Joanna Lumley's Japan (DVD)
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|Contributor||Ewen Thomson, Joanna Lumley, Neil Ferguson|
|Runtime||2 hours and 15 minutes|
Joanna Lumley travels to the far reaches of Japan, from the icy Siberian seas of the north to the subtropical islands of the south. With her natural curiosity and engaging storytelling, Joanna will take viewers on an adventure exploring some of the most uncharted corners of Japan's 6,800 mystical islands.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 85 Grams
- Item Model Number : DPA0157
- Director : Ewen Thomson, Neil Ferguson
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Release date : 8 January 2020
- Actors : Joanna Lumley
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B07ZWBFHM6
- Country of origin : Australia
- Best Sellers Rank: 7,748 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The choice and mix of people, places, culture, cities and landscape, and off the beaten track locations is useful and thought-provoking.
Among many things of interest, included was her gutsy visit to the radio-active and deserted ghost town Tomioka down the road from Fukushima, with condiments and almost half eaten food on restaurant tables and other evidence of an extremely hurried evacuation..... According to her hand-held radiation counter, she was wandering about locations where the readings were above 250 units, and where anything above 7 is harmful.....
(Of interest to occidental viewers is to see a people/nation which is very old but also ultra-modern, without however the usual accompanying degeneracy or poly-culturalism)
If you are interested in this (still) mysterious land, this well photographed, decently edited and an entertaining vid is nigh compulsive, nay, almost compulsory viewing.
PS. Althought marketed as a 'std' DVD, the transfer is actually HD ie. 1080p (vertical), which on a std 40 inch screen is fairly stunning.
In fact, anyone who is interested in Japan at all would do well to get this DVD. A must for anyone who is unlikely to visit Japan, but is interested in the country!
Why i have taken off a star is because too often i wanted her to spend longer time in a place but, on reflection, The programmes have to cover the whole of the country. The other reason is that her overuse of the word 'Darling' and the time spent on what she looks like on screen.
But I have learnt something from these programmes and since they are very well filmed I will play them to remind myself of those places that have been filmed.
I do not know what facinated me more - the landscapes and cities she visits or her calm and respectful way when she speeks to people and finds out more about their culture, their way of life.
The video is worth watching - if you are a fan of Japan, a fan of Mrs Lumley or just want to be swept away by beautiful pictures and interesting stories!
Thank you Mrs Lumley for taking me on this amazing journey with you!
The sights that she presents us with, as she travels from the far North to the far South of Japan, are breath-taking.
Thank you, Joanna, for a wonderful visual experience, backed by your warm, articulate and friendly comments.