Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

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Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola's award-winning Lost in Translation comes to DVD in a wonderful package from Universal Pictures and Focus Features. The film comes in an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture (a full-screen edition is also available), with full and rich sound options that come in both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 tracks. Special features on the disc begin with the brilliant "'Lost' on Location" behind-the-scenes documentary. Shot handheld by a small crew during the shoot in Tokyo (including Coppola's husband-at-the-time Spike Jonze), the footage offers a rare inside look at a production that itself seems lost within the same very foreign land as its two main characters. Capturing a few stellar moments between Murray and the crew, the footage is a welcome surprise amidst the hype-driven studio featurettes that too often litter DVDs. Though not quite as solid, the ten-minute conversation with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola feature does give the viewer a bit more background on the production (which a commentary would have covered if it'd been included), though some will no doubt be looking for more out of the two than an on-the-fly Q & A on a balcony in Rome. Thankfully, the disc isn't done yet, as it continues with the entire clip from Matthew's Best Hit TV show, featuring a hilarious bit with Murray and a box of live eels that needs to be seen to be believed. The music video for Kevin Shields' "City Girl" is also supplied, along with a section of five extended and deleted scenes that serve as a nice complement to the film but offer little else. The original theatrical trailer rounds out the extras on this fine disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2004
UPC: 0025192395727
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 2,895

Special Features

Lost on location; "Matthew's Best Hit TV"; Kevin Shields' "City Girl" music video; deleted scenes; a conversation with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola; theatrical trailer.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Murray Bob Harris
Scarlett Johansson Charlotte
Giovanni Ribisi John
Anna Faris Kelly
Fumihiro Hayashi Charlie
Catherine Lambert Jazz Singer

Technical Credits
Sofia Coppola Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lance Acord Cinematographer
Air Score Composer
KK Barrett Production Designer
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer
Sarah Flack Editor
Mitch Glazer Associate Producer
Ross Katz Producer
Takahide Kawakami Asst. Director
Ryoichi Kondo Casting
Drew Kunin Sound/Sound Designer
Towako Kuwajima Set Decoration/Design
Roger Joseph Manning Score Composer
Tomomi Nishio Set Decoration/Design
Brian Reitzell Score Composer
Fred Roos Executive Producer
Anne Ross Production Designer
Stephen Schible Co-producer
Kevin Shields Score Composer
Nancy Steiner Costumes/Costume Designer
William Storkson Score Composer
Mayumi Tomita Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:08]
2. Welcome to Tokyo [4:57]
3. Charlotte Can't Sleep [2:23]
4. Suntory Time [3:28]
5. Charlotte Wanders [4:05]
6. Premium Fantasy [3:56]
7. The Photo Shoot [6:13]
8. Kelly! [4:28]
9. Jet Lag [5:54]
10. Drinks with Kelly [4:48]
11. Night Out with Charlie [6:55]
12. Karaoke Time [6:56]
13. Calling Home [2:10]
14. Black Toe [1:04]
15. At the Hospital [1:16]
16. Are You Awake? [6:01]
17. Kyoto [7:29]
18. Matthew's Best Hit TV [4:09]
19. The Jazz Singer [4:34]
20. The Worse Lunch [2:12]
21. Fire Alarm [1:33]
22. So This Is Goodbye [3:13]
23. Hey, You! [2:52]
24. End Titles [3:56]

