Welcome to another random edition of Wannabe Distributor!
Today’s pick of film is the Taiwan/China co-production of LOVE (愛LOVE).
You know, Japan is YouTubizing itself. I didn’t know Asmik Ace had a YouTube channel.
ANYWAY, browsing their uploaded videos I found the trailer for Fukushima Hula Girls (がんばっぺ フラガール!), which has narration by Yu-chan… because, you know, she was a Hula Girl. xD
Is that Yu-chan’s voice in the trailer? Coz… she sounds, so different. If I didn’t know she was doing the narration, I wouldn’t know it’s her voice. This is a new voice… different from the one she uses in CMs, her screaming (Shiro, Raiou) voice, and different from her talking voice. Yu-chan is developing her narration voice.
If there’s a DVD with English subtitles, I will get it to support Hula Girls and Fukushima… coz, was this done to support them? Are we donating money with this? I just realized I have no idea. O_O
I really don’t know how I missed this trailer.
I mean, it’s got Yu-chan’s line in ENGLISH… broken English, but HER LINE IN ENGLISH. And it’s nearly a year-old video post, and I never knew. And NOBODY told me. T_T That’s the most depressing part.
I had talked with people who had seen Vampire already, and they’ve told me that Yu-chan’s part is small… but memorable (but maybe they’re a little bit biased). In any case, I’m not guiding myself by the reviews that came from Sundance because most of them… they were expecting some other movie about vampires.
I’m posting this today, because Vampire just got a Japanese release date — September 15th this year —
but i can’t find an upload for that version on YouTube, so here’s a link to Wildgrounds.
I decided to create another feature in here~ The Wannabe Distributor feature!!! Combining my love for film and design, I’m gonna pick films as if I could afford the rights to distribute them, and imagining I really am going to be showing these films at a theater near me, I’m going to pick suitable titles and “create” a campaign to promote it. LOL
My first pick! China’s little movie that could, Love Is Not Blind (失恋33天).
Actually, I’m really surprised at the way the trailer for this has been cut… like, not a hint of being a Japanese trailer. Is it because it’s a Warner co-production or something?
The teaser is better than I was actually expecting it to be…
Also surprise at the amount of comments in Spanish for the video… goes to show you that films like that shouldn’t just be released in North America. By the way people are talking among themselves, they sound a lot like a Peruvian crowd — and if they’re not Peruvian, it’s very likely they are all Latin American.