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Alone Across the Pacific: The Masters of Cinema Series

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 97
Retail Price: £19.99
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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.

Special Features:
• 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)

Video Tracks:
Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Mono Japanese

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Directed By:
Kon Ichikawa

Written By:

Yûjirô Ishihara
Masayuki Mori
Kinuyo Tanaka
Ruriko Asaoka
Hajime Hana

Soundtrack By:
Yasushi Akutagawa
Tôru Takemitsu

Director of Photography:
Yoshihiro Yamazaki

Masanori Tsujii

Akira Nakai

Eureka Video
The Masters of Cinema Series

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