Up, Girls!: The Movie (2004/Sentai Blu-ray)
B Sound: A Extras: C- Film: B+
seems all girls want to be idols these days, but to make it big you
have to go to the big city, unfortunately Green Leaves Talent Agency
is anything but big. In the small town of Sendai, every new talent
they get/find seems to jump ship to Tokyo as soon as they can. Tired
of losing their clients, the President/director of Green Leaves
Entertainment think Idols are the next big thing. Poor manger Matsuda
is now to find a group of idols somewhere in the city of Sendai in
Wake Up, Girls!: The Movie (2004).
the verge of going out of business, Green Leaves Entertainment
decides to risk it all in starting their own little pop idol group...
and they will take any girl they can get: a maid cafe girl, a bar
girl, a 13 year old, a high school girl, a small time actress, etc...
With zero talent and coordination Matsuda has to somehow find,
recruit and train these girls to be the new generation of idols.
Their only hope is the former idol, Mayu to help train and lead the
team. But when the President disappears and steals their funding,
will the girls find a way to go on? Or will they lose their dreams
before it even starts?
Wake Up, Girls!: The Movie is
more like a prequel than the series. Is about how a group of girls
met and got together chasing the same dream? It shows some of the
things girls have to go through if they want to become idols. It
takes more than just a pretty face and good figure to become an idol,
your body (and soul) becomes exclusively company property (including
your virginity). In real life, girls have to diet, train, and have no
life of their own. They have to succeed and make money or the
managers/presidents will pimp their bodies into the 'adult' industry.
only 52 minutes, the 1080p digital High Definition 1.78 X 1 image is
pretty nice and consistent, especially with all the room the film has
on this disc. The lossless Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1
track is one of the sonically best Sentai presentations to date and
we wish more were 5.1, but this sounds great and has demo moments.
Extras include trailers.