Hula Girls

Hula Girls

Director: Lee Sang-Il, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Yu Aoi

Cast: Lee Sang-Il, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Yu Aoi

     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2007
UPC:
0896911001072
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Viz Media
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:00:00

Special Features

Disc One: ; Director & cast profile; VIZ pictures presents; ; Disc Two: ; The making of Hula Girls; How to be a Hula Girl; Hula Girls: The Real Story; An interview with Jake Shimabukuro; Original Japanese trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yasuko Matsuyuki Mrs. Hirayama
Etsushi Toyokawa Yojiro
Yu Aoi Kimiko,Actor
Shizuyo Yamazaki Sayuri
Ittoku Kishibe Yoshimoto
Sumiko Fuji Chiyo
Shoko Ikezu Actor
Eri Tokunaga Actor
Hiroki Miyake Actor
Susumu Terajima Actor
Masaru Shiga Actor
Katsumi Takahashi Actor

Technical Credits
Lee Sang-Il Director,Screenwriter
Daisuke Habara Screenwriter
Kaleinani Hayakawa Cinematographer
Yoshiaki Hosono Executive Producer
Tsuyoshi Imai Editor
Hitomi Ishihara Producer
Hiroshi Kawai Executive Producer
Matsuda Kenichiro Production Manager
Lee Bong Ou Executive Producer
Jake Shimabukuro Score Composer
Mitsugu Shiratori Sound/Sound Designer
Taiichi Sugiyama Asst. Director
Yohei Taneda Production Designer
Hideo Yamamoto Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hula Girls
1. Seeking Hawaiian Dancer [7:42]
2. A Charismatic Dancer From Tokyo [8:02]
3. Armature's Ability [3:30]
4. Madoka Hirayama's Dance [5:59]
5. It's My Life [8:02]
6. Teaching Requirements [6:40]
7. To You Sweetheart, Aloha [7:17]
8. Reality Can Be Harsh [7:18]
9. See You Again [7:32]
10. Smile [5:11]
11. Campaign Tour [10:21]
12. Let Me Dance [6:24]
13. Resolution of Ms. Hirayama [5:53]
14. Let us Borrow Your Heater [8:35]
15. Please Don't Leave [5:23]
16. First Day of Opening [4:46]
17. Let's Go, Hula Girls! [8:31]
18. Ending Credit [3:35]

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