Millennium Actress was a major success when it came out in 2001. Director Satoshi Kon had created an anime feature that rivaled his previous Perfect Blue. Now the brand new transfer that has played around the globe is coming to Blu-ray from Shout! Factory on November 19. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with the bonus features:
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ELEVEN ARTS ANIME STUDIO PRESENT
ON BLU-RAY™ + DVD COMBO PACK & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
NOVEMBER 19, 2019
The Satoshi Kon masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in North America!
Los Angeles, CA – A gorgeous new restoration of the captivating anime feature Millennium Actress will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and digital download on November 19, 2019 from ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Fans ordering directly from shoutfactory.com will receive a limited-edition lithograph, available while supplies last.
Boasting countless awards and recognitions, including Grand Prize winner in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, Millennium Actress is a must see for anime fans of all ages. This release includes the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.
The incredible film from legendary director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) and famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue, Wolf Children, Death Note) is “a lovely Valentine to the golden age of Japanese filmmaking and an era of gentler, deeper feelings” (San Francisco Chronicle).
When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.
· Masao Maruyama Full Interview
· Taro Maki Full Interview
· Laura Post (Eiko) Interview
· Abby Trott (Young Chiyoko) Interview
About ELEVEN ARTS
ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese anime to North America. ELEVEN ARTS’ anime titles most recently include A Silent Voice, Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms and Laughing Under The Clouds: Gaiden, Liz and the Blue Bird, Penguin Highway, and Sound! Euphonium: Our Promise a Brand New Day.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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