I watched this movie in the theater while vacationing for a week in Arizona. LOVED IT SO MUCH that I watched it again before leaving! I couldn't wait to pre-order the DVD, and it arrived right on time. I eagerly sat down to watch it. I have watched the movie several more times now since it arrived.
The dancing in this movie is beyond fantastic. It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The combination of tap, hip hop and taiko drumming, called COBU, is so novel, I found myself begging for more. I also found myself engrossed by the story line between "Donny", played by handsome and multi-talented Derek Hough of Dancing With the Stars, and "Aya", played by beautiful BoA Kwon, the Korean Queen of Pop.
The DVD is a must have, just for the bonus features alone. The DVD included deleted scenes, some of which I can't understand why they were deleted. They would have added significantly to the story line. The Bonus section also showed scenes from the making of the movie, concentrating on how Derek Hough learned to tap dance in just three months for this movie (kudos to him), and on his dance relationship with his co-star BoA. Prior to this movie, I had never heard of her. She's a singer, but what a dance talent she is!
Overall, I highly recommend this movie. Duane Adler, the screenwriter and director, outdid himself in this flick. Loved it more than his other Step Up movies. Too bad this movie was not promoted properly. It was an independent film with a limited release. Should have been shown all over, in my opinion.