Blu-ray, DVD Release: Like Someone In Love

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95
Studio: Criterion

Like Someone in Love movie scene

Rin Takanashi shines in Like Someone in Love.

Iran’s Abbas Kiarostami (Certified Copy) has spent his movie career exploring the tiny spaces that separate illusion from reality and the simulated from the authentic.

At first glance, his sly 2012 drama Like Someone in Love, which finds the filmmaker in Tokyo, may appear to be among Kiarostami’s most straightforward films. Yet with this simple story of the growing bond between a young part-time call girl (Rin Takanashi) and a grandfatherly client (Tadashi Okuno), Kiarostami has constructed an enigmatic but crystalline investigation of affection and desire as complex as his masterful Close-up and Certified Copy in its engagement with the workings of the mercurial human heart.

Like Someone in Love was released to theaters around the world in 2012 and 2013 following its premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles, the Criterion edition of the film, available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo and a stand-alone DVD, includes the following features:

• New 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director Abbas Kiarostami, with 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Forty-five-minute documentary on the making of the film
• Trailer
• New English subtitle translation
• One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
• A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar and critic Nico Baumbach


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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.