Shall We Dance

Beto

Active Member
#61
Keith & Rita said:
We, unfortunately, went to the see the movie for it's opening release at our local cinema last year. We had high expectations and were truly disappointed. :cry: :cry: That's just our opinion and everybody should judge it on their own.
I've heard that the Japanese original is much better. Have you seen it?
 
#62
The American verison is cute. Enjoyable for the sake of being a easy to watch comedy/drama. (dramady?)

The Japanese version is outstanding. You have to be willing to read subtitles (unless you speak Japanese) and it helps to understand a little about Japanese culture (the difference in an American man being embarassed to dance vs why a Japanese men is). I watched it before and after my trip to Japan and it was different the second time around, but both times equally incredible.
 

Beto

Active Member
#63
leftfeetnyc said:
The American verison is cute. Enjoyable for the sake of being a easy to watch comedy/drama. (dramady?)

The Japanese version is outstanding. You have to be willing to read subtitles (unless you speak Japanese) and it helps to understand a little about Japanese culture (the difference in an American man being embarassed to dance vs why a Japanese men is). I watched it before and after my trip to Japan and it was different the second time around, but both times equally incredible.
Confirms what I've heard. That's why I'm wary of US remakes of foreign films (I still haven't seen The Grudge and The Ring for this reason). I have no problem whatsoever with reading subtitles and I've actually experienced a pretty good dose of Japanese culture in my life so I'll probably be able to pick up on things in the film. Thanks for the analysis :)
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#64
leftfeetnyc said:
The American verison is cute. Enjoyable for the sake of being a easy to watch comedy/drama. (dramady?)

The Japanese version is outstanding. You have to be willing to read subtitles (unless you speak Japanese) and it helps to understand a little about Japanese culture (the difference in an American man being embarassed to dance vs why a Japanese men is). I watched it before and after my trip to Japan and it was different the second time around, but both times equally incredible.
In total agreement. I think...
 

HF

New Member
#65
Just saw the american remake on DVD. To me it looked remarkable - especially how much you can learn in a few months with a good coach!

In the bonus material there were even more dance scenes and a version with the director's comments. I watched it all together with my girl friend and we were really touched b/c it basically tells our story ... sort of.

Heading now for the japanese original.
 

Katarzyna

Well-Known Member
#66
HF said:
Just saw the american remake on DVD. To me it looked remarkable - especially how much you can learn in a few months with a good coach!

In the bonus material there were even more dance scenes and a version with the director's comments. I watched it all together with my girl friend and we were really touched b/c it basically tells our story ... sort of.

Heading now for the japanese original.
japanese original is reallly good comparing to the US film.. Enjoy it!
 

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