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mpukas
02-01-2012, 02:02 PM
http://www.magpictures.com/jirodreamsofsushi/

(for some reason the vid didn't embed for me)

ThEoRy
02-01-2012, 03:31 PM
I remember seeing this trailer one time before somewhere. Can't wait to check out the film.

Keith Neal
02-01-2012, 04:26 PM
What is Jiro brushing onto the fish?

He was on an Anthony Bourdain episode recently. Fascinating.

bieniek
02-02-2012, 02:06 AM
For the brush mixture I would cook stock, reduce it with mirin and soy sauce.

What hes using must be at least 1000000000 times better.

Justin0505
02-03-2012, 04:18 AM
Bourdain segment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asH4jhr8E20

mpukas
02-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Bourdain segment:

Thanks Justin - hadn't seen that one. I know have a new signature line!

MadMel
02-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Jiro Dreams of Sushi, I dream of Jiro's Sushi.

slowtyper
02-04-2012, 12:27 AM
No toronto showing...guess I just have to wait for online version

Ontravelling
02-04-2012, 01:41 AM
Can't wait for this. Looks like it is shot really well.

bieniek
02-04-2012, 06:41 AM
+1

TamanegiKin
03-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Catching a showing at the Nuart in a few hours.
There's a Q&A with the director afterward, should be fun.

echerub
03-17-2012, 07:57 PM
You gotta tell us about it afterwards :) :)

TamanegiKin
03-17-2012, 08:07 PM
Definitely, I'll report back in a few hours.

JBroida
03-17-2012, 08:15 PM
met the director on friday...missed the premiere, but went to the afterparty... really cool guy. Stoked to see the movie this week or next.

TamanegiKin
03-17-2012, 08:51 PM
Noice, must've been fun. I think It's only showing for a week or so at the Nuart.

cnochef
03-18-2012, 12:35 AM
You gotta tell us about it afterwards :) :)

Len, Dorothy and I saw Jiro Dreams of Sushi today at the TIFF Lightbox. You've got to make it downtown to see this documentary, it's amazing. I especially enjoyed the Tsukiji fish market scenes, Jiro's respect and mastery of sushi, some interesting sushi techniques and great knife skills.

echerub
03-18-2012, 02:26 AM
Gahhhh!! Okay, maybe I can make it downtown to see it tomorrow :D Or at worst, I can catch it after work sometime this week...

Johnny.B.Good
03-18-2012, 04:27 AM
Very cool. Will have to check this out.

Thanks for the link to the Bourdain segment Justin. I watched part of that episode on YouTube before in order to see him visit a knife shop with Morimoto.

Eamon Burke
03-18-2012, 03:14 PM
Man. Why is this only showing in Houston and Austin?? Don't they know that Texas is over a quarter million square miles, and Houston is only 3 hours away from Austin?? We got 8 million peeps up here in DFW...no love!

bieniek
03-18-2012, 03:14 PM
Man, they wont show it in Norway at all.

TamanegiKin
03-18-2012, 06:30 PM
It was a very well done and balanced film.
I found it to be very inspiring, Jiros smile and dedication to his craft are highly infectious.
The chef shares moments of his childhood with brutal honesty and also shares his sense of humor at times.
The scenes showing the trips to tsukiji in the morning were very fun to watch and felt almost like you were there. All I can really say is if you're into this sorta thing and given the opportunity ya gotta watch it. Heck, I wanna catch it again. Also the Q&A with the director was cool, seems like a cool dude and lover of sushi.

JBroida
03-18-2012, 06:38 PM
if you have time this week, let me know. I really want to get out and see it and i'm not sure how excited sara will be to go.

TamanegiKin
03-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Yea for sure, I'm usually out by 3 and I think they're showing it till Thursday.

JBroida
03-18-2012, 06:51 PM
let me figure some schedule stuff out and shoot you an e-mail later

mhlee
03-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Only until Thursday??? I gotta figure out where it's showing next weekend in the LA area.

Chifunda
03-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Gee, I wonder what the odds are that it will play in Ladsen, SC ? :scratchhead::mad3:

steeley
03-19-2012, 01:28 AM
http://www.limepic.com/img/photo08.jpghttp://www.limepic.com/img/photo05.jpgWELL it is playing in San Diego on the 23rd of this month at the kensington movie house.
http://www.limepic.com/img/photo01.jpg

mhlee
03-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Jon:

Do you think that maguro bocho in the second photo is a Jin? The metal ferrule is just like the Jin knives you carry.



http://www.limepic.com/img/photo08.jpghttp://www.limepic.com/img/photo05.jpgWELL it is playing in San Diego on the 23rd of this month at the kensington movie house.
http://www.limepic.com/img/photo01.jpg

mhlee
03-19-2012, 12:23 PM
It opens on the 23rd at the Laemmle Pasadena Playhouse theater. Pasadena is looking like the place to be this weekend.