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3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie that when credits roll you will say ¿what a waste of my time¿. You will feel somewhat confused and disappointed. But you won't be able to stop thinking about it for days, remembering small details, until you finally understand Coppola's shocking message: maybe love is something short and circumstantial, something amazing and comfortable that you experience with someone for short periods of time during your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so ready to love this film after all the good reviews it's had, but I have to say, I was extremely disappointed w/this movie! It was extremely slow moving and I was not impressed w/Sophia Coppola's directing at all. It was also very annoying in parts( that game show host got on my nerves big time!). However, even w/ all of that, I have to say that the acting was superb! Both leads were fantastic..(I loved the bed scene when she was telling him she feels stuck!) In fact, I thought that Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray should have had more scenes together; they didnt even meet until a 1/2 hour into the movie! The ending was also great...very emotional, and I loved how they didnt let us know what he was whispering to her. It makes us wander what the last thing he said to her was. So on the whole the movie was boring, but the scenes between the 2 leads were excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
So simple and universal a theme. I can understand and appreciate how some wouldn't like this film because not a whole lot happens. I can see how it's a love-it or hate-it kind of thing. I fall into the loved-it camp, but then I have felt numbed by my own circumstance and then proceeded to physically remove myself from it. In doing so I recognize and appreciate the surreal dislocated state this can put one in and that is captured so brilliantly here. It is a fine line between being as lost as you have ever been in a foreign land and almost finding yourself because of it, but maybe falling a bit short. It is loneliness that is so deep it aches, but it ultimately leaves you open to doing things or letting someone in that at another time in a different place you never would. It is vulnerable and pure in it's vacuum-like state and that is the beauty of the film. I have never seen true loneliness captured so perfectly. And the surreal over the top striking beauty of Tokyo provides the perfect contrast for the understated emotion of the lost souls. The chemistry between the actors is palapable and that it's never consecrated makes it that much more real. Maybe it's slow to some, but sometimes, one moment in time is so significant that, while fleeting, it seems to move in slow motion. And when it does, we best keep our eyes open and savor it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's an interview with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola on this DVD in which Murray declares that 'Lost in Translation' is 'my favorite movie...that I've been in'. A tip. Read the four and five star reviews; these are written by people who understood this fascinating, subtle film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this film because it was not produced in the conventional movie sense. I admit I am not a proliffic movie watcher, but the sparring dialogue coupled with the cinematography really moved me in a way few movies have. However, I can see how some may not click with this film, because the plot is not the driving force of the movie but instead, about circumstance and human reaction to it. Both leads were fantastic and had beautiful chemistry on screen. My favorite moment is when they both finally fall asleep together and Bob moves his hand down to touch Charlottes foot...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was beautiful. Bill Murray was at his self-deprecating, yet humorous, best. I will say that it's one of those movies that deserves to be viewed more than once (ahem, all you guys who gave it one measley star). The vivid colors and etheral music are as equally important to the atmosphere of the film as the actors are--they give you a sense of emotion, a sense of place. The ending should not be criticized...unless you're the type of person who NEEDS a blatant resolution. This is one of my favorite movies, and I know it has the potential to be that to others, too, if they give it a second chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film, to be honest, changed me as a whole. I am a 16 year old, naive, high school kid from the Midwest and although I'm not exposed to as many artistic films as in other, more cultured regions and this one in particular caught my attention and gained my respect within the first few minutes of viewing it. To describe the movie is like trying to describe what air tastes like - it isn't very easy. All I have to say is that the acting in this movie is the best I've ever seen in any motion picture. Throughout a very small (but very important) amount of dialogue and an extremely impressive amount of chemistry between the two main characters - I found myself feeling as they did: lost in a circus of a world that proves to be so blatantly simple but tremendously intricate at the same time. I found Bill Murray's character to be on the border of completely believable and surrealistic - the way a character ought to be. The tone this movie projected was perfect - all brought about by the cinematography (which I'd rather not explain... I hate to butcher thoughts with words. Let us just say that it is higher up on the grading scale). This movie, in essence, gave me a kick in the behind that I believe I needed, especially as a kid. I saw life in this movie. And, in essence, this movie is life, plain and simple (but the film proves what an oxymoron that clause truly is.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great! It is no wonder that Sofia received Oscar's for the script. Actors display their individuality not only naturally but also strongly. The characters' feelings of being 'lost' aboroad and the way they share their feelings are so vividly descripted. Also, the movie accurately shows a temporal atomosphere of Tokyo life from a very unique point of view. Look and see what is happening in the REAL Tokyo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This edition of the DVD seems made for the rental market; when you first put in the disk you are forced to watch 10 minutes of previews before you can even get to the main menu. Not cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film has got to be the most beautiful movie I have ever seen . . . ever! Bill Murray's classic humour and Scarlette Johanneson's intoxicating charm temper the disparaging theme of being lost that permeates the film. Sofia Coppola has made a true masterpiece here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
