New Release: The Clone Returns Home DVD

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Troubling memories live on in the sci-fi drama The Clone Returns Home.

Animeigo and Entertainment One released the Japanese science-fiction drama movie The Clone Returns Home on DVD on July 26, 2011.

In the film, an astronaut (Mitsuhiro Oikawa) dies on a mission, but never fear — he’s got a clone, which has been imprinted with his memories. Unfortunately, the clone malfunctions and fixates on a tragic memory from the dead astronaut’s youth. The clone runs away to find answers and solace from his troubling memories, much to the dismay of his wife (Eri Ishida) and the clone manufacturing company.

The winner of the 2006 Sundance NHK International Filmmaker’s Award, The Clone Returns Home was directed by Kanji Nakajima and produced by Wim Wenders, who was nominated for an Oscar for the documentary Buena Vista Social Club.

This film has picked up a quite a following over the years, and I’m psyched to check it out this summer. Sounds a little like the more recent Moon by Duncan Jones.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles and containing a making-of featurette as a supplement, the DVD carries a list price of $24.98.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.