Mike Davis
03-19-2012, 12:56 PM
This is pretty awesome, i am going to catch this when i get a chance.

shankster
03-22-2012, 10:01 PM
No toronto showing...guess I just have to wait for online version

Just saw this yesterday at the TIFF Lightbox theater in Toronto.I think it's running till the 29th of March.Such a great film.I highly recommend it.

echerub
03-22-2012, 10:19 PM
I went to see it at the Lightbox as well :) Very cool film. It's not so much about the sushi itself - though of course there is some camera-time on the absolutely beautiful works that Jiro and his son serve - but more about the values, way of thinking, and way of seeing the world that they and their circle of chosen suppliers have and practice every day.

slowtyper
03-24-2012, 01:39 PM
Yes I also watched it after finding out about it in an article. Great cinematography. I feel bad for his eldest son.

echerub
03-24-2012, 01:43 PM
It made me think of Prince Charles :D

I think Jiro is doing his eldest son a disservice by staying on as the front-man even now. It would be better for the eventual handoff to his son if he slowly moved the limelight from just himself over to him and his son. Based on what we hear in the film, the eldest son has the goods, but I would think a big concern is the public perception of whether he does. *shrug* That's how I see it anyhow.

mindbender
04-01-2012, 03:59 AM
Just saw it this afternoon. Fantastic documentary and great footage of Jiro + family.

I actually found his praise of JoŽl Robuchon admirable.

Saw some great knives being used in the kitchen. I can't say what they were, but it was a great movie.

Catch it if you can.

VoodooMajik
04-02-2012, 01:48 PM
If anyone finds it online, I'd love a link. Don;t think this will be playing in Jasper at the local theater. ha ha

Imagine being a national treasure.

bieniek
04-02-2012, 02:09 PM
+1

I would love to watch the whole movie.

heirkb
04-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Saw some great knives being used in the kitchen. I can't say what they were, but it was a great movie.


Was it just me or did anyone else notice that their knives were maybe improperly sharpened? I don't know if I should dare to say that, but the tips on all the debas and yanagi-bas in the film were flattened out in the exact way that Jon describes in one of his YouTube videos.

The film itself was great. I would loooove to eat at either of the restaurants that were featured.

echerub
04-02-2012, 05:42 PM
Uh oh. I'm gonna have to check out the trailer again :)

heirkb
04-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Unfortunately, what I'm talking about is not visible in the trailer or the Bourdain clip. The shape of the knives, however, reminded me of exactly what was happening to a forum member's knife here. He posted a thread about it a while back. None of this is to take away from the chefs. I just thought it was interesting that there might be sharpening problems even in the best places.

PhaetonFalling
04-02-2012, 08:09 PM
I actually watched this movie last night, and while it was a very interesting movie, I felt that it could have used some discussion about the sushi itself. Instead, it focused on Jiro's attitude toward his work, and what it takes to become an "expert". (I use the word "expert" here in a very technical sense. See generally, http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u81/Ericsson__Roring__and_Nandagopal__2007_.pdf).

As such, I felt the movie gave me something I didn't expect, and failed to deliver what I expected.

The movie itself was very well shot, and the film language was beautiful. The colorgrading and interviews were superb; however, that being said, I felt that the movie wasn't really worth the money I paid to go see it, the movie was more fit for my TV at home, as a rental, than as a theater purchase, but that's just my personal opinion.

stereo.pete
04-04-2012, 07:12 PM
I actually watched this movie last night, and while it was a very interesting movie, I felt that it could have used some discussion about the sushi itself. Instead, it focused on Jiro's attitude toward his work, and what it takes to become an "expert". (I use the word "expert" here in a very technical sense. See generally, http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u81/Ericsson__Roring__and_Nandagopal__2007_.pdf).

As such, I felt the movie gave me something I didn't expect, and failed to deliver what I expected.

The movie itself was very well shot, and the film language was beautiful. The colorgrading and interviews were superb; however, that being said, I felt that the movie wasn't really worth the money I paid to go see it, the movie was more fit for my TV at home, as a rental, than as a theater purchase, but that's just my personal opinion.

That's exactly how I felt about the recently released el Bulli movie, interesting but definitely worth the wait for it to come out on Netflix.

MadMel
04-05-2012, 05:05 AM
You guys are making me wanna wait for it to go onto DVD...

Talal
04-05-2012, 08:30 AM
my wife and i had the pleasure of viewing this movie, Monday night. We both very much enjoyed it.. Very well filmed and highly educational..

Highly recommended viewing..!!!

heirkb
04-05-2012, 11:37 AM
If you like classical music and don't have great audio equipment at home, then it might be worth going to the theaters. If you have better acoustics at home than at the movie theater, then yea, I'd wait for it to come out on DVD/Netflix. I still liked seeing it on a big screen--nothing like a 15ft piece of nigiri.