See it twice before forming an opinion. Beautiful movie about a couple of real people in a surreal place. Can't stop watching it. One of the 5 best of 2003.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With all the rave reviews, we expected a lot out of this movie - many laughs, some actual relationship building between the main characters, 'hilarious' interactions that can be found only by trying to communicate in a foreign country/culture when you can not speak the language. I like Bill Murray, and he can be very funny, but this film does not utilize his talent well at all. We waited about 1/2 hour into the film before we figured out what was happening, and then for the next hour and a half or so were wondering where the movie was going, not even laughing or hardly smiling. Very unimpressive. This film is hardly a comedy; I would call it a tragedy - the chronicle of a man's empty life accentuated by a short stay in Tokyo during which he learns nothing, communicates poorly, and changes not at all. Scarlett's character as well seems not to change, except that she grows fond of Murray's character. Has her life changed? The producer does not allow us to find out. I would say it is not worth the time required to sit through it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the offbeat, interesting and non-mainstream but sorry...this movie is just a bore from beginning to end. There's one central 'joke' which wears thin after 5 minutes (Bill and Scarlett are the recipients of a constant barrage of Japanese which, of course, they don't understand and so simply mimic back as best they can in an effort to communicate...such scenes go on forever and made me yell 'All right...I GOT IT!') There's about 10 minutes of plot (will Bill and Scarlett make a love connection?) 40 minutes of Bill looking bored and/or confused, and an hour of pulsating Japanese night life. What a disappointment, especially after the way this film was hyped. The Coppola name must make critics lose their common sense, reminiscent of 'The Emperor's New Clothes.' This was at best a 30 minute short dragged out into nearly 2 hours. If you've got absolutely nothing better to do and can get this movie free at the library, then go for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After spending a month in different countries, I understand how a person could feel as if life kinda sucked... not knowing the language is bad enough, but there's a reason why somebody coined the term 'culture shock.' What I don't understand is why the main characters didn't try to learn a bit of Japanese to get around or ask questions about the culture. Sure they both probably didn't want to be there, but at least they could have tried to understand what the people around them were saying (and try to understand what's up with the mobile political campaigns... errr, TV viewers... anybody home?) Anyway, I like this flick 'cause it reminded me of being in Europe when I didn't speak any of the languages of the countries I visited. It also made me think a lot about people and what they do to get by in times of a 'crisis.' The minimal dialogue left more to the imagination, and I enjoy a flick that encourages thinking and discussions of one's own interpretation. Hey, I'm writing this review for you to agree or disagree... right?? However, I am recommending this film to anyone who has been away from their country or had feelings of being alienated from all that is right in their world... even from sense of self. This film just isn't about people that fret in another country. It displays how people come to re-evaluate their selfworth and how people manage their lives when thrown into certain situations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film had so much beauty to it, especially with the portrayal of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The flim was alos deep, showing themes on what it's like being lost. The script was incredible, and the movie deserves all the claim its getting
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bill Murray plays Bill Murray, a has-been actor lost in Japanese culture. Cappola's slow moving, rather boring B movie simply puts one to sleep. It's sad that this film was so richly awarded for such mediocrity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie not too long ago, and I was just blown away. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson are absolutely remarkable, and they portray their characters with such in-depth emotion. The supporting cast is top-notch as well, but it's Bill and Scarlett that make this film, and their characters their own.
CooperLS More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining film with Bill Murray at the top of his game and Scarlett Johansson...well..looking like Scarlett Johnansson. Well-directed, beautifully shot, don't miss this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like her earlier film ('The Virgin Suicides') Sofia Coppola has created the mood of the movie through the actors and their surroundings, not through dialog. The love between the two characters is so strong, but is also subtle. Bill Murray is at his best, this was his role of a lifetime, and he proves in this movie what a great actor he really is. I think that people who didn't like this movie, or didn't 'get' this movie were expecting an earlier version of Bill Murray. He is not the loud, sometimes abnoxious, always obviously funny man that his fans are used to. Instead the humor is more simple, and this is a grown-up Bill. Before I watched this film, I could honestly say I really didn't like anything Murray had ever done, because I don't like the crass humor I associated with his comedies. But he has proved to me that is an Oscar-worthy actor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When this movie ended, I had an ache in my gut that wouldn't go away. Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson should all be congratulated for the success of this subtly written and photographed story. How young director Coppola is able to capture the disconnected sensation of the male midlife crisis is beyond me, but she definitely knows Bob Harris' needs and desires. As for Murray and Johansson, their performances are wonderfully human and touching. If I ever met someone like Charlotte (Johansson), I'd fall for her like hail. Too bad there aren't more movies like this that doesn't rely on exploding cars and bathroom humor to be affecting.
kristen-kay More than 1 year ago
Lost in Translation is my all time favorite film. It took me two watches to realize this. The first time, I simply shrugged it off and ignored its beautiful simplicity. The second time, I gained a newfound appreciation for its simple "slice of life" storyline and relate-able characters. Great soundtrack too.