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Fuji Television
Japan Tour Special Run Time (105 min)

Release --  Feb.07.2007
Region --  Region 2 (JPN)
Video --  NSTC / Color / 4:3
Sound --  Stereo / Japanese
Catalog # --  FTJS-002
UPC --  4-932272-100071

[ General Features | Bonus Features ]

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General Features
  • "Show Digest" (8:34) — Take a peak at Dralion via this short featurette that highlights the show from beginning to end.

  • "Digest of Dralion's Acts" (8:46) — Interested in skipping to your favorite act highlights? Use this option to do so.

  • "The Artistic Director Speaks" (6:31) — An interview with Sylvia Galarneau, Dralion's Artistic Director in Japan. Interview in English, Japanese subtitled.

  • "Backstage Tour" (10:46) — Wonder what it's like backstage at Dralion? Find out!

  • "The Trampoline Artists" (9:49) — Go behind the scenes and meet Dralion's trampoline artists as they explore their Japanese surroundings (Meiji-jingu) and train in the New Fuji Bigtop.

  • "Dralion's Music & Musicians" (12:00) — A featurette all about Dralion's musician's. Meet: Andi Pema (Percussions), Mario Venditti (Drums), Bruce Wangsanuta (Keyboards), Michael Pucci (Guitar), Mirella Pirskanen (Violin/Viola), Claire-Michèle Bez (Oboe), and Stephen Poulin (Keybords / Band Leader). Follow as they explore Yasukuni-jinja in Tokyo, take in a Noh performance and meet the musicians, and then see how they bring the show to life each night.

  • "Meet the Artists" (n/a) — A static look at each cast member, by act, showing their name (in both English and Japanese), and in-character and out-of-character photographs.

  • "Dralion Credits" (2:20) — A full and complete list of credits from the tour: creators, contributors, cast, crew, and everything behind the creation of the DVD.
Bonus Features
  • "History of Cirque du Soleil" (6:51) — A video montage recreating Cirque du Soleil's history from 1984 through 2007.

  • "Cirque du Soleil in Japan" (3:15) — A fantastic recap of Cirque du Soleil's visits to Japan - from Fascination through to Dralion.

  • "Trace the New Big Top's Birth" (11:08) — A great featurette about the ins and outs of Dralion's new Fuji Big Top.
  • "Cirque du Soleil Worldwide" (n/a) — A series of 11 trailers of select Cirque du Soleil shows now playing around the world.

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