Hula girls

Language and/or Subtitles: Japanese
Format: DVD 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film JAPANESE DVD Hula
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film
Call Number  JAPANESE DVD Hula
Carnegie Library of Homestead AV DVD Hula
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD Hula
As the Korean War draws to a close and the pressing demand for copious amounts of coal takes a sudden plunge, the remote Japanese mining town of Joban attempts to compensate for the devastating economic blow by transforming itself into a lavish Hawaiian retreat in an affectionate comedy inspired by real events and directed by Lee Sang-il. The year s 1965 and the changes that have swept through the outside world are finally reaching Joban. As the mineworkers are laid off and the women of the town take it upon themselves to gently nudge their once-prosperous community from the brink of economic collapse, the ancient Hawaiian art of the hula dance seems to offer the ideal means of doing so. Though highly fashionable Tokyo urbanite Madoka Hirayama (Yasuko Matsuyuki) at first seems terribly out of place when she arrives in Joban to teach local ladies how to saw their hips with authentic grace, her noble efforts soon instill her students with a newfound sense of confidence in both themselves, and their struggling community. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Feature films.
Comedy films.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :Viz Pictures,2006
Edition Uncut special ed., widescreen version.
Contributors Hitomi, Ishihara.
Lee, Bong-ou, 1960-
Kawai, Hiroshi.
Yoshiaki, Hosono.
Sang-Il, Lee.
Daisuke, Habara.
Yasuko, Matsuyuki.
Etsuchi, Toyokawa.
Yu, Áoi.
Shizyuo, Yamazaki.
Shoko, Ikezu.
Eri, Tokunaga.
Hiroki, Miyake.
Terajima, Susumu.
Masaru, Shiga.
Katsumi, Takahashi.
Ittoku, Kishibe.
Sumiko, Fuji.
Cine Qua Non (Firm)
Happinet (Firm)
S.D.P. (Firm)
Participants/Performers Matsuyuki Yasuko, Toyokawa Etsuchi, Áoi Yu, Yamazaki Shizyuo, Ikezu Shoko, Tokunaga Eri, Miyake Hiroki, Terajima Susumu, Shiga Masaru, Takahashi Katsumi, Kishibe Ittoku, Fuji Sumiko.
Other Contributors Choreographer, Kaleinani Hayakawa ; production manager, Matsuda Kenichro ; sound, Shiratori Mitsugu ; lighting, Ono Akira ; production designer, Taneda Yohei ; director of photography, Yamamoto Hideo ; assistant director Sugiyama Taiichi ; line producer, Inori Akira ; editor, Imai Tsuyoshi ; music, Jake Shimabukuro.
Language Japanese
Japanese language, with optional English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Special features: Director & cast profile; Viz Pictures presents; The making of Hula girls; how to be a hula girl; Hula girls, the real story; an interview with Jake Shimabukuro; original Japanese trailers.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1934244074
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