Hachi - A Dog's Tale details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer|
|Original title||Hachiko - A Dog's Story|
Hachi - A Dog's Tale
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Jul 2010|
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Hachi-A Dogs StoryBy Safehands1 (6 reviews) from Glasgow , 06 Mar 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I seen this released in America in December 2009
And As an Akita Lover I just Adored this film. I would however say it is quite tear jerking and can be quite boring for those who are not familiar with the true story of Hatchiko or are Akita Lovers. I have been to Shubiya in tokyo to see the statue outside the actual entrance to the train station Hatchiko waited and even seen the preserved Hatchiko in the Japan natural History Museum.
Amazing Story telling, tear jerking stuff, brilliantly told and Im led to believe Richard Gere actually gave some of his own money so the movie could be made as he is an Akita Lover himself.
Dog Lovers will love this movie, Akita Lovers will love this movie, People who love tear jerking movies will love this movie, But however those who like to thin k of themselves as emotion less hard men will pretend to hate ie
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A Film about Devotion and Man's Best FriendBy tom245 (27 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013The films has its good parts, and it has it's bad parts. Gere was good and the dog was adorable, but my problem is this is a remake of a 1987 Japanese film. This is a well-known true story in Japan, and America took this wonderful story and made it 100% American. It's America trying to westernise the world which I have a problem with. Except for Gere and Hachi, I found the acting terrible (especially the coffee vender), and the music was really out of place in the first half of the film. Even after this, the film is an absolute tear jerker, and I almost cried at one point, so I would recommended it...
Sentimental Tear JerkerBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 09 Jul 2013Despite all the banality and sentimentality of this squishy tale, I was still leaking buckets at the end. At least there was no pretence at any real cultural veneer, this was just a simple tale of a faithful dog. Anyone with a pet will probably love it.
Mushi HachiBy tisheau (91 reviews) from Craigavon , 23 Jun 2013Far too mushy and sentimental. Poorly written screen play as the original book seems to have been a much better story. Not Richard Gere's best film by ANY stretch though the dog was excellent. Couldn't recommend this to watch even on a wet Sunday afternoon.
How did they manage to stretch this to a film?By gainsb1 (38 reviews) , 10 May 2013A nice story about true events but could have been done in half an hour. How many times do you want to see a dog (and I am a dog lover) go to and from a train station. There is an irrelevant family bit that stretches it out as well. I couldn't imagine why Mr Gere would want to be involved in this until I read a review that says he likes these dogs.... oh dear! I presume this went straight to DVD as we go to the cinema every tuesday (for the last 15 years... yes, really!) and we can't recall ever seeing this one previewed. No wonder.
sweet soft centered treat!By a customer , 01 Apr 2013Very cute, lovely story well told! Richard Gere is good but the dog is the star! For all dog lovers and those with a soft center this movie is a must!