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Yup, I'll be importing this awfully soonMy new MSN DVD column went up late yesterday afternoon, featuring “Tokyo Sonata”, which was one of the best movies I saw last year, and “Tetro” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”, which were, um, not.

If you haven’t seen “Tokyo Sonata”, you absolutely should. It’s an exquisite film, and all the more impressive coming from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the director of the J-horror touchstones “Cure” and “Pulse”.

And somehow, of the three movies, it’s the only one not getting a North American Blu-ray release — guess I’ll be picking up the UK edition, released on the Masters of Cinema label.

Sometimes, being a video snob can be a little expensive …