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CODA Special Edition (DVD)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

CODA Special Edition (DVD)

Ref: FSV7155


Price: 34.99

Released 25th May 2018. NTSC 102 minutes. Documentary with bonus feature of trailers and interviews. No subtitles, Japanese language only. Audio: DTS Headphone X, Dolby Digital 2.0ch, Dolby Digital 5.1ch

Documentary on Ryuichi Sakamoto, directed by Stephen Nomura Schible. In 2014 Ryuichi Sakamoto was diagnosed with throat cancer. His reaction was to make more music. Not long after his treatment, Sakamoto started making the album async, released in 2017. The composition process of async provides the theme of this documentary. His enthusiasm for experimentation using for example natural sounds is illuminating. He explains he draws inspiration from Andrei Tarkovski's use of sounds and music in the film Solaris. The documentary begins in 2012, a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Sakamoto is a long time critic of Japan's nuclear policy, as his concern for the environment. Archive footage includes Sakamoto with Yellow Magic Orchestra and conducting the score to his Oscar winning soundtrack, The Last Emperor.

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CODA Special Edition (Blu-ray)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

CODA Special Edition (Blu-ray)

Ref: FSV7156


Price: 43.99

Released 25th May 2018. Blu-ray, 102 minutes. Documentary with bonus feature of trailers and interviews. No subtitles, Japanese language only. Audio: DTS Headphone X, Dolby Digital 2.0ch, Dolby Digital 5.1ch

Documentary on Ryuichi Sakamoto, directed by Stephen Nomura Schible. In 2014 Ryuichi Sakamoto was diagnosed with throat cancer. His reaction was to make more music. Not long after his treatment, Sakamoto started making the album async, released in 2017. The composition process of async provides the theme of this documentary. His enthusiasm for experimentation using for example natural sounds is illuminating. He explains he draws inspiration from Andrei Tarkovski's use of sounds and music in the film Solaris. The documentary begins in 2012, a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Sakamoto is a long time critic of Japan's nuclear policy, as his concern for the environment. Archive footage includes Sakamoto with Yellow Magic Orchestra and conducting the score to his Oscar winning soundtrack, The Last Emperor.

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CODA Collector's Edition with Performance in New York: async (Blu-ray, 2 Discs) (Limited Edition)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

CODA Collector's Edition with Performance in New York: async (Blu-ray, 2 Discs) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSV7157


Price: 84.99

Released 25th May 2018. Blu-ray, 102 minutes. Documentary with bonus feature of trailers and interviews. No subtitles, Japanese language only. Audio: DTS Headphone X, Dolby Digital 2.0ch, Dolby Digital 5.1ch Plus Blu-ray (65 minutes) of performance of async in New York in April 2017 by Ryuichi Sakamoto, including trailer, interviews, making of and unreleased scenes from the documentary CODA.

Documentary on Ryuichi Sakamoto, directed by Stephen Nomura Schible. In 2014 Ryuichi Sakamoto was diagnosed with throat cancer. His reaction was to make more music. Not long after his treatment, Sakamoto started making the album async, released in 2017. The composition process of async provides the theme of this documentary. His enthusiasm for experimentation using for example natural sounds is illuminating. He explains he draws inspiration from Andrei Tarkovski's use of sounds and music in the film Solaris. The documentary begins in 2012, a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Sakamoto is a long time critic of Japan's nuclear policy, as his concern for the environment. Archive footage includes Sakamoto with Yellow Magic Orchestra and conducting the score to his Oscar winning soundtrack, The Last Emperor.

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Cinema Kabuki - Kabuki NEXT - Aterui (2 DVDs)

KANKURO NAKAMURA, SHICHINOSUKE NAKAMURA, SOMEGORO ICHIKAWA AND OTHERS

Cinema Kabuki - Kabuki NEXT - Aterui (2 DVDs)

Ref: FSV7164


Price: 54.99

Kabuki Next is a relatively new genre of kabuki. The first kabuki Next drama is Aterui, written by Nakajima Kazuki for Ichikawa Somegoro. It was staged for the first time in 2002. This is the cinema version which went on release in Japan originally in June 2016. The cast includes headliners Nakamura Kankuro and Nakamura Shichinosuke with NTSC, Region Code 2. 185 minutes. Kazuki Nakajima, Somegoro Ichikawa, Tsurumatsu Nakamura, Kamezo Kataoka. The film is directed by Inoue Hidenori who together with Nakajima Kazuki is of the theatre group Gekidan Shinkansen, which they started in 1985. The Nakamura family has always had an interested in developing kabuki. They blend old and new creating something very exciting to watch.

