The Last Unicorn lurks in that wonderment zone for a generation. The animated feature will dazzle when The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition arrives on Blu-ray in June. Along with a higher resolution to bring out the details in the animation, there are new bonus features that longtime fans will enjoy. Here’s the details from Shout! Factory:
Bring Home the Enchanting Tale June 9th, 2015
from Shout! Factory
One of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time, The Last Unicorn has enraptured generations of fans with its poetic tale of a brave unicorn’s journey through a mystic land seeking others of her kind. On June 9th, 2015, rediscover this classic tale with Shout! Factory’s release of The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and standalone DVD. Fans who order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will receive a limited edition collectable 18”x 24” poster with their order, available while supplies last.
Showcasing the latest hi-definition restoration of the uncut film, endorsed by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition is brought to life with exquisite detail never before seen, to ensure the most satisfying film viewing experience for all fans, old and young alike. The release also comes loaded with brand new bonus features, including an audio commentary with Peter S. Beagle, Michael Chase Walker, Connor Cochran, Terri Kempton and Travis Ashmore; “Highlights from The Last Unicorn Worldwide Screening Tour with Peter S. Beagle,” the featurette True Magic: The Story of The Last Unicorn, and animated storyboards, as well as the original theatrical trailer.
“When I wrote The Last Unicorn I had no idea that my story would someday have so many devoted fans. I am pleased beyond words that the staff at Shout! Factory are among them, and that they were so concerned with Getting Things Right. The ‘Enchanted Edition’ is the best home video version of The Last Unicorn ever, and I am thrilled to share it with the world.” said author Peter S. Beagle.
Based on the worldwide bestselling novel by Hugo-Award winning author Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn boasts an all-star vocal cast, featuring the talents of Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), Mia Farrow (The Purple Rose of Cairo), Angela Lansbury (Nanny McPhee) and Rene Auberjonois (The Little Mermaid), as well as unforgettable original music by Jimmy Webb, performed by the band America, and animation by the Japanese artists who later became the core of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away).
Whether revisiting a childhood favorite or discovering this heartwarming story for the first time, The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition is a timeless tale of love, regret, and the power of friendship that is perfect for fans of all ages.
The Last Unicorn Synopsis
Upon hearing that she may be the very last of her kind on Earth, a Unicorn (Mia Farrow) goes in search of others like her. Her quest won’t be easy, as it leads her straight to the evil King Haggard (Christopher Lee) and his infamous Red Bull! And the journey is made even more complicated when, to protect her from the envious wrath of Haggard, a spell is cast to turn the Unicorn into the Lady Amalthea, a young, beautiful, human woman. But with this new body comes new thoughts and feelings, such as love for Haggard’s son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Will the Unicorn get lost inside this new body? Will she meet the fate of the other Unicorns? Or will she be able to defeat Haggard and his Red Bull with the aid of her friends, Schmendrick the bumbling magician (Alan Arkin) and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes)?
The Last Unicorn: Enchanted Edition Bonus Features
· Audio commentary with Peter S. Beagle, Michael Chase Walker, Connor Cochran, Terri Kempton and Travis Ashmore
· True Magic: The Story Of The Last Unicorn featurette
· “Highlights from The Last Unicorn Worldwide Screening Tour with Peter S. Beagle”
· Animated storyboards
· Original theatrical trailer
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