Ping Pong in February
ICA Projects have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Ping Pong for 7th February 2005 priced at £19.99. Based on the five-volume manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, Fumihiko Sori's debut picture is marked by unpredictable plot and character developments, an appealing lack of cynicism and some of the most exciting, imaginative sporting sequences committed to film. Shot through with self-deprecating humour, this is an enchanting tale, beautifully told.
The DVD release is an extremely basic affair, presenting the film and nothing more. The transfer maintains the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and is enhanced for widescreen televisions. The original Japanese language track is presented in DD2.0 Stereo and comes complete with forced English subtitles.