- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 13.5 x 1.5 x 17.2 cm; 74 Grams
- Item Model Number : MSE1098006
- Director : Sofia Coppola
- Media Format : Blu-ray
- Run time : 97 minutes
- Actors : Giovanni Ribisi, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuko Shibata
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : English (DTS-HD 5.1)
- Studio : Momentum
- Producers : Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz
- ASIN : B005HI4LPU
- Number of discs : 1
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Winner of an Academy Award in 2003 for best original screenplay and three Golden Globe awards including best actor for Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola's poignant drama about Americans abroad stars Bill Murray as Bob Harris, a movie actor well past his prime who is in Tokyo to shoot a whiskey commercial.Jet-lagged and disillusioned, Bob spends most of his free time in the hotel bar, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson).She is married to John (Giovanni Ribisi), a successful photographer in Tokyo on an assignment, who pays her scant attention, leaving her to her own devices most of the time.Both bored and lonely, Bob and Charlotte become friends, and form a strong and meaningful bond as they explore Tokyo together.The two share a dissatisfaction with their lives: Charlotte is intelligent enough to understand that her marriage is going nowhere, and Bob's relationship with his wife has become more like a business partnership (his wife communicates with him by Fed-Exing upholstery samples for his new study to the hotel) than a marriage.As their friendship develops, the fun and warmth they are getting from it serves to highlight the lack of affection in their marriages, and they both start to gain an insight into what really matters in their lives.
Technical Specs: * Languages(s): English
* Interactive Menu
* Scene Access
Extras included: * Behind the Scenes
* Bonus Footage
* Bonus Tracks: Kevin Shields 'City Girl' Music Video
* Interviews: Bill Murray (Actor), Sofia Coppola (Director)
* 'Matthew's Best Hit TV- Extended Scenes'
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Sometimes an individual has to go overseas in order to assess and take stock of their lives.A middle aged American actor, Bob Harris travels to Tokyo, Japan to film a whisky commercial and a young college graduate, Charlotte accompanies her photographer husband on his work assignment to Tokyo, Japan. Their paths cross, their lives interconnect and they develop a close friendship through which they see life with a renewed vision of hope embracing what lies ahead in the future.
Sofia Coppols has directed a timeless, cinema classic and masterpiece with Lost in Translation for which she won the 2004, Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. Bill Murray is excellent in one of the best roles of his career as Bob Harris winning BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. He is brilliantly supported by Scarlett Johansson as Charlotte for which she earned a BAFTA award.
One of the best films to emerge post millennium, Lost in Translation is original, enchanting and unforgettable. It is also one of the best films to show the magic and cultural paradox that is Tokyo, Japan.
At the same time, Charlotte (played by Johansson), another guest at the same hotel, seems to be realising she married the wrong guy, who's out all day every day photographing Japanese boy bands leaving her alone to turn things over and over in her mind. Eventually Bill and Charlotte notice each other. 'Alone' in the sky high hotel in a totally alien environment, they drift together.
While it is one of my favourite films, I'm afraid I found the upgrade to Blu Ray a little disappointing. The movie transfer is very grainy. Not that I mind grain on film usually, as long as it doesn't distract. And it does here.
It is still the best it has looked on a home format and it is might be limited by the quality of the source elements but I would like to think it could be improved. Maybe if criterion gets it or if it gets a 4k release.