Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 19th, 2016
BluRay released: September 20th, 2016
Approximate running times: 63 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: DTS-HD Stereo Japanese
BluRay Release: Kino Lorber / Redemption Films
Region Coding: Region A
Retail Price: $29.95
Mai-chan’s Daily Life was adapted from manga of the same name that was written by Waita Uziga.
The narrative for this film is minimal and is has just enough exposition is offered up to keep things moving from moment of sadistic depravity to the next. And when it comes to the moments of sadistic depravity this film more than delivers the goods. Also there is most definitely some fetishizing going on here and I am not just talking about the maid’s seductive outfits. Another strength of this film is its visuals which ensure that the carnage that is unleashed onscreen always looks its best. Performance wise don’t expect much, since the cast are nothing more than props. Overall this a strong adaption that fans of the Manga are sure to thoroughly enjoy.
Mai-chan’s Daily Life: The Movie comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. The source used for this transfer is in great shape. Black contrast levels remain strong throughout, especially during the footage shot in black & white. Flesh tones look accurate and colors look vibrant, most notably the moments covered in crimson. Also details look crisp and there no issues with DNR or compression.
This release comes with one audio option, a DTS-HD mix in Japanese and removable English subtitles have been included. There are no issues with distortion, dialog comes through clearly and everything sounds balanced. Also this audio mix does a great job when it comes to the more ambient aspects of the soundtrack.
Extras for this release include, a trailer for the film (3 minutes 41 seconds, in Japanese with English subtitles) and a two part behind the scenes titled Waita’s Daily Life (31 minutes 8 seconds, in Japanese with English subtitles).
Content wise the first of these two parts is also the shorter of the two segments. And in this first segment it is a brief recreation of what occurs in the film with the twist being one of the maids is played by a breaded man. The second segment is a collection of onset footage.
Overall Mai-chan’s Daily Life: The Movie gets a strong release from Redemption films.
Note: Redemption Films are also releasing this film on DVD.