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Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (original title)
A sci-fi club concocts a plan to repair a remote by using a time machine that suddenly appears.

Director:

Katsuyuki Motohiro

Writer:

Makoto Ueda
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Eita ... Takuma Komoto
Yoshiaki Yoza Yoshiaki Yoza ... Masaru Niimi
Daijiro Kawaoka Daijiro Kawaoka ... Shunsuke Koizumi
Munenori Nagano Munenori Nagano ... Atsushi Soga
Juri Ueno ... Haruka Shibata
Yôko Maki ... Yui Ito
Tsuyoshi Muro ... Daigo Ishimatsu
Riki Honda Riki Honda ... Akira Tamura
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu
Ichirô Mikami Ichirô Mikami ... The Theatre Maneger (as Ichiro Mikami)
Kaoru Kusumi Kaoru Kusumi ... The Public Bath Clerk
Kuranosuke Sasaki ... Professor Kohtaro Hozumi
Taiyô Kawashita Taiyô Kawashita ... The Janitor
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Storyline

5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, or take bath at the public bath. One day, they accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of the air-conditioner. In the sweating bath-like clubroom, suddenly a time machine appears. Eventually, they decide to go back to "yesterday" to bring the remote-controller. The mission ought to be quite easy, however, gradually they come to be worried. "What if we change the past? Aren't we going to disappear like in movies?" Written by Ayumi Sasaki

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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The end credits run with a collage of photographs taken by Tamura and the two girls in the background. See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Watching paint dry might prove more entertaining...
2 May 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this 2005 movie titled "Summer Time Machine Blues" (aka "Samâ taimu mashin burûsu") by sheer random luck. And with my fascination and interest in Asian cinema, of course I picked it up and gave it a chance.

Wow. Just wow! Talking about being a swing and a miss of a movie.

This movie was a complete mess and a wholehearted waste of time and effort. I have rarely seen a storyline like this, where writer Makoto Ueda and director Katsuyuki Motohiro stumble about tripping over themselves in order to make the movie interesting. It just was a scrambled pile of a mess of a storyline.

And it didn't help much to sell the movie that the characters were rather boring, mundane and pointless. It felt like the actors and actresses themselves weren't really fully investing themselves into the roles.

I managed to suffer through about many an hour of this movie, then I gave up, never to return to finish watching the rest of it.

My rating of "Summer Time Machine Blues" is a mere two out of ten stars. The thing lifting it up to two is the production value, and the insane amount of nods to nerds, geeks and pop culture that is to be seen in the scenes throughout the movie.


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 September 2005 (Japan) See more »

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