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3 Nice Dance DVDs to check out

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I'm not sure if this is quite the right place for this, but...

i've recently watched 2 very nice movies that have ballet as a major story element.

1. HANA AND ALICE (japanese) - coming of age story of 2 high school aged girls (14ish) and the trials and tribulations they face. They are fast friends and both take ballet at the same studio, but as the year progresses, they find themselves on different paths.

2. FLYING BOYS (korean) - high school graduate boy has to take the exam to get into college (in Korea and Japan, the method of getting into college is much more difficult than here). He, and some of his friends, ends up in a ballet class and struggles with the embarassment of that. By the end, of course, he's grown to enjoy it. Along the way, there's this girl....

and then There's the Japanese DVD of SHALL WE DANCE? (the one that the JLo and Gere version is a remake of), which is released on 4/8. There is a US dvd released by Miramax, but true to Miramax form, it is edited down by nearly 20mins. The Japanese DVD is the full version and is absolutely wonderful.

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Thanks, EvilNinjaX, for bringing these to our attention. They look interesting, but probably won't get much of a marketing push in the US.

The Japanese Shall We Dance -- is that the Astaire-Rogers?

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Thanks, EvilNinjaX, for bringing these to our attention.  They look interesting, but probably won't get much of a marketing push in the US.
The Japanese Shall We Dance -- is that the Astaire-Rogers?/

The Japanese Shall We Dance is a treat--it has nothing to do with Astaire-Rogers. I saw it on cable TV.

(I hope I got the quote right this time---if not, I ask your indulgence while I quote the old-fashioned way.)

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Thanks, EvilNinjaX, for bringing these to our attention.  They look interesting, but probably won't get much of a marketing push in the US.

The Japanese Shall We Dance -- is that the Astaire-Rogers?

SHALL WE DANCE? is not the astaire-rogers; in fact, not a musical, but a drama about ballroom dancing and how it gave meaning to a japanese salaryman's life.

here's the amazon link to it :

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...&s=dvd&n=507846

again, this is the miramax'd edit of it, which is painful to watch when you've seen the original.

and here are a couple of links for the other movies:

Hana and Alice:

http://www.dvddebate.com/modules.php?name=...rticle&sid=5010

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews8/hana-and-alice.htm

Flying Boys:

http://www.dvddebate.com/modules.php?name=...rticle&sid=5144

-goro-

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