly. His fish dealers, each masters in their own right, ask themselves whether their catch is worthy of him.

It's inspiring to see such mastery, but intimidating too. He admits, "I wasn't much of a father," since family came second to his craft. That degree of dedication seems beyond imagining, when I try to fit myself into it. (The 'now' generation won't have a clue.) Still, I value the knowledge that the world still rewards artisans at his level of mastery. Jiro is a treasure, and his heritage will enrich the world.

-- wiredweird, reviewing the release to theaters
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect. Just spectacularly good. August 13, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
This movie is about sushi, but also really not at all about sushi. An 80-something master sushi maker is still at work, striving to make perfect sushi. The wonderful second story line here is: how can children live up to such great parents? How can we come into our own in the shadow of greatness? This theme is beautifully explored in this documentary. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is terrifically moving & inspiring, while also peppered with several really funny moments. The father and son are rich material for this story. Watching this is time well spent.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional glimpse into the world of sushi August 1, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
What was attractive about "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is that it already has this massively positive reputation. That's one of the more exciting aspects of being a critic; stepping outside of what you know, are familiar with, or expect to enjoy to find great films that weren't even on your radar. The title of the film is pretty straightforward about what to expect from the film. The documentary follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi restaurant owner. Jiro's restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, is extremely popular, has its fair share of accolades and is extremely well merited, and is known to be one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo; sometimes considered the best by a good portion of his customers. You're shown Jiro's undying devotion to his job as he works with his 50-year-old son Yoshikazu, who is expected to take over the restaurant once his father decides to retire.

Even after watching the film for its 82-minute duration, Jiro is still kind of a mystery. He is completely devoted to sushi as he's been working with it since he was nine-years-old and never once had the urge to change occupations. His eldest son is practically primed and ready to take over the business, but Jiro just enjoys working too much to actually stop working. Jiro's legacy and never ending goal to perfect his craft is making it nearly impossible for Yoshikazu to follow in his footsteps. Jiro also has a younger son named Takashi who owns his own restaurant that literally mirrors Jiro's restaurant and has a more relaxed feel.

There seems like there's so much more to tell surrounding Jiro's life as it only very briefly mentions his wife and other than not getting along with his parents, being kicked out of the house at the age of nine, and giving up smoking, we don't get to hear much else about Jiro's past.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Inspiring August 30, 2012
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I am an artist and a business owner. My business is my art, and my art is my business. I'm in a very different line of work than Jiro, yet I was inspired so much by this movie to stay true to the artistic integrity of my work, despite the many other pressures of being in business.

I feel there is too much attention and reverence in America on business owners who have dumbed down their art for the sake of profit and "success." The current paradigm in the world of American business education is that one must either be working "in" the business, producing its products and services, or the one running the business, behind the scenes - with the latter the obvious choice for which is encouraged. Businesses like MacDonald's these days are hailed as the epitome of success.

This documentary was inspiring because it brought to light a very different paradigm. It brought to light the paradigm of the artist/business owner who puts his craft first, while also maintaining a successful business. It was nice to hear how a man like this thinks & operates. It was nice to see him in front of his customers doing what he loves, as well as behind-the-scenes, teaching his apprentices how to make the best sushi in the world.

Aside from the content, the quality of the cinematography and overall production helped make this one of the most engaging and visually stunning films I've seen in a long time (or ever). The visual poetry and music matched the level of artistic integrity that Jiro places on his work - helping to capture the energy and excitement that Jiro has for his craft, and helping to transmit that to the viewer.

In short - it was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen - both for the content and presentation.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, but this guy is crazy
I liked the movie and his attention to detail is amazing. Something about this guy bothered me though -- he seems nuts! Read more
Published 2 days ago by James R Newlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes sushi taste better
I had heard about this documentary but was just not prepared for how awesome it was. It is not just a story about food, it's a story about one man's mastery of his craft.
Published 9 days ago by J. R. Slowinski
5.0 out of 5 stars Breath taking
Jiro Is amazing. Beautiful sushi beautiful art. One of the best documentary I've seen in a long time. Must watch!
Published 12 days ago by Terry Jung
4.0 out of 5 stars I like sushi
Really more about work ethic than food. It's a relaxing documentary, not one that gets your ire up, more like one that contemplates the variety of humanity across the world.
Published 22 days ago by Ron G
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful documentary
One of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time. It tells the story of a charming sushi chef. Read more
Published 23 days ago by KK
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Flick!
Jiro's commitment to his craft is enlightening and fascinating! Best watched when in a documentary film mood. Enjoy this film!
Published 23 days ago by Sweet Mama
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful film
I really enjoyed this movie. I have a great appreciation for the man, his life, and sushi! I highly recommend it.
Published 26 days ago by CP
5.0 out of 5 stars Living the dream
A great story about a father and sons' relationship and the workings behind a sushi legacy. Not many people get to realize a dream like Jiro.
Published 27 days ago by Reymond Pascual
5.0 out of 5 stars Jiro Dreams of Sushi
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Love this movie.
Subtitles don't bother me.
For my daughters' birthdays I'm giving them Sushi rolling classes at the local Shinto... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jacob
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this movie about Jiro Ono!!!!!
this is one of my new favorite movies that is part of my collection. I first found out about this movie on ON DEMAND. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alan B
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