7.3/10
62
1 user 1 critic

Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS (2002)

Hi wa mata noboru (original title)
Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Kizuna (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a ... See full summary »

Director: Kichitaro Negishi
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Yumi Asô
The King an I (2018)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson
Stars: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles
Drowning Fish (2001)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When corporate executives are blackmailed into public displays of nudity on the busy streets of Shinjuku, the big guns are called out to locate "Oboreru Sakana". The "big guns" are a misfit... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Kippei Shîna, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yukie Nakama
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi
Rage (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.

Director: Sang-il Lee
Stars: Ken Watanabe, Mirai Moriyama, Aoi Miyazaki
The Unbroken (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu
Stars: Ken Watanabe, Erika Toda, Yasuko Matsuyuki
T.R.Y. (2003)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

At the turn of the 20th Century amongst tension between China and Japan, a Japanese swindler in Shanghai plans to profit by selling weapons. He steals arms from the Japanese military and sells them to the rich Chinese.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori
Stars: Yûji Oda, Hitomi Kuroki, Ken Watanabe
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

To be able to finally realize their childhood dream, 3 young men plan to rob a bank. Nishiyama, the leader, Takamura, a very self contained guy and Fujimoto, an otaku obsessed by an anime ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eri Fukatsu, Masanobu Andô
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

Director: Tonkô Horikawa
Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûki Amami, Tôru Kazama
Unforgiven (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-il Lee
Stars: Ken Watanabe, Shioli Kutsuna, Yûya Yagira
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada
Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ... Kagaya
Ken Watanabe ... Okubo
Naoto Ogata Naoto Ogata ... Eguchi
Kyôko Maya Kyôko Maya ... Keiko Kagaya
Ryôko Shinohara ... Natsuka Kashiwagi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adeyto ... Secretary (as Laura Windrath)
Katsutoshi Atarashi Katsutoshi Atarashi ... Miyashita
Mitsuko Baishô Mitsuko Baishô ... Masae Murakami
Tôru Emori Tôru Emori ... Terayama (President of Sony)
Renji Ishibashi ... Kanezawa (Vice-President of Nippon Victor)
Hôshi Ishida Hôshi Ishida ... Yuji Kagaya (as Hoshi Ishida)
Mitsuru Kato Mitsuru Kato ... Ono (Nippon Victor Co.)
Takashi Kikuchi Takashi Kikuchi
Jun Kunimura ... Koide
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Matsushita (Matsushita Denki Co.)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 June 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
English title:-" Dawn of a New Day-The J.V.C. story"
25 April 2006 | by brettataylorSee all my reviews

A rare treat.Happened upon this film by accident & was thoroughly impressed.A first time directorial effort that hits all the marks. As the English title suggests, its the story of JVC company of Japan. Headed by Toshiyuki Nishida, a formidable actor & stalwart of many Japanese movies & t.v.Also stars Ken Watanabe another Japanese actor well known to western audiences.

Basically its a feel-good movie that will have you cheering & for my liking there are too few of these kinds of films these days. The fact that it is a lesson in recent history as well, makes this true story all the more riveting.

Western audiences can appreciate the story even if they are unaware of its history.The DVD release contains English subtitles making this a worthy foreign movie to have in ones collection. See it & be pleasantly surprised!

Similar feel good Japanese movie:- "Antarctica" remade in 2006 by Disney as "Eight Below"


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed