CDN$ 34.91 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by Planet Video
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

More Buying Choices
  • Add to Cart
    OMydeals
    CDN$ 55.69 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
  • Add to Cart
    M and N Media Canada
    CDN$ 59.48 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

The Sea Is Watching


List Price: CDN$ 41.95
Price: CDN$ 34.91
You Save: CDN$ 7.04 (17%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Planet Video.
4 new from CDN$ 34.91 8 used from CDN$ 8.99

Product Details

  • Actors: Misa Shimizu, Nagiko Tôno, Masatoshi Nagase, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Miho Tsumiki
  • Directors: Kei Kumai
  • Writers: Kei Kumai, Akira Kurosawa, Shûgorô Yamamoto
  • Producers: Hajime Satomi, Haruyuki Machida, Hirotake Yoda, Hisao Kurosawa
  • Format: Anamorphic, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • Studio: Columbia/Tristar Video
  • Release Date: Nov. 18 2003
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000CGNEG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,984 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By cheezyridr on Sept. 15 2009
Format: DVD
one of kurasawa's most emotionally moving films. everyone knows someone who is like the lead character in this movie. i found myself alternately cheering for her, and crying inside for her, as if it were a sister. all of the characters are beautifully portrayed, the costumes are gorgeous, the cinematography is top shelf. the familiar kurasawa camera tricks are all there. there are subtle (and not so subtle) statements to be found inside of his methods. the ending is nicely done, the final scene breath-takingly beautiful. if you like kurasawa, you have to have this film.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: DVD
There is plenty of tantalizing hyperbole plastered on the packaging of this DVD..."Akira Kurosawa's final story!" "Director hand-picked by Kurosawa's son!" But something becomes glaringly apparent 15-20 minutes in: Without the Master himself directing, you do NOT have a product that can be called a "Kurosawa film" (any more than the wretched "A-I" was truly a "Stanley Kubrick Film".) Yes, the story takes place in fuedal Japan, and there is a principal character who is a Samurai. But that fact alone does not a "Kurosawa" film make. There is a poetic sense of humanism that defined all of Kurosawa's films, whether the story was set in the 15th century or in the 20th, and that is sadly missing from "The Sea Is Watching" . Kurosawa would take his time to build a story, sometimes using long takes and protracted periods of silence, but was so "at one" with filmic language that he kept you riveted to story and character without having to glance at your watch. "The Sea Is Watching" has long takes, but here they are static and lifeless, with little attention to lighting or cinematography; you end up with the feel of a TV soap. The first three quarters of the film takes place in two rooms, and by the time the rather pedestrian "big storm" sequence arrives, you don't really care what becomes of the characters because you've been waiting so interminably for SOMETHING to happen. Some lovely imagery toward the end of the film arrives too little, too late to save it. Diehard Kurosawa "completists" may want to screen at least once to satisfy curiosity, anyone else view at your own risk.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: DVD
I am not a vetran to subbed films, I however, found this film particularly refreshing compared to some of the trash they insist to put in american movies. The script (from what i could tell according the the subtitles) was intelligent and meaningful. Along with the two refreshing love stories, i found the scenes of the ocean and fields very picturesque.
The Romance element was sweet. This film very accuratly depicted the risks one takes in the development of a relationship. The story with the young samurai was tragic, and in many ways realistic. For in the end, the castes, and misinterperated intentions, occur in many ways. The case of the misfortunate man, was equally moving and logical. But beyond this, was the devotion the girls in the teahouse had for each other.
I found some of the scenes (like the milky way scene) too unbelieveable,but only suceeeded to make it more charming. So i deducted the star for lagging on abit where it could have cut some useless scenes. (but who am i to critcize, i cant even spell)
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Gary Yuen on Jan. 4 2004
Format: DVD
bad directing, bad cinematography, lighting is so off and artificial in so many places, bad editing, bad cuts, bad translation in many places so unpoetically done. cheesy suggestions of the sea leading towards the end. screenplay had the makings of what Kurosawa said was going to be his best film. if he had done this, it would have been a million times better
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback