Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter [Blu-ray] [2014]

  • SKU: 8103016
  • Release Date: 06/30/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 25)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director David Zellner, Writer/Producer Nathan Zellner & Producer Chris Ohlson
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes

Synopsis


Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
A lonely Japanese office worker leaves her life in Tokyo and travels to the United States after being convinced that the buried treasure depicted in a fictional film is not only real, but located deep beneath the North Dakota tundra. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Rinko Kikuchi
    Rinko Kikuchi - Kumiko
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    Nobuyuki Katsube
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    David Zellner
  • Nathan Zellner
    Nathan Zellner
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    Shirley Venard



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

92%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't have an ending.

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    GMonk67
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    Very good acting, but the lack of a real story makes that merely a divertisement, and the lack of an ending to the story leaves one disappointed. The problem is, it's not "a true story," as advertised. If you search online for the story behind it, you'll find that it's really an urban legend that the filmmakers decided to run with. If they had pursued the real story behind that legend, they might have done well. Instead, it comes off as a post-adolescent attempt at being clever, displaying a lack of understanding or appreciation for the depth of the human person. I was sorry to have spent the time and money on this movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique Journey with a Haunting Lead

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    WillC6886
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    "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a slow burning film about the power of obsession and isolation. Rinko Kikuchi gives a devastating performance as the titular treasure hunter, a woman isolated from and broken by society's demanding expectations of her and her need to find the loot from "Fargo". Her journey from the sterile metropolis of Japan to the frozen tundras of Minnesota is heartfelt filmmaking at its finest. The Blu-ray's picture and audio quality is great and bonus features range from deleted scenes to an immensely informative audio commentary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not For Everyone

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    LouRay
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    Independent movies come and go. This film, however, stays with you for as long as you wish it be. Case in point, it certainly is not for everyone. Some will find it a constant drag. Others will see it as a masterpiece. It's one of those movies where you have to be at a certain mindset; to accept what is visually and soundly aesthetic. Then, perhaps, a connection between one and the titled character have in common is expressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quiet, moving art piece

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    joel
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    Based on some of the reviews i've read about this movie before purchase, I was expecting a bit more that what i came away with after watching it. The emotional punch is present throughout, but I suppose I was hoping for a more satisfying conclusion to the journey. Rinko Kikuchi does not disappoint as the protagonist, and the other actors were okay. Overall, it was quite the gut-wrenching journey and worth a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality for a DVD movie.

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    LizardLady
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    Even though the video starts out in a foreign language with subtitles, it switches over to English about halfway through and is very easy to follow up to the switch. You will have many mixed feelings throughout the movie which I feel makes it one of the most thought-provoking movies I've ever seen. So is the ending happy or sad? It's up to the viewer! I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    emotionally captivating

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    kenobi6146
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    highly emotional film had me feeling so much for this girl. believing that the treasure from the movie Fargo is real Kumiko goes on a misguided search that had me close to tears with all she went through, her personal torment and her hopes of finding that better life was truly an emotional experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and surprising film.

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    ohitikta
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    Outstanding movie. I'll admit, I'm a bit biased as I love everything I've seen Rinko Kikuchi in (yes, even including Pacific Rim). Wonderfully told and beautifully shot, I think this is a great movie for those who are still fans of true storytelling and enjoy themselves getting lost in the characters journey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting story based on urban myth

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    glm216
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    An interesting premise for a movie. The cinematography and score is excellent. The story is fairly simple and there is not much to the plot, but watching the character go through the situation is what I found intriguing. It's not for everyone, but I would recommend at least a rental.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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