Alone Across the Pacific: The Masters of Cinema Series
Running Time: 97
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date: 23/02/2009
Content Type: Movie
A powerful hymn to the human spirit, Alone Across the Pacific - by renowned Japanese director Kon Ichikawa (An Actor's Revenge, The Burmese Harp, Tokyo Olympiad) - tells the extraordinary real-life story of one man's obsessive quest to break free from the strictures of society.
In 1962, Kenichi Horie (Yujiro Ishihara) embarks on a heroic attempt to sail single-handed across the Pacific Ocean. Leaving Osaka in an ill-prepared vessel - The Mermaid - the young adventurer must overcome the most savage of seas, the psychological torment of cabin fever, and his mental and physical breaking point, if he is ever to reach the fabled destination of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
• New high definition digital transfer, anamorphically encoded, original 2.35:1 aspect ratio
• New and improved optional English subtitles
• Original Japanese trailer and two teasers newly subtitled
• A lavish 24-page booklet featuring a colour reproduction of the original Japanese poster, archival publicity stills, and an essay by Brent Kliewer (professor at the College of Santa Fe)
Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Dolby Digital Mono Japanese
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The Masters of Cinema Series