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Memoirs of a Geisha [WS] [DVD] [2005]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 19)

    Special Features


    • Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary
    • Production audio commentary (costume designer, production designer, editor)

    Synopsis


    Memoirs of a Geisha
    This film, based on the novel by Arthur Golden, unfolds from the perspective of Chiyo (Zhang Ziyi), a girl who, at the age of nine, is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto in the early 1930s. Here, she learns that becoming a geisha can be the single path to wealth and independence for a woman. The head geisha of her house, however, Hatsumomo (Gong Li), is bitterly jealous of Chiyo and abuses her at every opportunity. Eventually Chiyo is taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's rival, Mameha (Michelle Yeoh), by far the most famous and successful geisha in their district. Under Mameha's tutelage, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, the most legendary geisha in the nation, skilled in all areas, from conversation to dance, and sought after by seemingly every man alive...except for the one whom she has secretly longed for since she began her training, The Chairman (Ken Watanabe) -- a man who showed her kindness at a time when her view of the world had turned the most bleak. Now as World War II approaches, Japan stands at the brink of a new era and Sayuri must confront the possibility that history will leave all that she has worked for behind. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Zhang Ziyi
      Zhang Ziyi - Sayuri
    • Ken Watanabe
      Ken Watanabe - The Chairman
    • Michelle Yeoh
      Michelle Yeoh - Mameha
    • Koji Yakusho
      Koji Yakusho - Nobu
    • Youki Kudoh
      Youki Kudoh - Pumpkin



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simply Beautiful

      Posted
      drtb75
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      From the moment this movie opens till the very last frame I defy anyone to take their eyes off the screen even for a moment! Memoirs of a Geisha is truly an extraordinary feast for the eyes. Beautiful luscious scenery, gorgeous women, and an alluring story make for an evening of escapism that has become all to rare these days. I found myself deeply involved with this film. You will swear that you can smell the cherry blossoms right through your TV set. Get it today without hesitation!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Faithful to the Novel

      Posted
      JimG944

      Read the book (twice actually) and was impressed with the rich wonderful descriptions of the environment and characters. An introduction to the pre-WWII Japanese culture. I also have to comment that I thought the movie was faithful to the book. I specially enjoyed Ziyi Zhang's performance as Sayuri.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well worth the cost

      Posted
      JLD0223

      The book that this movie is based on is excellent, and the film does an excellent job of capturing the spirit of the book. If you have any interest in the culture of the geisha, you will really enjoy this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Liked it

      Posted
      bennie44
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      As above interesting insight into Japanese and geisha culture but considered it an average movie and not particularly spellbinding considering all the raves it received.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great visualization of the great book

      Posted
      MovieFan
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      True to the superb book yet through outstanding film making stands on its own. Every scene is impactful to carry the story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      favorite

      Posted
      horrorfan
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      This is one of my favorite movies ever! I love the acting, the story, the cinematography absolutely everything! I can watch it over and over :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!

      Posted
      Arthur41
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      Highly recommend this "chick flick" ! There is pleeenty of action for the guys and the story line is authentic. It is appropriate for most viewers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cool movie...

      Posted
      drx2daz
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      Got this as a gift for my gf. She lost her copy. Cool movie. It shows the true meaning of what a Geisha really is.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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