DVD Title
 All About Our House
International Title
 All About Our House
Movie Length: 115 minutes Original Length: 115 minutes
Company: Exploitation Digital Release: 2006
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic: Yes
Region: 1 Discs: 1
  
Language/Sound: Order
Japanese (5.1 Surround), Japanese (5.1 Surround - DTS)
Subtitles:
English
Extras
· Menus (English)
· Chapters (10)
· Trailers: All About Our House (2), My Secret Cache, Rainbow Kids, The Family Game
Captures
Review
Anthony Romero
Geneon's release of Koki Mitani's comedic, and cameo filled (with everyone from Hiroyuki Sanada to Megaguirus showing up at one point), movie is a fairly exceptional DVD from the firm. The video, and especially the audio, are both well presented on this disc, and while it falls very short in the extra department, the other areas "break the fall" pretty well to make this a fairly nice release.

 Video: Star Rating
While there are some minor problems inherit with the video presentation here, it's overall a fairly commendable job. The video looks sharp here, while the source used for the transfer contains no scratches, although there is a noticeable layer of grain throughout. The colors on this release, while slightly tinted yellow, are also nice, giving a rich array, although there are signs of the saturation being tampered with to achieve this, particularly with how some clouds tend to be overly bright. The positives far outweigh the negatives, though, and this is quite a nice presentation of the movie in the end.

All About Our House is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs.

 Audio:
There are two audio tracks found on this DVD, both present in 5.1 surround sound and one of them boasting DTS support. The speaker distinction is superb, although the movie isn't the best to make use of this, while there are no audio inconsistencies to speak of. Overall, the sound quality is fantastic, and the inclusion of both a standard and DTS track here is an excellent move to keep both "casual" and audiophiles satisfied.

The audio can be accompanied with, removable, English subtitles.

 Extras: Star Rating
Sadly, there isn't much on this disc when it comes to supplemental material. There are five trailers included, though, each for a Toho film and two for All About Our House. The quality on these is fairly decent, and include removable subtitles, although the video tracks are not anamorphic.

 Overview:
Bottom line, the lack of extras is disappointing, but those just wishing to see Mitani's film should be thrilled with the video and audio quality found on this release. Sadly, the disc itself comes with a very hefty price tag of around $25-30 dollars, and people interested in purchasing the DVD are much better off acquiring the disc through the Toho Live Action Films set, which retails for only $10 more dollars and contains three extra films.

This disc is also featured in the DVD box set: Toho Live Action Films.