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Jiro dreams of sushi

(DVD - 2012 - Japanese)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jiro dreams of sushi
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The 85-year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of a 10-seat sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar. Rating: PG; for mild thematic elements and brief smoking ; OFRB rating: G.
Title: Jiro dreams of sushi
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Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released in 2011
Special features: Deleted scenes; masters; sushi gallery; optional commentary with director David Gelb and editor Brandon Driscoll-Luttinger; theatrical trailer
Summary: The 85-year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of a 10-seat sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.
Rating: PG; for mild thematic elements and brief smoking ; OFRB rating: G.
Audience: Rating PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking OFRB rating G
Branch Call Number: DVD 641.5092 JIRO DRE
Statement of Responsibility: Magnolia Pictures ; City Room Films presents a Weaver/Pellegrini and Preferred Content production in association with Sundial Pictures ; produced by Kevin Iwashina, Tom Pellegrini ; a film by David Gelb ; directed and produced by David Gelb
Credits: Editor, Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer ; cinematographer, David Gelb.
Performers: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono.
Event: Filmed in Tokyo, Japan
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1
Other Language: Japanese dialogue; with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Subject Headings: Ono, Jirō, 1925- Sukiyabashi Jirō (Restaurant) Cooks Japan Biography Sushi Cooking, Japanese DVD-Video discs
Genre/Form: Foreign films-Japan
Motion pictures, Japanese
Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Cooks
Sushi
Cooking, Japanese
DVD-Video discs
Publisher No: 10473
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At 85 world's greatest sushi chef strives to be even better while his son waits in the wings to succeed him. Fascinating movie.

Jan 11, 2014
  • ehm_chen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A beautifully-shot love song to the art of sushi-making. A fascinating documentary about that gives insights about Japanese traditions and ways of thinking. I don't even like eating fish, but I still enjoyed this film thoroughly. Definitely not fast-paced, as someone mentioned earlier, but I was never bored.

Jan 05, 2014
  • sueannrich rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is awesome. I am allergic to fish, so I cannot eat it. However I still loved this movie. You get to know Jiro so well by the time it is over you feel connected. I would love to travel to such places but I wonder what I would eat?

Aug 30, 2013
  • izzarina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this documentary even though I do not love sushi. Simple wisdom about satisfying work and constant learning.

Aug 26, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good look into Jiro's world.

Aug 22, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a 2011 documentary directed by David Gelb.
The film follows Jiro Ono (小野次郎), an 85-year-old sushi master and owner of "Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎)"---a prestigious Michelin three-star restaurant.
He is one of the world's greatest sushi chefs.
But his sushi shop is a ten-seat sushi-only humble-looking restaurant.
He tries to perfect the art of sushi.
If you're a sushi-gourmet, this is a must-see to improve your knowledge about sushi and re-discover the fine art of sushi.
You would have to wait for three months to sit at his sushi bar.
The price starts at 30,000 yen---roughly, 300 Canadian dollars.
No customeres have ever regretted to pay that much after eating the exceptionally delicious ensamble of suchi.

Jul 13, 2013
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This doc made me dream about sushi, too. Some really fascinating bits - especially the fish market.

May 09, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Recipient of many awards Jiro Ono still strive for perfection and believes there is always room for continuous improvement. For "foodies" it's a visual treat. Reservations at his restaurant must be made one month in advance. Delightful and worth the watch.

Apr 21, 2013
  • sman46 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2020139211_pacificptaste20.html

Go to Shiro's Restaurant in Belltown and see Jiro's disciples at work. Shiro worked with Jiro, came to Seattle and recenlty hired Daisuke Nakazawa. Daisuke was Jiro's chief apprentice and is in the film.

Mar 26, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Entertaining documentary of the long life of the owner chef of the 3-star Sushi restaurant according to Michelin. The only gap is the missing women (mothers, wives and workers) of the men in the story. (Also available in Amazon & Netflix streaming)

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Jun 08, 2013
  • Atsuo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

documentary.
the story of a man whose dedication to his calling has made him the most expensive and popular (with those who have money) sushiya in Japan.

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May 29, 2013
  • sky123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jiro: You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success... and is the key to being regarded honorably.

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