The World Sinks Except Japan

Overview

Japanese director Minoru Kawasaki (Executive Koala and The Rug Cop) levels his satirical sights on global superpowers, western traditions, and foreign immigrants in this outrageous comedy inspired by the cult 1970s novella of the same name. The year is 2011. Thanks to global warming and shifting tectonic plates, planet Earth's landmass has just gotten a massive overhaul. Japan is the only country on the planet that has managed to avoid being devastated by the unprecedented natural disaster, and it isn't long ...
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Overview

Japanese director Minoru Kawasaki (Executive Koala and The Rug Cop) levels his satirical sights on global superpowers, western traditions, and foreign immigrants in this outrageous comedy inspired by the cult 1970s novella of the same name. The year is 2011. Thanks to global warming and shifting tectonic plates, planet Earth's landmass has just gotten a massive overhaul. Japan is the only country on the planet that has managed to avoid being devastated by the unprecedented natural disaster, and it isn't long before refugees from every affected nation are attempting to integrate themselves into Japanese society. And it isn't an easy transition either, because as A-list American actors turn up on television costume samurai dramas and white women go to work for middle-class Japanese families, those who don't sufficiently blend in among Japanese society are arrested. Meanwhile, as the former leaders of China and South Korea become lapdogs for the Japanese Prime Minister, geologists discover that there's more seismic activity on the horizon, and the worst may be yet to come.
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Special Features

Anamorphic (1.85:1) widescreen transfer; Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; Newly-Translated, removable English subtitles; Audio commentary with director Minoru Kawasaki and actor Takenori Murano; "Making Of" featurette; Introductions from ; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • UPC: 654930307991
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Synapse Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,257

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenji Kohashi
Shuji Kashiwabara
Masatoshi Matsuo
Hiroshi Fujioka
Blake Crawford
Takenori Murano
Technical Credits
Minoru Kawasaki Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Masako Ishii Score Composer
Masakazu Migita Screenwriter
Daisuke Niki Producer
Takashi Suga Cinematographer
Masanobu Suzuki Producer
Yasutaka Tsutsui Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The World Sinks Except Japan
1. Former Presidents [5:56]
2. Main Titles [1:40]
3. Mass Destruction [4:55]
4. What's Going On? [3:53]
5. Just Say No! [3:22]
6. Jerry & Elizabeth [2:16]
7. Upset [4:44]
8. The World Sinks [1:22]
9. Negotiating [6:33]
10. Out Of Control [5:47]
11. "Den Ace" [1:37]
12. New Foods [4:47]
13. Professor [4:00]
14. Foreigner Forecast [4:56]
15. Sharing [2:16]
16. "Gaijin Attack Team" [2:23]
17. Nippon Dance [1:58]
18. Rice Balls [5:25]
19. Maids [3:45]
20. Hollywood Actresses [8:04]
21. Terrorism [4:52]
22. The End? [4:22]
23. Last Light [4:26]
24. End Titles [4:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The World Sinks Except Japan
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Making Of World Sinks Except Japan
      Theatrical Trailer
      Introductions By Cast & Director
      "Den Ace" Promo
      Director's Commentary: On
      Director's Commentary: Off
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
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