Tokyo! (Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-Ho)
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Michel Gondry, Bong Joon-Ho, Leos Carax… Three visionaries take you on a wild journey throughTokyo!
Three of the world's greatest cinematic talents: Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Leos Carax (Holy Motors), and Bong Joon-Ho (The Host) each direct a segment of this surreal triptych set in the ultra-modern metropolis of Tokyo, Japan.
In the tradition of such films as New York Stories, Night on Earth, Paris, Je T'aime and New York, I Love You - Tokyo! addresses the timeless question of whether we shape cities, or if cities shape us in the process of revealing the rich humanity at the heart of modern urban life.
In English, Japanese and French with English subtitles.
"Gondry, Carax and Bong have each contributed a poignant commentary about what life is like in Tokyo and beyond, and when pieced together the result is quietly observational, imaginative and often very funny." – NYLON MAGAZINE
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I'm excited Tokyo! is coming to Blu ray because it now has a chance to reach a wider audience. I think this particular film will benefit from a High Defintion transfer because of the different locations and colors used throughout the film. My personal favorite story of the three was Gondry's, but one of the great things about this film is that everyone has an opinion as to which one was the better story. Tokyo! is a visually appealing film that is worth checking out.
INTERIOR DESIGN - Michel Gondry's (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) piece follows a young couple as they try to set themselves up in Tokyo. The young man's ambition is clear - become a film director. His girlfriend however is far more indecisive and cannot escape the feeling that she's losing control of her life. Directionless, both are beginning to go under in this vast city, until the young woman becomes the object of a bizarre transformation.
MERDE - Leos Carax (Lovers on the Bridge) spins the tale of a mysterious creature that spreads panic in the streets of Tokyo. Through this monster's provocative and destructive behavior, he arouses both passion and repulsion...until the moment he is captured.
SHAKING TOKYO - Bong Joon Ho (The Host) gives us the story of a hikikomori, an agoraphobic man that has been shut up in his apartment for 10 years. When a pizza delivery girl faints in his home during an earthquake, the unthinkable happens - he falls in love. Shortly after, he learns the girl has also become a hikikomori and now to find her he must dare to cross the threshold between his apartment and the rest of the world.
This visually stunning film addresses the timeless question of whether we shape cities, or if cities shape us.
I saw it at the Miami Film Festival and absolutely loved it, I can't wait till it comes out on DVD.
Gondry, whose eccentricities worked best in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," starts things off with "Interior Design." "Design" follows a young couple who move to Tokyo to seek their fortune. As the guy starts to succeed and adapt, his girlfriend assumes a more peripheral role. Her feelings of inadequacies and uselessness ultimately manifest with a physical transformation that is brilliantly devised and slyly hysterical. It, as a whole, is my favorite segment! But Carax's "Merde" easily contains some of the trio's most inspired moments. A creature from the sewers emerges daily to terrorize the citizens on the streets. Looking more like a deranged leprechaun than an actual monster, his strange--but largely benign--attacks escalate to bloody brutality when he happens upon a cache of weapons. I absolutely loved these early scenes. When captured, his subsequent legal battle captivates a national audience.Read more ›
After "Paris je t'amie" a few years back and "Tokyo!" now, it would appear that, at some point, every "exotic" city will have a multi-part cinematic valentine to call its own. And whereas "Paris, je t'aime," not surprisingly, applied a romantic patina to its setting, "Tokyo!," also not surprisingly, has opted for a more sci-fi and metaphysical-oriented approach in exploring its locale.
In the first tale, "Interior Design," directed by Michel Gondy, Akira and Hiroki are a young couple who have come to the city to look for work and a place to live. He's an avant garde filmmaker, she his part time assistant and fulltime girlfriend. The movie deals with the tension that develops between not only Akira and Hiroki over finances and their future together but between the couple and the female friend whose cramped apartment they`re all staying in at the moment. Then, just at the point where all is beginning to seem hopeless, Hiroki involuntarily turns into a chair. You were expecting something different, perhaps?
"Interior Design," is of interest primarily in the way that it goes from the prosaic to the surreal without the slightest transition or warning.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This title contains three films: The first, "Interior Design", begins with a couple who seek work and lodgings in the big city. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mylz
Very deep and different. Gondry's special effects I found incredibly disturbing during the initial 'transformation' scene, I've seen my share of gore and grind house flicks, plus... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Johnny Rocker
I absolutely love this film. All three stories are so creative and interesting. The DVD showed up in no time and was in great shape.Published 23 months ago by Matt Ells
Having rented this flick several years after its theatrical release--I no longer go to movie theaters because I don't feel respected by the management; in my own home theater I... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Gregory Laxer
Tokyo! is a handful. Its three stories are from three different directors but they all envelope you in the style and strangeness of their own worlds. I simple couldn't look away.Published on January 14, 2014 by Shane Hurley
It is a movie that includes 3 independent sub-movies. After watching the movie, I thought, it was a movie that makes you not understand what it wants to say -- somewhat like Wong... Read morePublished on September 24, 2011 by Epsilon Delta
I rented this years ago and OMG it's great!!
So I bought it here, great service and product!!
A must see!! Read more
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