Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes

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Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes
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Directed byKenji Kodama
Produced byMichihiko Suwa
Screenplay byKazunari Kouchi
Based onCase Closed
by Gosho Aoyama
StarringMinami Takayama
Wakana Yamazaki
Akira Kamiya
Kaneto Shiozawa
Megumi Hayashibara
Music byKatsuo Ōno
CinematographyTakashi Nomura
Edited byTerumitsu Okada
Production
company
Distributed byToho
Release date
April 22, 2000
Running time
95 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥ 2.5 billion [1]
(US$ 25,31 million)

Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes, known as Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes (名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者, Meitantei Conan: Hitomi no Naka no Ansatsusha, Detective Conan: The Assassin in Her Eyes) in Japan, is a Japanese anime feature film based on the Detective Conan series. It was released on December 29, 2009 in the United States.[2] This movie achieved a box office income of 2.5 billion Japanese yen.[3]

Plot[edit]

Rachel has a flashback of Jimmy taking her to the fountain at Tropical Land, the local amusement park. Conan (using Jimmy's voice) calls Rachel in a phone booth and she asks if they could go back to Tropical Land. The Junior Detective League passes by causing Conan to quickly hang up.

The kids have come up with a new riddle but Conan solves it easily. George tries to cross a busy street, but policeman Osamu Narasawa stops him and advises the kids to wait for the next green light. When they finish crossing, Conan turns to see a mysterious man with an umbrella shoot Osamu. The man runs, and Conan attempts to give chase but is unable to. When Conan asks Osamu if he knew who shot him, the man grabs for his notebook and succumbs to his injuries.

The Junior Detective League is taken to a police conference because they were witnesses to the crime. However, the conference goes nowhere as Amy, Mitch, and George disagree on how the culprit looked. Conan states that the culprit's raincoat and umbrella were both a shade of gray, remembering that the umbrella was in their right hand, proving that the culprit was left-handed, as the gun was shot with the left.

Later, a woman in a garage finds Detective Sheffield shot to death, who was holding his police notebook in his right hand. The following morning, Richard asks Meguire for more details, but Meguire hangs up, saying that he is busy. Meguire is shown talking to Santos, saying that the information only the two of them know must remain a secret.

Santos's sister later has a party to bless her marriage. When Richard sees Meguire again, he tries to get info, but the Meguire remains silent. Conan realizes that Meguire may know something that is kept confidential. Richard and Conan later try to blackmail Wilder using the info that Wilder likes Simone. Wilder tells Richard and Conan that the second victim held his notebook during his dying moments, something not mentioned to the media. Santos appears and tells Richard that all the info he will be getting, and that he "need not to know." Conan thinks of the words and fears the killer may be associated to the police force, or the entire force itself.

Serena and Rachel are shown asking Eva how Richard proposed to her, while Simone goes to the bathroom. Rachel runs into her as she leaves. The culprit then sets off a bomb, cutting off power to the floor. Rachel picks up a flashlight from under the sink, which the killer uses to shoot. Simone, however, shields Rachel and is shot multiple times. Light from the flashlight shines on the culprit's face (the traditional humanoid silhouette). Simone is shown unconscious, and Rachel faints when she sees her bloody hands, blaming herself for what has happened. At the hospital, Meguire states Simone has a 50-50 chance of living. Surgeon-turned-psychiatrist Christian Clemendale diagnoses Rachel with amnesia, explaining that she lost memories of everybody she knew, including the memories of the current day.

Meguire decides to reveal the info about the case to Richard. A gifted surgeon named Thomas Jinno got drunk and committed suicide by slitting his neck. Inspector Tomlinson led the investigation with his subordinates Osamu, Sheffield, and Simone. During the case, Tomlinson suffered a heart attack, insists that no one worry, and to continue the stakeout. Simone is forced to send Tomlinson to the hopsital, where he dies from his condition. The remaining two see the targets, noticing that one of them is Chief Toshiro Odarigi’s son, Tobias. The case was, however, abruptly concluded as suicide. Megure concludes his description of the case by informing that Simone and the others have recently been investigating the case on their free time.

Someone has been stalking Rachel in the hospital’s courtyard and inside her hospital room, leading Conan to inform Richard that she may have seen the culprit, which makes her a possible target. Rachel is later discharged from the hospital.

The next day, the Junior Detective League stays with Rachel, acting as bodyguards. Vi remarks that it may be better if Rachel's memory wouldn't return and that she wished she lost hers too. It can be noted that she reveals feelings for Conan, only to put it off as a joke. While at her house, Rachel states she is nostalgic when she sees Jimmy's picture. The Junior Detective League, not knowing Conan is Jimmy, criticizes Jimmy for being insensitive for not returning to visit Rachel. Conan is visibly upset and angry about the situation. That same night, Rachel asks Conan about Jimmy.

