The week after Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk On Girl arrives on Blu-ray, his Lu Over the Wall arrives. The film is family friendly which is great for those who want to allow the kids to appreciate Yuasa’s animated work, but know Mind Game will freak them out. Lu Over The Wall combines The Little Mermaid with Josie and the Pussycats. The Blu-ray is scheduled to arrive February 5. Here’s the press release from GKIDS and Shout! Factory:
GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT
LU OVER THE WALL
ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
“Electrifying! A delightful film about mermaids, music and growing up.”
Los Angeles, CA – The fun new musical feature Lu Over the Wall from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, DVD and digital download on February 5, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. An official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Cristal, the highest prize of the 2017 Annecy International Animation Festival, Lu Over the Wall makes its home video debut following a limited theatrical release this year. This release is presented in both the original Japanese language and English dub versions. Bonus features include audio commentary and an interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.
From the visionary mind of Yuasa comes a joyous twist on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame.
After his family moves from Tokyo to a small fishing village, teenager Kai spends his days sulking and adrift. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their jam sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance. But when an ancient prophecy threatens Lu and the village, Kai and his new friends must save the day in this toe-tapping adventure for the entire family.
· Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
· Audio Commentary with Director Masaaki Yuasa
· TV Spots
Tags: GKIDS, Masaaki Yuasa, Shout! Factory