Written by: Michael Den Boer on May 13th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Japan, 2004
Cast: Miyavi, Hamasama Akane, Ryôta Matsushima, Kubata Shouta, Hassei Takano
DVD Released: April 27th, 2010
Approximate Running Time: 66 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Japanese
DVD Release: Eastern Star / Discotek
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $24.95
Synopsis: After being mobbed by a group of overzealous fans, Miyavi gets back into a van which is taking him back to home town for the first time since he became a pop star. Along the way he falls asleep and when he wakes up. He finds himself in a familiar, yet strange place. He quickly realizes that he has traveled back in time twenty years.
Cast in the film leads role is a Japanese musician named Miyavi. The character he plays in the film is also named Miyavi and the events which unfold in the film are loosely based on his life. The plot is a simple story about a young man who on the surface appears to have everything his hearts desires. The bulk of the film centers around the Miyavi character helping those who he befriends discover who they are and what they want to be. By the film’s conclusion rolls around Miyavi who began the film unsure of who he had become. He finally becomes content with who he is. At the core of this film is a story about second chances and the themes dealt with in this film like insecurity and loss of innocence, are universal themes which translate well in any language.
Eastern Star presents Oresama in a anamorphic widescreen. The transfer looks clean, details look crisp and colors and flesh tones look accurate throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in Japanese and removable English subtitles have been included. The audio is clear and balanced throughout. This is pretty much a dialog driven film with the music in the film being the only part of the mix that ever comes close to sounding robust.
Extras for this release include brief text bio’s Miyavi, Hassei Takano, Akane Hamasaski, Erika Ohkushi, Ryôta Matsushima and Shota Kubata. The main extra included with this release is a behind the scenes featurette for the film (18 minutes 41 seconds – 4:3 full frame, in Japanese with English subtitles). This is essentially your standard behind the scenes segment. Overall Oresama gets a strong DVD release from Eastern Star.