Wasabi

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Overview

G?rard Krawczyk's action comedy Wasabi comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from Columbia/TriStar that boasts excellent sound and picture quality.
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Overview

Gérard Krawczyk's action comedy Wasabi comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from Columbia/TriStar that boasts excellent sound and picture quality.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French 5.1 (Dolby Digital); Widescreen presentation; Subtitles: English; Theatrical trailers
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This fun outing from the pen of Luc Besson is a good example of the kind of action film he turns out when not directing. The characterizations and plotting aren't terribly complex or surprising, but this turns out to be a minor quibble because Wasabi is more interested in having fun with the mechanics of the action genre. Wasabi is quite entertaining because it manages to put a postmodern spin on said mechanics -- it places its action sequences in novel locales like a department store and a video arcade, and places and deploys unexpected moments of comedy and drama to keep action fans on their toes. Jean Reno is excellent as the tough but sorrowful hero, effortlessly balancing the dramatic component of his role with plenty of deadpan, well-timed comedy. He also gets excellent support from Ryoko Hirosue as his fiery daughter and Michel Muller, who is a subtle delight as Hubert's goofy but very resourceful sidekick. Finally -- and most importantly -- this film is easy on the eye thanks to lush, intensely colorful cinematography from Gérard Sterin and slick, pace-conscious direction from Gérard Krawczyk. In short, Wasabi is a fine example of how another country can turn out an excellent variation on the American-style "popcorn movie."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2003
  • UPC: 043396100008
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,129

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Reno Hubert
Ryoko Hirosue Yumi
Michel Muller Momo
Carole Bouquet Sophia
Ludovic Berthillot
Yan Epstein
Michel Scourneau
Technical Credits
Gérard Krawczyk Director
Luc Besson Producer, Screenwriter
Julien Schultheis Score Composer
Eric Serra Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:31]
2. The Chief's Son [2:45]
3. Tranny Interview [1:43]
4. Banque de L'Etoile Robbery [2:19]
5. Two Month Suspension [2:28]
6. Dinner With Sofia [3:47]
7. "My Name Is Hishibashi." [2:20]
8. Welcome to Japan [1:36]
9. Momo [4:18]
10. Sole Legatee [4:37]
11. Yumi [3:46]
12. The Crematorium [6:21]
13. Miko's File [3:31]
14. Yumi's Inheritance [3:45]
15. Red Alert [:44]
16. Goons With Shades [4:19]
17. Arms & Fashion Show [3:33]
18. The Nightclub [3:15]
19. Yakuza Shootout [5:17]
20. Names & Numbers [1:32]
21. Like Tigers & Wolves [3:13]
22. Takanawa aka the Zebra [3:37]
23. King of Clubs [1:39]
24. Wasabi [3:03]
25. Message in Kyoto [2:07]
26. Making a Withdrawal [4:06]
27. The Account Is Closed [2:10]
28. Farewells [8:23]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set Up
      English
      French/Français
   Subtitles
      English
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Trailers
      Wasabi
      Formula 51
      Swept Away
      Trapped
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun Movie

    This movie is so much fun. Jean Reno is great as usual, but Michel Muller performs one of the funniest supporting actor roles I have ever seen. I couldn't even look at him without laughing. I recommend this movie for anyone who wants a fun, entertaining film and loves to laugh. I recommend watching it in French with English subtitles, however, as the English dubs will lesson the comedic effect. The scene with the wasabi will have you rolling on the floor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A funny French flic with a huge soupcon of Wasabi

    There's something very disarming--literally and figuratively--about this alternately charming and violent film. A father confronted with a daughter he never knew he had; a daughter who has to come to terms with lies her mother taught her to keep her safe. Love--and a good gun--conquers all.

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