Messy Jesse
06-04-2012, 10:42 PM
I waited over a year to see it, finally did a few days ago. I wasn't disappoint! Stunning well shot and so inspirational... he is truly a legend.

mindbender
06-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012

Rent it and enjoy!

Deckhand
06-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012

Rent it and enjoy!
Awesome I will be buying this! Looking forward to it. As a side note, I wonder if that is where Bourdain got the idea for the name in Get Jiro I know he had been there.

bieniek
06-16-2012, 04:52 AM
+1

Thank budda. I definitely will be buying this, even if it have to come from abroad and I have to pay duties over it!

DwarvenChef
06-16-2012, 02:15 PM
One of the collection, will be grabbing this first chance :)

Sushi Ninja
07-13-2012, 09:04 PM
i just watched the video online. very inspirational. although, i gotta say, his apprentice or his son know how to sharpen their yanagiba. looks reformed :knife:

Sushi Ninja
07-13-2012, 10:56 PM
don't* know

Messy Jesse
07-14-2012, 09:46 PM
Where did you find it online?

Sushi Ninja
07-14-2012, 11:43 PM
not sure if im allowed to post the link on here or not. it's a torrent i found on the pirate bay, look it up

Sara@JKI
07-15-2012, 02:57 AM
I brought back this book with me from Japan... Some contents overlap with the movie, and some are uniquely found in this book :)

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/behere/now/review_016_0.jpg

labor of love
07-15-2012, 03:24 AM
not sure if im allowed to post the link on here or not. it's a torrent i found on the pirate bay, look it up

i love the pirate bay!!!

macmiddlebrooks
07-15-2012, 04:13 AM
Just downloaded it, can't wait to see this!

Sushi Ninja
07-15-2012, 05:45 AM
since we're talking about sushi in here..... :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b75cl4-qRE

schanop
07-15-2012, 07:25 AM
hilarious!!

chinacats
07-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Awesome video!

Sushi Ninja
07-15-2012, 02:23 PM
lol, i got trolled after watching that video....im like, "is this video phoreal?". but on the real note, i find this video very inspirational, his nigiri are so precise and even


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZwwKOzpt2I

some old clips some of you might've already watched, but for those of you who haven't


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJP-36Arc44

masamoto tsukiji owner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPOZUaIZeDU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy5hT0nCCQ

i find this video very soothing to watch :happymug:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXpJqD5oJ-w

mindbender
07-15-2012, 03:57 PM
That's exactly how I felt about the recently released el Bulli movie, interesting but definitely worth the wait for it to come out on Netflix.

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but that El Bulli documentary (the one entirely in Spanish) is available on Netflix Streaming.

Great insight for those who are curious about the legacy of the restaurant.

Keith Neal
07-24-2012, 12:58 PM
Jiro Dreams of Sushi shipping today from Netflix

Lawrence
07-24-2012, 01:15 PM
Spent some time (over a year) in Japan, back in the 80's loved it, the food, people and the knives..

Don Nguyen
07-26-2012, 01:46 AM
Just saw it yesterday. Absolutely fantastic.

Love the cinematography and music too.

Zwiefel
09-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Just saw it last night....possibly the most powerful 9 words in the film:

To make good food,
you must eat good food.

Heck of a lot of wisdom in that.

mr drinky
09-05-2012, 11:34 PM
I saw it last weekend (free on Amazon Prime and Netflix too I think). I really enjoyed it and liked the focus on Jiro. It was a beautiful production, but no way would I want to take any of those guys places.

k.

Justin0505
09-11-2012, 04:12 PM
I watched it on Netflix last week. This is certainly one of those films that will stick with me for the rest of my life. Really beautifully done production and story telling, I'm so in awe of Jiro but at the same time would never want his place or that of his sons. This illustrates so perfectly how one can approach perfection, but that it demands a life of single-minded dedication and abstinence from almost everything else... It's both sad and very understandable why this type of greatness is becoming a thing of the past.


Of course, being the geek that I am, I would have loved to seem more explanation of the food, technique and, of course, knives, but I think that the film struck a very good balance.


If you have netflix and haven't already done so, GO WATCH IT NOW!

pumbaa
09-12-2012, 01:38 PM
Anyone read the comic book? We got it at work and it is very funny.

heldentenor
09-12-2012, 05:52 PM
Yes, the comicbook (Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain) is awesome. Read it cover-to-cover in Barnes and Noble last weekend.

bieniek
09-14-2012, 05:13 PM
This illustrates so perfectly how one can approach perfection, but that it demands a life of single-minded dedication and abstinence from almost everything else... It's both sad and very understandable why this type of greatness is becoming a thing of the past.


This is so true. Well written.