The story of Aterui is set in ancient Japan. The Yamato Kingdom is aiming to unite all of Japan, and has succeeded in subjugating the Kumaso of southern Japan., and turn their attention to the north and the Emishi people. Two men find themselves facing each in battle. Tamuramaro and Aterui. Aterui is Emishi but to protect woman he defeats the Emishi god Arahabaki, who casts a spell on Aterui. The two men are in equals in strength and part with the premonition they will meet again.

Disc 1

Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0ch. Japanese, no subtitles. 72 minutes. 16:9LB Cinema Scope Size

Disc 2

Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0ch. Japanese, no subtitles. 113 minutes. 16:9LB Cinema Scope Size

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Cinema Kabuki - Kabuki NEXT - Aterui Special Edition (2 DVDs + Bonus Disc)

KANKURO NAKAMURA, SHICHINOSUKE NAKAMURA, SOMEGORO ICHIKAWA AND OTHERS

Cinema Kabuki - Kabuki NEXT - Aterui Special Edition (2 DVDs + Bonus Disc)

Ref: FSV7165


Price: 69.99

Kabuki Next is a relatively new genre of kabuki. The first kabuki Next drama is Aterui, written by Nakajima Kazuki for Ichikawa Somegoro. It was staged for the first time in 2002. This is the cinema version which went on release in Japan originally in June 2016. It was shot at Shinbashi Enbujo in July 2015. The cast includes headliners Nakamura Kankuro and Nakamura Shichinosuke with NTSC, Region Code 2. 185 minutes. Kazuki Nakajima, Somegoro Ichikawa, Tsurumatsu Nakamura, Kamezo Kataoka. The film is directed by Inoue Hidenori who together with Nakajima Kazuki is of the theatre group Gekidan Shinkansen, which they started in 1985. The Nakamura family has always had an interested in developing kabuki. They blend old and new creating something very exciting to watch.

The story of Aterui is set in ancient Japan. The Yamato Kingdom is aiming to unite all of Japan, and has succeeded in subjugating the Kumaso of southern Japan., and turn their attention to the north and the Emishi people. Two men find themselves facing each in battle. Tamuramaro and Aterui. Aterui is Emishi but to protect woman he defeats the Emishi god Arahabaki, who casts a spell on Aterui. The two men are in equals in strength and part with the premonition they will meet again.

Disc 1

Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0ch. Japanese, no subtitles. 72 minutes. 16:9LB Cinema Scope Size

Disc 2

Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0ch. Japanese, no subtitles. 113 minutes. 16:9LB Cinema Scope Size

Bonus disc

Includes making of (scenery, landscapes). Curtain call Shimbashi and Osaka Shochikuza Theatre, Unpublished scenes, first day and other footage. Special sleeve case.

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Cinema Kabuki - Kabuki NEXT - Aterui Special Edition (Blu-ray + Bonus Disc)

KANKURO NAKAMURA, SHICHINOSUKE NAKAMURA, SOMEGORO ICHIKAWA AND OTHERS

Cinema Kabuki - Kabuki NEXT - Aterui Special Edition (Blu-ray + Bonus Disc)

Ref: FSD7166


Price: 74.99

Kabuki Next is a relatively new genre of kabuki. The first kabuki Next drama is Aterui, written by Nakajima Kazuki for Ichikawa Somegoro. It was staged for the first time in 2002. This is the cinema version which went on release in Japan originally in June 2016. It was shot at Shinbashi Enbujo in July 2015. The cast includes headliners Nakamura Kankuro and Nakamura Shichinosuke with NTSC, Region Code 2. 185 minutes. Kazuki Nakajima, Somegoro Ichikawa, Tsurumatsu Nakamura, Kamezo Kataoka. The film is directed by Inoue Hidenori who together with Nakajima Kazuki is of the theatre group Gekidan Shinkansen, which they started in 1985. The Nakamura family has always had an interested in developing kabuki. They blend old and new creating something very exciting to watch.

The story of Aterui is set in ancient Japan. The Yamato Kingdom is aiming to unite all of Japan, and has succeeded in subjugating the Kumaso of southern Japan., and turn their attention to the north and the Emishi people. Two men find themselves facing each in battle. Tamuramaro and Aterui. Aterui is Emishi but to protect woman he defeats the Emishi god Arahabaki, who casts a spell on Aterui. The two men are in equals in strength and part with the premonition they will meet again.

