Lily Chou-Chou No Subete (2001)

(aka "Riri Shushu no subete", "All About Lily Chou-Chou")

directed by Shunji Iwai

Japan 2001

"What a trip!  Style is typical Iwai, but the story is nothing like his previous works.  Some scenes are quite hard to watch, something I didn't expect.  Very dark and sad film start to finish.  Extremely powerful and highly stylized images and the music is just amazing.  What impressed me the most is how the film appears to be cut with almost mathematical efficiency, which is quite impressive for a film that runs almost two and a half hour.  There's no filler anywhere, every shot has meaning is important to the story.  Scenes begin and end abruptly, not wasting time on form.


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DVD REVIEW: Norman's Nose (LE) 2 Disc Set -  Region 2 - NTSC

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NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Released by Norman's Nose
Region 2, Japan
NTSC, color

Release Date: 2002/06/28

Bit-rate: 7.17 bps

Oar 1.85:1, 16:9 Enhanced


Average Bit Rate: 7.17 Mbps

Japanese Dd 5.1 (448 Kbps)

Japanese Dd 2.0 (448 Kbps)

Film + Extras Optional Japanese Subtitles, No English



- 2 Discs, All Extras On Second Disc

- Making-Of Documentary (85 Minutes, Film- And Video-Sourced)

- Cast & Staff Info (Text Only)

- 1 Trailer, 3 Tv-Spots

- 3 Lily Chou-Chou Pv's (Music Videos)  

NOTE: Both single disc and double disc are available now !


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This DVD looks stellar as expected from a Norman's Nose release. It plays perfectly in weave mode on the htpc so the DVD was either shot on 24fps video or transferred from the (very clean!) film print instead of the original dv, I’m not sure. Picture is very sharp and crisp and detailed, with bold colors and perfect 0 ire black level and amazing shadow detail. Zero edge enhancement. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds excellent with clear dialogue, and no distortion or clipping anywhere. Only problem is a/v sync during a 15-minute period later in the film, very obvious during some of the scenes where live music is performed.       Jeroen


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