Ah…yesterday (Sat), I went to buy some vids as a “gift” to myself after I just had my Japanese class exam 😛 . I bought 2 movie DVDs and they gave me free 1 movie DVD 🙂 plus one anime movie DVD. The DVDs are Virgin Snow (Lee Jun Ki and Miyazaki Aoi; finally !!), Tokyo Tower (Odagiri Joe), Shindo (Matsuyama Kenichi and Narumi Riko) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (anime).
Out of the 4, I selected Shindo to watch first. I never heard of this movie before. The first thing that attracted me was the cover. It shown the piano with 2 pairs of hands. Immediately, I was drawn to it. Read the plot and “think” I would like it so I chose it. I recognised the lead girl (Narumi Riko) as I’ve seen her before in 1 Litre of Tears (drama) which she was quite good in it. She is currently in Honey & Clover drama (playing Hagumi) with Ikuta Toma.
What really surprised me was the lead actor. When he appeared for the first time in the movie, I was like “Eh?? this guy looks really really familiar”. After watching more scenes of him – then only I realised he is “L”. Most probably the reason why I didn’t recognise his face was he’s not in his Death Note movie character image – you know, the pale face, straight hair-cut, sweet-toothed strange genius guy….
Overall, the movie is quite enjoyable and if you like music, especially piano music, maybe this is your kind of movie. I think it is good but don’t think it is exceptionally good. I may watch it again though, because I like to watch movies which are related to music.
BTW, this is not a review of the movie – hahaha, I don’t have the talent to write a movie review. I just want to write out my feelings after watching this movie.
Oh yes, regarding this DVD. Initially I was reluctant to buy it because it has no English subs. I’m watching it with Chinese subs. I think this is the HK/China DVD version – I called it the cheaper version because there’s only the movie and 4 promotional trailers in it. 🙂 Well, the Japanese version had, I think, more additional features like interviews and stuff. I’m not really into those things and most likely those features are in Japanese language with no subs. O_O
On another note, I saw Odagiri Joe’s The Pavilion Salamandre on sale. This is the movie where Joe’s wife was also in it. 🙂 There’s quite a number of his movies on sale – I remembered Yureru, Hazard, The Pavilion Salamandre, Tokyo Tower and Mushishi. I think there’s also Sad Vacation but I’m not too sure.
Some links related to Shindo:
Plot about Shindo
– lol, this is actually a link to an online store. I couldn’t find any sites that has featured the movie’s plot synopsis and a short review. I also couldn’t access the official movie website