“Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” is a tale about trying to find purpose. Kumiko is a 30 year old office girl that has yet to do anything with her life. She steals random trinkets and keeps dreaming a grand adventure to take her away from Japan. That’s when she finds a VHS copy of Fargo that pushes her to the West. This past year has been amazing for films about female discovery. Kumiko discovers just the opposite.

Rinko Kikuchi and the Zellner Brothers have created something amazing on the indie scene. As Kumiko hits the snow of North Dakota like a modern crimson samurai, she is a work of sad beauty. A local cop tries to help her, but Kumiko belongs to the wild hunt for treasure. Sinking deeper and deeper into her hunt, Kumiko starts to realize that nothing is going to give her a proper sense of identity. It’s sad, but stunning.

The Blu-Ray comes with deleted/alternate scenes and a commentary as the special features. The A/V Quality is stunning for an indie feature. The 1080p transfer really pops. If that wasn’t enough, the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track creates a stunning landscape. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

Release Date: 6/30/15

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