Someone won a new DVD, [Memories Of Matsuko], from the director of [Shimotsuma Story].
Winner: Eric E.
[Kiraware Matsuko No Issho], translated as [Memories Of Matsuko], is a wonderful film from 2006 by Tetsuya Nakajima, the director of [Shimotsuma Story], aka [Kamikaze Girls].
It's visually stunning, and focused on the trials and travails of a young woman (played by Miki Nakatani), searching for love and a perfect life. The real joy is in the humor and fantasy sequences that punctuate the tragedy - look for music cameos by Bonnie Pink, Kaela Kimura, and more. Overall, it's a highly entertaining package.
You'll be winning a brand new, shrinkwrapped, Japanese version of this DVD, purchased by me especially for this contest. It does not have English subtitles as an option. This DVD is Japanese Region 2, so it won't play on a normal DVD player in the US. There are ways around this, but I can't help you with that process.
The movie is 130 minutes long. It's letterboxed to 16:9. It has Dolby Digital, DTS, and a commentary track (in Japanese). It's published by Amuse, ASBY-3597, on 5.27.2006. Original retail price was 3990 yen.
Don't you want to win this fabulous movie? All you have to do to enter is to e-mail me, and use Matsuko Contest as the subject. That's it. Your email address is your entry. You can enter until 4.30.2007, and the winner will be contacted at that time. Only residents of the United States can win, since I'm not shipping abroad this time - sorry about that.
I expect some entries, so don't delay. If people respond, I'll consider more contests soon.
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