The following day, Rachel, Eva, and Conan are waiting at the subway station to go shopping when suddenly, the culprit pushes Rachel off onto the rails, only for Conan to save her life.

Conan is shown deeply investigating the people related to Jinno, which leads him to finally realize who the culprit is. A major breakthrough, however, is that Jinno cut the doctor who was operating on a patient who suffered from a heart attack. This apparently caused the patient’s death. The police chief is seen stalking Conan.

Rachel, at the hospital, sees Tropical Land on television, prompting the others to take her there hoping it helps with her memory. Wilder later goes to the bathroom, and a mascot character of Tropical Land approaches Rachel. The Junior Detective League chases the mascot and takes them down. Richard removes the mascot head revealing Micheal Tomlinson, son of the late Inspector Tomlinson. He also finds the knife in his chest pocket. Micheal claims innocence, but Wilder arrests him. The kids celebrate their victory, but Vi doubts that this is the end. Tobais, one of the suspects in the case, is watching quietly with a smirk on his face. Richard tells Rachel that he's going to the police station for questioning and also tells her to stay at the Tropical Land until she regains her memory.

At the police station, Micheal is questioned. He reveals that he wasn't approaching Rachel but instead he wanted to talk to Richard for his help; his knife was for protection from the killer. The men are stunned at Micheal's confessions, and realize Rachel is in grave danger.

Back at Tropical Land, the real killer attacks Rachel, but Dr. Agasa protects her and is shot himself. Conan rushes to her aid and quickly takes her deep into Tropical Land, boarding a speedboat with the culprit tailing right behind them in his own. When the culprit corners them at a volcano, Conan lays down his theories. The killer is the surgeon who's hand was cut by Jinno, psychiatrist Christian Clemendale. He murdered Jinno as revenge for having injured his hands, ruining his promising career. After Christian resigned, he became a psychiatrist, was consulted by one of the officers under the late Tomlinson, and found out that Jinno's case was reopened. Christian would go on and murder all the connections to the case. Rachel became a target because she saw his face when he attacked Simone.

Conan and Rachel escape via a tunnel from Christian temporarily. Christian catches up with them, and Conan concludes his presentation, explaining how Christian shot Simone through an umbrella prepared with a hole in it, thus leaving no gun residue on his clothes when he stuck his arm through the hole and fired his weapon. As evidence, the victims were referring to the heart, which is a pun on Christian’s past professio as a heart surgeon. Christian approaches with a gun, and Rachel asks Conan why is he protecting her, to which Conan replies that he loves her. They evade Christian again, and Conan takes Rachel to the fountain, the same place where Jimmy took Rachel a long time ago. Christian finds them and starts shooting at Conan. As the fountain turns on, Rachel breaks free of her amnesia, able to remember Simone protecting her previously. She has flashbacks of multiple scenes, including one where she witnesses Christian’s face. The fountain turns off, giving Conan the chance to kick a Coco-Cola can at Christian, knocking him out. He wakes up while Conan does not notice, and right when he is about to stab Conan, Ran breaks the blade with her kick, shocking Christian. She then recalls all the events and proceeds to brutally knock out Christian, finally defeating him. Everyone then appears and Christian is taken into custody. News later comes that Simone survived the surgery, and will be making a full recovery.

Rachel tells Conan the line her dad told her mom was that he loved her more than anything else in the world, leaving Conan saying that he can't believe he used the same pick-up line as that stupid old man, referring to Richard.


Music[edit]

The film's theme song is "Anata ga Iru kara" by Miho Komatsu (arranged by Daisuke Ikeda).

Home media[edit]

VHS[edit]

The VHS of the movie was released April 21, 2001.[4] It was discontinued soon after 2006 as it was switched to DVD.

Region 2 DVD[edit]

The DVD of the film was released on January 24, 2001.[5] A new DVD was released on February 25, 2011, significantly lowering the original price and added the trailer as a special feature.[6]

Region 1 DVD[edit]

FUNimation Entertainment released the English dub of Case Closed - Movie: Captured in Her Eyes on Region 1 DVD on December 29th, 2009.

Blu-ray[edit]

The Blu-ray version of the film was released on May 27, 2011.[7] The Blu-ray contains the same content of the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film and the BD-live function.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Highest grossing movies of 2000" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on December 15, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Case Closed Movie 4: Captured In Her Eyes DVD (Hyb)". Rightstuf.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "Highest grossing movies of 2000" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on December 15, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2008.
  4. ^ "Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes VHS". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes DVD". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes DVD (New)". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on September 17, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.

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