Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Keita Abe, Miki Sasaki, Nibu-Hisa Ikeda
Genres: Drama, Documentary
This modern day road trip movie chronicles the psychedelic adventures of four punked up Manga inspired Japanese surfers as they travel up the magical east coast of Australia in a classic 1961 EK Holden. Destined to become... more »
Michael Kerjman | 01/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rather propaganda than musical or tourist guide, this movie portraits Australia through Japanese youngsters eyes-funny, sexy and careless, catching a wave for surfing and laying chicks the most problems are.
It is a really relaxing and surprisingly easy-to-consume Australian production.
Awwww! What's This Purple Sh...!
James N Simpson | Gold Coast, QLD Australia | 07/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun Japanese roadtrip mocumentary filmed like a surf video (ie mostly music no talking) following three young Japanese (two guys and a girl) as they travel around and surf Australia. One guy is more serious than the other, the girl annoys them both and she is really into collecting souvenirs at every destination. The humour is from the Japanese being amazed by the eccentricness of Australia with looks of puzzled faces when they come upon giant things such as The Big Pineapple, Big Bannana, Big Prawn etc. Experiencing Australian food with one of the most hilarious scenes ever on film as the Japanese guy bites into a hamburger a look of utter disgust on his face he pulls out the slice of beetroot and says (One of the few lines in the film) Awwww! What's This Purple Sh#*! Funniest thing because the disgust of finding betroot in hamburgers is a common occurrence with tourists over here.
A good film, the few lines are in Japanese with English subtitles but the Australian scenery is worth the price alone. Granted they don't strictly follow reality in their driving ending up in places not in order and the film implies some towns or attrations are ten minutes down the road that in reality would take days to travel between. Bondi Tsunami is a fun watch. Anyone homesick for, or anyone wishing to visit Australia, this DVD is a must see!