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Hinokio (English Subtitles)

Japanese Movie

(4104yen Tax incl. in Japan)
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Release Date November 26, 2005
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Product Details

Catalog No.DA-787
JAN/ISBN 4988105046405
Product Type DVD
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Running Time 111minutes
Original Release Year 2005
Data Format DVD Video
Encoding MPEG-2
Layers single-sided/dual-layered
Aspect Ratio(s) 16:9 LB Vista
Region 2
Subtitles English Japanese
Audio Track Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround


Fantastic film about a young, shy boy named Satoru who attends school through a remote controlled robot. Entertaining for both children and adults, "Hinokio" presents a realistic yet sci-fi description of the friendships and emotions of childhood with stunning visual effects! Includes English subtitles.
Special Feature / Bonus Track: making-of featurette,trailers, TV spots, and more

Description in Japanese

ヒノキオ / 邦画

遠隔操作ロボットで学校に通う引きこもり少年サトルと少年たちが織りなす、友情と冒険の新感覚感動ファンタジー「ヒノキオ」がDVD化!! 最新のCG/VFX技術で、少年たちと自由に動きまわるリアルなロボットが実現!! 自由自在に操作可能な代理ロボット"ヒノキオ"を操り、学校に行った孤独な少年サトル。ロボットを通し、サトルと少年たちが見つけたものは・・・。最新鋭の技術を駆使したSF作品ながらノスタルジックな想いに浸れる、子供から大人まで楽しめる青春ムービー。 ピクチャーディスク仕様。

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    Customer Reviews

    Hinokio 5

    This is an excellent heart warming movie. Suitable for all ages. It's about a young boy traumatized by certain events, who tries to reconnect with the world through a robot his father has built. Father son relationship is very important in this story. Also the friendship with his classmate Jun. I don' want to say too much about the story. The robot is cgi but the special effects are just adequate to tell the story. This one really gets to me. In a good way of course. Worth the yen.

    A pleasant surprise 4

    This is definitely not a film just for childred. For instance, I myself am 19 years old, and I loved this little film. It's funny, touching and very well made. I was especially impressed by the special effects. Usually I hate cgi, but in Hinokio all the special effects were done so well I couldn't tell whether it really was cgi or not. Also, the casting was great. Too many films have been ruined by irritating child actors, in Hinokio all the young actors were very good.

    Pinokio with a twist 5

    This was a very good movie. It was sad, touching, interesting, and funny all the way through. Although many would call it more of a 'chick-flick', this is one of those movies that right from the beginning you are glued to the screen and you can't wait to see what happens next. The actors are very good and make it more realistic, and make the robot seem like an ordianry everyday person. The plot line isn't too complicated or thick, but simplicity seems to make this story even better.


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