Big Man Japan

Big Man Japan

Hitoshi Matsumoto
 Cast: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Hitoshi Matsumoto
, Riki Takeuchi
Riki Takeuchi
, Ua
, Ryunosuke Kamiki
Ryunosuke Kamiki

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Director Hitoshi Matsumoto weaves this darkly comic mockumentary about a Japanese giant who continues the long-standing family tradition of facing off against Tokyo's most formidable monsters. Constantly caught in the middle of everyone's battles, Daisato finds his sincere efforts to keep the peace repeatedly belittled; he's divorced, his neighbors have covered his house in graffiti, and he gets nothing but dirty looks when he walks down the street. When we first meet Daisato, he is the subject of a television documentary. Though on the surface Daisato may seem like your average, slightly unkempt salaryman -- completely unremarkable in all respects -- it soon becomes apparent just how deceiving first impressions can be. After lamenting on camera the fact that he never gets any vacation time due to frequent calls from the Defense Department, the camera follows Daisato as he rides his motorbike to a Tokyo power plant, receives the jolt of electricity that transforms him into a hulking superhuman crime fighter, and clashes with a gargantuan leviathan intent on destroying Tokyo. Daisato comes from a long line of heroic heavyweights, yet while his ancestors were once championed with parades for their noble efforts, public interest in giant invaders has waned and Daisato has become something of a joke to the citizens of Tokyo. Not only is the noise generated by Daisato's battles regarded as a public nuisance, the property damage that he causes while defending the city has the citizens downright angry. Now, as Daisato attempts to balance his responsibilities to his ex-wife, his daughter, his agent, and his senile grandfather, the crushing weight of both his personal and professional obligations simply becomes too much to bear.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
UPC: 0876964002110
Original Release: 2007
Source: Magnolia Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 54,516

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making of Big Man Japan with commentary; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hitoshi Matsumoto Daisato
Riki Takeuchi Hanerunojyuu (Jumping Baddie)
Ua Manager Kobori
Ryunosuke Kamiki Dounojyuu (Baby Baddie)
Itsuji Itao Female Niounojyuu (Smelly Baddie)
Takayuki Haranishi Male Niounojyuu (Smelly Baddie)
Haruka Unabara Shimerunojyuu (Squeezing Baddie)
Tomoji Hasegawa Interviewer
Daisuke Miyagawa Super Justice
Hiroyuki Miyasako Stay With Me
Shion Machida Daisoto's Ex-Wife

Technical Credits
Hitoshi Matsumoto Director,Screenwriter
Aikou Etsuko Art Director
Yuji Hayashida Production Designer
Yoshiya Nagasawa Associate Producer
Hidenori Nakai Producer
Akihiko Okamoto Producer
Hiroshi Osaki Executive Producer
Mitsugu Shiratori Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Hisaya Shiratori Editor
Mitsuyoshi Takasu Screenwriter
Towa Tei Score Composer
Souichi Ueno Editor
Hideo Yamamoto Cinematographer
Isao Yoshino Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big Man Japan
1. Meet Big-Sato [5:12]
2. Big Man Japan [4:49]
3. The Legacy [5:46]
4. Transformation Plant No. 2 [7:00]
5. Strangling Monster [3:56]
6. Tamagawa Inn [3:15]
7. The Past [5:10]
8. The Ritual [6:42]
9. Leaping Monster [4:20]
10. Old Friends [3:27]
11. Family Past [5:10]
12. Evil Stare Monster [5:32]
13. Run Away [5:18]
14. Daughter's Gift [4:20]
15. Stink Monster [8:04]
16. Child Monster [6:31]
17. Grandfather [6:29]
18. Evil Red Menace [4:02]
19. Super Justice! [7:15]
20. End Titles [6:12]

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