Initial D (2005) 720p YIFY Movie

Initial D (2005)

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

IMDB: 6.41 Likes

  • Genre: Action | Comedy
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.32G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 107
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 3

The Synopsis for Initial D (2005) 720p

Two mountain road racers, Nakazato and Takahashi, challenged each other to find the best racers, and defeat them in "battles". Nakazato was surprisingly defeated by an old Toyota Trueno AE86 (Corolla in the US) one night, and he searched for the person who defeated him, which lead him to the Speedstars, a local team. But the car who beat him was actually driven by a local Tofu shop owner's son, Takumi Fujiwara, who had unknowingly perfected the art of mountain racing through daily deliveries of tofu. Takumi was able to defeat Nakazato again, showing that he is no fluke. However, winning hasn't helped him home life, as his father, Bunta Fujiwara, was a drunkard (and a racing genius). His girlfriend Natsuki Mogi wants his attention even though she's got a dark and shameful secret, and his best friend Itsuki (who has no talent in driving) wants Takumi to teach him road racing... after buying the WRONG car. In a mountain road encounter, they ran into Team Emperor's Mitsubishi Evo, and ...

The Director and Players for Initial D (2005) 720p

[Director]Wai-Keung Lau
[Role:]Edison Chen
[Role:]Jay Chou
[Role:]Shawn Yue
[Role:]Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

The Reviews for Initial D (2005) 720p

Makes me ashamed to be ChineseReviewed bylo_francisVote: 1/10

I feel I must apologize on behalf of all Hong Kong folk for this film. It wasn't made for the international audience. In fact, it doesn't even appear to have been made for fans of the manga/anime 'Initial D'. It was almost certainly made exclusively for the Chinese market, because frankly, I don't see how it might have any appeal anywhere else.

There are some good examples of great stories from other countries which when remade under the Hollywood banner, stink. This film would be an example of a great story being remade under a Hong Kong banner. Hongkong-ized, if you will. And it stinks too. The tragedy is that the two directors once upon a time made a fantastic trilogy called Infernal Affairs, which won international acclaim, and is ironically about to be Hollywoodized by Martin Scorcese.

So how is it that two very talented directors who already have a good track record can turn out such a piece of excrement? Well, because it was made for the all-style-no-substance appetite of the Hong Kong movie going public, who basically just want to see an extended music video starring their favorite popstars.

And so on behalf of Hong Kongers everywhere, sorry! We're not all like this.

Fun, unpretentious street racing movie.Reviewed byKarri KoivusaloVote: 8/10

This movie is a live-action adaptation of a manga/anime series of the same name. The story is abridged synthesis of the first two seasons of the anime, with details from the fourth(third?) mixed in. Compared to the original work, much of the characters' personalities, relationships and motives have been altered, some in the ways that are hard to agree with, too. Many of the characters have been dropped or diminished. Judging the movie as independent entity, it's not a great deal, but some of the modifications make the story a bit confusing. Casting itself is rather good. Characters have strong resemblance to their drawn counterparts, apart from the main character and her girlfriend. To even things a bit, their characters are best preserved in the screenplay.

What I like in the movie best is it's honesty. The movie does not try to justify the illegal street racing theme with some far-fetched undercover cop/family honor/extortion -subplot, it's only about young men driving fast on downhill. Though the most spectacular stunts are CGI, the races are pleasant to watch, by no means small reason being the relatively calm pace of editing. Drivers' actions while cornering, the toe-heel braking, down shifting and steering, are usually shown in single shot, instead of several split-second extreme closeups. What I also liked was the fact the races are about who was the best driver, not about who has the most outrageous sticker or flashiest accessories on the car.

The movie has been criticized for lack of plot. I don't think it is so. The plot is subdued, not overly dramatized story of a regular kid who learns about downhill racing scene in his home town. The biggest problem with the script is the inclusion of 2nd and 3rd Stage. The plot makes all too abrupt change of direction halfway through the movie because of this. The movie finale is a synthesis of 1st season and rewritten 2nd season finales, it's awkward and not very successful. I can't help thinking the movie could have been better if the writers had made the scope a little less wide and only included the 1st season.

