Rising Sun (Blu-ray)

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A Los Angeles special liaison officer (Wesley Snipes) is called in to investigate the murder of a call-girl in the boardroom of a Japanese corporation. Accompanied by a detective with unusual knowledge of the Japanese culture (Sean Connery), the two men must unravel the mystery behind the murder by entering an underground "shadow world" of futuristic technology, ancient ways and confusing loyalties.System Requirements:Running Time: 129Format: BLU-RAY DISC

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203366240
UPC 024543401179
UPC 14 00024543401179
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/17/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Connery,Sean
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Cast & Crew
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa - Actor
Harvey Keitel - Actor
Michael Chapman - Cinematographer
Michael Crichton - Based On Novel By
Peter Kaufman - Producer
Philip Kaufman - Director
Philip Kaufman, et. al. - Screenplay
Sean Connery - Actor
Stephen A. Rotter - Editor
Toru Takemitsu - Original Music By
Wesley Snipes - Actor
William S. Scharf - Editor
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Connery, who reportedly was Crichton's "model" for John Connor during the original writing, seems born to play the role. He slips into it with ease and, as always, is a joy to watch. Wesley Snipes is a little erratic , unexpectedly having a few instances where his performance doesn't ring true. Harvey Keitel, underused as the bigoted cop who opens the investigation, seethes with spoken, and unspoken, hatred for everything Japanese...Rising Sun is yet another book-to-movie conversion that loses something in the translation. Despite the always-welcome presence of Sean Connery, the film fails to satisfy completely. There are a few too many plot holes and logical errors. Rising Sun may be solidly-paced, but not all aspects of the production are as successful.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Rising Sun, a novel by Michael Crichton about the cutthroat competitive tactics of a giant Japanese conglomerate, was accused of Japan-bashing. Few such complaints are likely to be lodged against the movie, which uses the world of business as a backdrop for a much more conventional Hollywood plot, in which Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan meet "Basic Instinct"..."Rising Sun" is, of course, a slick, goodlooking movie. Kaufman is one of the best American directors ("The Right Stuff," "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"), and he has a sure visual sense.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Connery,Sean
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Desson Thomson, Washington Post ...gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.
Hal Hinson, Washington post Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
Steven Farber, MovieLine ...sleek, smartly plotted entertainment, thoroughly engrossing.

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