Includes audio commentary by director Sue Brooks and writer Alison Tilson, five deleted scenes with optional commentary, talent biographies, a still gallery, and the trailer. There are also up-front ads.
Sandy Edwards (Colette) is a geologist and software designer who is asked by her business partner (Dyktynski) to help snag a new client. Reluctant, Sandy meets Hiromitsu (Tsunashima), a reserved Japanese businessman and agrees to take him on a tour of the Australian Outback. The unlikely pair form a friendship, but their lives are soon tragically changed in Japanese Story. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and detailed images with well balanced contrast and shadow delineation. There are, however, a few scenes that appear somewhat blurry or smeared, but other scenes in which textures are very nicely rendered. Colors are richly saturated, showcasing the bold red dirt of Australia. Fleshtones are mostly well balanced and blacks are nicely deep and solid. Edge enhancement is minimal, and there is also some minor pixelization noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)
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