Even so, the movie is rather enjoyable. You don't need to vegetate through the movie to enjoy it, or have a die-hard passion for the subject.

a total waste of electricity to watchReviewed bycrack_spotVote: 1/10

I don't know about all the other reviewers, but I have been an avid follower of this animation since the beginning. To begin with, I d say that this director n everyone involved in the making of this movie has no idea whatsoever about the legacy of original story. Where shall I begin...... any movie you see with an all-star cast means only one thing; publicity without any depth in the film.

While I applause the director's effort of trying to imitate some of the out of this world angles used in the animation, there is nothing in this film which suggests it has been properly written or related to the original drawings of the manga writer himself.

An all star Hong Kong cast (except Anne Suzuki) + venue in Japan + actors and actresses speaking in 3 different languages (which eventually was dubbed) is weird enough and to spice up the ridiculous plot, the Hongkies made Takumi's father a drunk and a child abuser. Totally revolting and disgrace how they bought the rights and twisted the whole plot into a circus act.

Takumi (played by Jay Chow) plays the easiest act, showing his emotionless corpse now and then in the film. Only positive thing about him is that he bears some resemblance to the Takumi in the Japanese animation. Ryousuke Takahashi played by Edison Chen lacks the vibe and aura which makes him stand out as a great leader as well as driver. All he had with him is a bunch of mechanics, a van and a laptop. Finally, the biggest mistake was the Itsuki Tachibana character, played by Chapman To which is obnoxious and shallow. The problem in this film is that the moron who casted all these people i this film felt it was alright for them to act out what they have been doing in all other movies. So before you watch this movie, close your eyes and imagine all Chapman To's movies and you will know what I am saying. If I hadn't known better, I thought Itsuki Tachibana (Chapman To) was the lead because he was the loudest and the director paid too much time in his character developing which is totally unnecessary.

I felt ashamed knowing I once admired the director and he screwed up such a beautiful and exciting story and the fact that I was a big Initial D fan didn't help. To make matters worse, Itsuki Tachibana was the petrol kiosk owner's son (wtf?!!!!!). I know it is unfair to expect a good storyline in a 2-hour film from a four staged animation / manga which spanned more than 8 years to created, but other films have done it before with great success (i.e ichi the killer, spiderman, lord of the rings).

The only good thing about this film is that the cars are made to resemble the ones in manga and animation, and that s just as much excitement you will get. Car races shows no formula or tactics so there isn't much connection or man-to-car relationship in this one. Just pure luck rather than skill. Kyouichi Sudou (from Emperor team) might look arrogant and over-confident, but his skills are well-timed and counted for and his experiences are matched by only the best drivers. So to see him irrationally trying to overtake 2 cars after being warned that there is an incoming vehicle and then crashing top-sided beggars belief. If you watch the film very carefully, you would realize that all the director is interested in is the fact that takumi won all his races. No time given on how the races build up to the end where usually our hearts would be pounding trying to figure out what Takumi's next super trick would be.

NOTE TO MUSIC PRODUCER: FIND ANOTHER JOB, YOU BOUGHT YOUR DEGREE FROM A COCK-EYED BUTCHER IN KOWLOON. One of the most important elements in Initial D animation is the music. No arguments there. Tracks such as Around the world, Forever Young and No One sleeps in Tokyo still linger in our head long after we watched the animation. Great beats like those kept us glued to the story as well as the action. In this Hong Kong movie, they got a 85-year old man with a chronic herpes beating the drums at the studio while recording. So throughout this film, you will hear a same dull beat. Makes you think that the beats are just placed there as a requirement rather than a catalyst to the car races.

Finally, would I recommend anyone to watch this film? Let s just put it this way: I would rather have a hot iron with the words 'I am Freddy Mercury's Bitch' up my ass than to go through this crap again.

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