DVD: Jun'ya Satô's YAMATO (OTOKO-TACHI NO YAMATO)

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Universe Laser & Video Co. Ltd. released Jun'ya Satô's Yamato (Otoko-tachi no Yamato) in a 2-disc DVD set (DTS-6758-9; NTSC, region 3, Japanese & Cantonese w/ Chinese & English subtitles) in Hong Kong on September 15th; the set is available for order from Twitch affiliate YesAsia.com (Hong Kong) Ltd.. Toei Company Ltd. (Tôei K.K.) released the movie theatrically in Japan on December 17th of last year; Toei Video Co. Ltd. (Tôei Bideo K.K.) released it on sale DVD (DSTD-02566 & DSTD-02603; NTSC, region 2, Japanese w/o subtitles) there on August 4th.

The screenplay for Yamato was written by (Jun'ya) Satô, based on Jun Henmi's non-fiction books Ketteiban otoko-tachi no Yamato (ue) and Ketteiban otoko-tachi no Yamato (shita). The movie was scored by Joe Hisaishi (Hisaishi Jô); the theme song for it, "Close Your Eyes", is by Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi.

The principal cast of Yamato, as listed on this page of the official website for the movie, is as follows (left to right, rows 1-4; 30 actors): Kazushige Nagashima, Kyôka Suzuki, Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsuya Watari, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Norihito Kaneko, Shinobu Terajima, Hiromi Sakimoto, Dai Watanabe, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Kenta Uchino, Ryô Hashizume (Hashidume Ryô), Eiji Okuda, Ryûzô Hayashi, Hirotarô Honda, Hisashi Igawa, Atsuko Takahata, Kayoko Shiraishi, Ryû Morimiya, Yû Aoi, Noboru Takachi, Jundai Yamada, Jun'ichi Haruta, Kaitarô Nozaki (a.k.a. Umitarô Nozaki), Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kimiko Yo, Hiroshi Katsuno, and Kenji Takaoka.

For more info on Yamato, see Twitch's nineteenth, eighteenth, seventeenth, sixteenth, fifteenth, fourteenth, thirteenth, twelfth, eleventh, tenth, ninth, eighth, seventh, sixth, fifth (includes a link to the 'Yamato cam'), fourth, third, second, and first articles on it.

YesAsia.com: Yamato HK 2-disc DVD set
Yamato 480p ED trailer (downloadable 29.5 MB QuickTime Movie)
Yamato 1080p HD trailer (downloadable 139 MB QuickTime Movie)
Yamato promo video (streaming Windows Media)

Yamato theatrical trailer (streaming Windows Media)
Yamato teaser trailer (streaming Windows Media)
Yamato pre-production teaser (streaming Windows Media)
Yamato special 'making of' video (downloadable 44 MB VLS Movie)

Yamato official website

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