Blu-ray disc -185 minutes, BD50G / 16 : 9 Cinema Scope Sizee (1080p/Hi-Def) DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1ch Japanese, DTS (HD) original HD Master Audio 2.0ch.

Bonus disc- 16:9 LB

Includes making of (scenery, landscapes). Curtain call Shimbashi and Osaka Shochikuza Theatre, Unpublished scenes, first day and other footage. Special sleeve case.

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The Shakuhachi for Beginners - narrated in six languages

TAKAFUMI KODO

The Shakuhachi for Beginners - narrated in six languages

Ref: FSV7172


Price: 49.99

DVD (NTSC) Region Code All. For beginners of the shakuhachi (Kinko school) and for those who can play a bit but want to explore deeper. The DVD has commentary in Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

The DVD includes the following:

Breathing method, how to read kinko school shakuhachi sheet music, basic technique.

Scale of minyo and traditional traditional music compared to European music system.

Recorded exercises 1. Hanagasa Ondo 2. Minuet 3. Sakura Sakura 4. Honshirabe

Written and performed by Takafumi Kudo who studied shakuhachi under Kuniyoshi Sugawara.

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Space Ballet Symphony Dr. Coppelius (Blu-ray)

ISAO TOMITA

Space Ballet Symphony Dr. Coppelius (Blu-ray)

Ref: FSV7128


Price: 49.99

Released March 21st 2018. Blu-ray version of the concert of the Space Ballet Symphony Dr. Coppelius held on November 11th and 12th at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo. The concert was later aired on NHK BS channel and this Blu ray features this broadcast. The audio uses a remastered sound source. The Blu-ray comes with a feature called Next, for the future (30 mins) and a 'making of' report 15 minutes.

Isao Tomita passed away on May 5th 2016, aged 84. At the time of his death, Tomita was working on a musical, Doctor Coppelius, dedicated to his friend Hideo Itokawa. The performance was scheduled to be on what would have been his 85th birthday on November 11th and 12th at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo. Before his death, Tomita had said that he wished Doctor Coppelius would be finished after his death, so in line with his wishes, as well as his family, the concert went ahead titled 'The Memorial Concert for Isao Tomita- Isao Tomita x Hatsune Miku 'Dr. Coppelius'. Hideo Itokawa was a pioneer of Japan's aerospace industry. Dr. Coppelius is about a young scientist who dreams of flying into space, and a mysterious girl from another world. It is called a 'Space Ballet' in which the characters transcend space and time. Although most of the music had been completed at the time of Tomita's death, it still needed arranging. This was done by Hikaru Kotobuki. Ballet dancer Mugen Kazama performs with the virtual character, Hatsune Miku.

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North Korean Concert DVDs

VARIOUS ARTISTS

North Korean Concert DVDs

Ref: FSV4171


Price: 39.99

Click image above for list of North Korean Concert DVDs available to order. All titles cost £39.99

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The titles are as follows

KIM IL SUNG PRIZE WINNER GRAND MASS GYMNASTIC AND ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE 'ARIRANG'

PERFORMANCE OF THE CHONGBONG BAND OF THE WANGJAESAN ART TROUPE IN CELEBRATION OF THE DAY OF THE SHINING STAR, (FEB. 2016) PAL, 55 mins

PERFORMANCE STAGED BY NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PAL, 71 mins

FOLK DANCE SUITE 'SONG OF SEASONS PAL, 69 mins

KOREAN DANCE, 1, 2 PAL, 82 mins

PRESENTATION OF NEW WORKS BY MORANBONG BAND PAL, 48 mins

MORANBONG BAND'S PERFORMANCE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE FIFTH CONFERENCE OF THE KPA TRAINING OFFICERS (APR.2015) PAL, 77 mins

SONG OF MEMORIES PAL 133 mins

MORANBONG BAND'S PERFORMANCE IN HONOUR OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE 9th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ARTISTES PAL, 71 mins

10,000 STRONG GRAND PERFORMANCE 'THE GREAT PARTY AND BRIGHT KOREA' IN CELEBRATION OF THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF KOREA PAL, 219 mins

JOINT PERFORMANCE OF THE STATE MERITED CHORUS AND THE MORANBONG BAND IN CELEBRATION OF THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF KOREA PAL, 96 mins

THE MORANBONG BAND'S PERFORMANCE IN HONOUR OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE 1st CONFERENCE OF THE KPA PILOTS PAL, 94 mins

