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Black Rain

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Under scrutiny by his superiors for allegedly dipping into confiscated drug money, New York vice cop Michael Douglas can expect no sympathy from his ex-wife, who is gouging him for alimony. Douglas gets a chance to redeem himself when he is assigned to escort Japanese mob boss Yusaku Matsuda back to his own country to stand trial. Upon arriving in Osaka, Douglas and his partner Andy Garcia are tricked into releasing their prisoner. Now on the outs with both the American and Japanese police authorities, Douglas is...
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Overview

Under scrutiny by his superiors for allegedly dipping into confiscated drug money, New York vice cop Michael Douglas can expect no sympathy from his ex-wife, who is gouging him for alimony. Douglas gets a chance to redeem himself when he is assigned to escort Japanese mob boss Yusaku Matsuda back to his own country to stand trial. Upon arriving in Osaka, Douglas and his partner Andy Garcia are tricked into releasing their prisoner. Now on the outs with both the American and Japanese police authorities, Douglas is forced to deal with the Yakuza-the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia-to retrieve the elusive Matsuda.
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Special Features

Commentary by Director Ridley Scott; Black Rain The Script, The Cast; Black Rain Making The Film: Part 1; Black Rain Making The Film: Part 2; Black Rain Post-Production; Theatrical Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929301812
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Presentation: Color / DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround EX
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 20,109

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Douglas Nick Conklin
Andy Garcia Charlie Vincent
Ken Takakura Mashahiro Matsumoto
Kate Capshaw Joyce Kingsley
Shigeru Koyama Ohashi
Yusaku Matsuda Sato
John Spencer Oliver
Guts Ishimatsu Katayama
Yuya Uchida Nashida
Tomisaburo Wakayama Sugai
Miyuki Ono Miyuki
Luis Guzman Frankie
John Costelloe The Kid
Stephen Root Berg
Richard Riehle Crown
Clem Caserta Abolofia
Tim Kelleher Bobby
George Kyle Farentino
Vondie Curtis-Hall Detective
Joe Perce Detective
Louis Cantarini Detective
Doug Yasuda Japanese/American Translator
Toshio Sato Japanese Embassy Official
Shiro Oishi Sato's Man
Prof. Toru Tanaka Sugai's Man
Rikiya Yasuoka Sugai's Man
Keone Young Karaoke Singer
Toshishiro Obata Meditator
Linda Gillen Peggy
Ken Kensei Masahiro's Son
Josip Elic Bartender
Jim Ishida Escort Officer
Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director
James Bayliss Set Decoration/Design
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Craig Bolotin Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Jan de Bont Cinematographer
Michael Douglas Producer
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Richard Von Ernst Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
John Alan Hicks Set Decoration/Design
Stanley Jaffe Co-producer, Producer
Alan S. Kaye Set Decoration/Design
Julie Kirkham Executive Producer
Sherry Lansing Co-producer, Producer
Warren Lewis Screenwriter
Robert Maddy Set Decoration/Design
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
John J. Moore Production Designer
Alan Poul Associate Producer
Tom Rolf Editor
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Greg P. Russell Sound/Sound Designer
Kyoji Sasaki Set Decoration/Design
Norris Spencer Production Designer
Kazuo Takenaka Art Director
Alexander Witt Camera Operator
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Black Rain

    I had seen "Black Rain" before, but have now purchased it on Blu-ray.

    I think that this movie highlights the talents of two fine actors, Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia. While he is less known in the U.S., Ken Takakura, well known in Japan, provides an outstanding performance.

    The photography in Japan is top-shelf and the sense of Japanese culture is delivered with realism.

    The story line is exciting and action-packed. The sound track, with Japanese overtones, provides perfect company to a fine script.

    Although I am sure that Michael Douglas would disagree, I have always felt that this was one of his finest performances.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Straight-up copy thriller with some nice touches

    "Black Rain" doesn't offer too many surprises, but it's intelligent above average and enormously entertaining. Michael Douglas is Nick Conklin, the usual tough, gritty, New York City detective. He's fierce and he's good - 20 minutes into the film he encounters Sato (Yuskau Matsuda) and in a brief but brutal sequence captures the elusive Japanese Yakuza thug and gets slashed with a razor knife for his trouble. But Nick has problems - he may have stolen money from a drug dealer, and Internal Affairs is interested - and so his boss jumps at the chance to get Nick and his partner Charlie (Andy Garcia) out of town for a while by having them escort Sato back to Japan for trial. But Sato escapes easily, and in shame and desperation Nick & Charlie must team up with "Masa" (Tokyo policeman Masahiro, played by Japan's enormously popular Ken Takakura) to re-capture Sato and restore their pride and reputations. Kate Capshaw is pleasantly distracting as "the girl", but isn't given much to do.

    As entertaining as the story is, the real star here is Ridley Scott's cinematography. Japan is steamy, sweaty, glittery, smoky, and misty - "Blade Runner" fans will feel right at home in Scott's Tokyo. The textures are rich - film noir in color.

    And so how better to view the film than Blu Ray. The transfer is excellent, with only a few minor glitches here and there - at age 20 the film has never looked better. Film grain is visible in a few low-light scenes, which is typical as directors chemically "push" the exposure of the film, but given the overall darkness of the film's palette the quality is outstanding. Hans Zimmer's percussive score punches through nicely. Disc supplementals include a commentary track and a nicely done, informative "making of" piece. 4/5, and lots of fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's raining black

    It took me about ten times to figure out why it was called black rain but that's because I don't pay attention. If you want a good cop movie this is it. If you like hearing little mikey dougy say things like, hotdog-cowboy-and honcho then this is your flick.

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