Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (English Subtitled) 2012 NR CC

Amazon Instant Video

Available in HD
(57) IMDb 7.2/10
Watch Trailer

Based on a true story, QUILL: THE LIFE OF A GUIDE DOG is a sweet, documentary-like story of a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill.

Starring:
Kaoru Kobayashi, Kippei Shîna
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Additional taxes may apply.

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Yôichi Sai
Starring Kaoru Kobayashi, Kippei Shîna
Supporting actors Teruyuki Kagawa, Keiko Toda, Tomoka Kurotani, Yukika Sakuratani, Yawara Matsuda, Tarô Ishida, Kenji Mizuhashi, Chie Sakagami, Mantarô Koichi, Kuidaore Uchuutei, Kiyomi Tanikawa, Kouzou Satou, Mariko Miyamoto, Kohei Yoshida, Kento Terai, Mitsuru Ochiai, Katsuya Nomaura, Yukio Hide
Studio Music Box Home Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Other Formats

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 18, 2008
Format: DVD
Ah, the Japanese dog movie. It is a strange genre, although a prolific one. Any Japanese DVD shop will have a section devoted to it, and there are sometimes even cat movies as well. Probably the most familiar to US audiences is The Adventures of Milo & Otis, which was, shortened, re-edited and narration added for American audiences.

Unlike most US dog movies, like Benji or Lassie, the Japanese dog movie usually presents their animals as non-anthropomorphic, not performing super-feats or amazing tricks, but just showing loyalty and love and companionship, all the things a dog should do. They rarely save the day or foil criminals. They always bring a tear to the eye with their simple affection.

"Quill" is a quintessential Japanese dog movie. A floppy little puppy, cute as they come and entirely poster-ready, is trained to be a seeing-eye dog. A cantankerous blind person, assured that he doesn't need to be dragged around by a dog, is set to be proven wrong. Bring out the hankies and open the floodgates!

The story was adapted from a popular novel, "The Life of Quill, the Seeing-Eye Dog". The film is almost a documentary, showing Quill from his initial training up to his eventual bonding with his human companion to whom he will be both eyes and best friend. The training is handled in a realistic fashion, without forced drama or silly situations.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Leathers on January 19, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
You need to write that its not in English... Hard to watch at times because they treat their animals different then we do... the first couple that had Quill for his first year were fantastic you could tell they loved him. Its too bad that most of his life was in a cage I know that the first couple would have taken him... Sad story
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Ferruggia on July 28, 2013
Format: DVD
This is a wonderful movie and even though it's got English subtitles you don't notice that much because it's so enjoyable. It's a Japanese movie. It is about a pup who goes into guide dog training but it's really more about the love between the dog and the people he meets and their love of him than about him being a guide dog. There are some sad parts but the movie is very gentle. I would have given it five stars but for it being confusing toward the end, where even though Quill's blind master dies he is kept at the Guide Dog Training Academy for many years where all he does is help with occasional guide dog demonstrations, and then returned to the loving couple who raised him when he grows old. I don't understand why if they weren't going to use him for a guide dog anymore they didn't just let him return to them sooner. That needed to be explained. It is, however, a very realistic and touching film, full of love, and one of the most special dog stories I've ever seen brought to the screen.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MAYFUN on May 21, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie does for me what Marley and Me did, only it is the Japanese version. It is a G-Rated film, but still made me, an adult cry. Like Marley and Me, it shows the life of this cute Labrador in it's entirety, from puppyhood to the inevitable last days. It's not overly gushy, nor dramatic, which is what makes the dialogue more sincere and believeable. It is also interesting in that it opened my eyes about cross-communication between species/creatures (humans and dogs), and among humans, i.e. how a blind person communicates with a deaf person and vice versa. I would recommend it for any one, especially dog lovers, as well as lovers of foreign film.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Livas-Gulfin on March 29, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I love dogs and having three just makes this movie so much more special. Quill like all dogs gives love to all he comes in contact with, even if the love isn't always immediately returned. He went to several homes during his all too brief life and was a patient, loving and faithful guide dog (something many humans are not.). It was very interesting to actually hear in the movie that commands to guide dogs are given in English as they are less confusing/complicated to the dog. I was impressed by the love, devotion and patience given to Quill by his foster family and trainers. This movie is highly recommended to all, not just dog lovers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on February 26, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I enjoyed this movie, even with subtitles. I almost decided not to watch it since I don't care for subtitles. However, there was enough time between subtitle changes making it easy to read, while still watching and enjoying the movie. The movie was interesting and you learned quite a bit about the raising and use of seeing eye dogs. It did have it's sad moments too, but over all it was a nice movie with a few laughs. I'd recommend this movie for anyone interested in dogs for the blind and also dog lovers will enjoy it too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Javier on June 3, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I agree very much with the review written by Fern (title: "Disappointment"). I think the story had A LOT of potential, but fell very flat. Although I loved watching the dogs, I made NO emotional connection whatsoever with the blind man or his family. (And who doesn't sympathize with a blind man??? Something is definitely wrong!)

I ultimately purchased this DVD because of the many good reviews on Amazon & Rotten Tomatoes, so all I can say is: Buyer Beware.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews