Review of the Hong Kong video release of the film, emphasizing the elements that give it cross-cultural appeal, especially to middle-aged men.
Midnight Eye review: Shall We Dance? (1996)
Despite its long cinematic history, commercially successful releases from Japan are pretty rare on this side of the world. Put simply, Japanese culture is far too alien and too damn odd to resonate much with Western mainstream audiences, which is what makes the universal appeal of Shall We Dansu, or to give its export release title Shall We Dance?, all the more fascinating.