JOINT PERFORMANCE 'LONG LIVE THE WORKERS' PARTY OF KOREA' OF THE MORANBONG BAND AND THE STATE MERITED CHORUS ON THE 68th ANNIVERSARY OF WPK (2013) PAL, 66 mins

CONCERT OF THE CHONGBONG BAND OF THE WANGJAESAN ART TROUPE TO GREET THE NEW YEAR (2016) PAL, 69 mins



Korean Film Art (in English)

Korean Film Art (in English)

Ref: FSV7144


Price: 39.99

DVD of various little known North Korean films. Produced for the foreign market. In Korean and English. PAL, 40 mins.



Haruomi Hosono A Night in Chinatown (DVD)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Haruomi Hosono A Night in Chinatown (DVD)

Ref: FSV7033


Price: 59.99

Filmed at the Haroumi Hosono A Night in Chinatown event on 7th and 8th May 2016 in Chinatown, Yokohama, where forty years earlier to the day im 1976 Hosono had also performed. Band members are Ren Takada, Wataru Iga, Daichii Ito, Miharu Koshi, Keito Saito, Gen Hoshino and Tatsuo Hayashi. Also included is footage from Tokyo, Aoyama Cay on July 7th 2016, for the Daisyworld event, Haruomi Hosono Tanabata Live, with four more tracks. Liner notes by Yoshiro Nagata, formerly the manager of Sugar Babe of Tin Pan Alley. Four fold digipack. NTSC, Region Code 2. Total 124 minutes.

A Night in Chinatown

1. Peking Duck 2. Hong Kong Blues 3. Nettai Yo (Tropical Night) 4. Paraiso 5. Heigh-Ho 6. Angel On My Shoulder 7. Good Morning, Mr.Echo 8. I'm A Fool To Care 9. Pistol Packin' Mama 10. Tutti Frutti 11. Firecracker 12. Sake Rock 13. Sex Machine 14. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens 15. Down The Road A Piece 16. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar 17. Cow Cow Boogie 18. The House Of Blue Lights 19. Sports Men 20. Body Snatchers 21. Pom Pom Joki

Tanabata Live

1. Hit The Road To Dreamland 2. Ramona 3. The Song Is Ended 4. Kanashimi no Lucky Star

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Haruomi Hosono A Night in Chinatown (Blu-ray)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Haruomi Hosono A Night in Chinatown (Blu-ray)

Ref: FSV7034


Price: 64.99

Filmed at the Haroumi Hosono A Night in Chinatown event on 7th and 8th May 2016 in Chinatown, Yokohama, where forty years earlier to the day im 1976 Hosono had also performed. Band members are Ren Takada, Wataru Iga, Daichii Ito, Miharu Koshi, Keito Saito, Gen Hoshino and Tatsuo Hayashi. Also included is footage from Tokyo, Aoyama Cay on July 7th 2016, for the Daisyworld event, Haruomi Hosono Tanabata Live, with four more tracks. Liner notes by Yoshiro Nagata, formerly the manager of Sugar Babe of Tin Pan Alley. Four fold digipack. NTSC, Region Code 2. Total 124 minutes.

A Night in Chinatown

1. Peking Duck 2. Hong Kong Blues 3. Nettai Yo (Tropical Night) 4. Paraiso 5. Heigh-Ho 6. Angel On My Shoulder 7. Good Morning, Mr.Echo 8. I'm A Fool To Care 9. Pistol Packin' Mama 10. Tutti Frutti 11. Firecracker 12. Sake Rock 13. Sex Machine 14. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens 15. Down The Road A Piece 16. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar 17. Cow Cow Boogie 18. The House Of Blue Lights 19. Sports Men 20. Body Snatchers 21. Pom Pom Joki

Tanabata Live

1. Hit The Road To Dreamland 2. Ramona 3. The Song Is Ended 4. Kanashimi no Lucky Star

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Metalive (Blu-ray + CD)

METAFIVE

Metalive (Blu-ray + CD)

Ref: FSV7005


Price: 49.99

Metafive (Yukihiro Takahashi, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) Yoshinori Sunahara, Tomohiko Gondo and Leo Imai) perform live on January 21st 2016 at Ex Theatre in Roppongi, Tokyo. The Blu-ray is of this live performance plus the promotional video to 'Love U Tokio' and studio live versions of Don't Move and Maisie's Avenue. The CD is the audio of the concert.

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