The Wind Rises was supposed to be Hayao Miyazaki’s farewell to cinema when it was released back in 2013 in Los Angeles. The film was a fictionalized account of a man who dreamed of designing the perfect airplane only to see it turned into one of the great aerial weapons during World War II. The movie did well. But Miyazaki turns out wasn’t done and is currently working on How Do You Live?. The Blu-ray of The Wind Rises is now coming out on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory and GKIDS like his other feature films produced at Studio Ghibli. The most exciting bonus feature is an episode from NHK’s four part 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki documentary. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory and GKIDS with more details:
ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED STUDIO GHIBLI FEATURE
THE WIND RISES
ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
ON BLU-RAY & DVD SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY
From Academy Award®-Winning Director Hayao Miyazaki
“Visually gorgeous” – Richard Corliss, TIME
Los Angeles, CA – Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue The Wind Rises on digital download and On Demand on September 1, 2020 and on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on September 22, 2020. The Blu-ray release includes an exclusive booklet, feature-length storyboards, and a 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki documentary episode, which goes behind the scenes in the production of the film. The Wind Rises is available for pre-order now at shoutfactory.com.
Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) delivers a modern masterpiece with this Academy Award®-nominated exploration of creative passion in a hostile world.
Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance.
An artistic tour de force in every sense, The Wind Rises also showcases the incredible voice talent of Joseph-Gordon Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin and William H. Macy.
*10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
Behind the Microphone
Film Completion Press Conference
Original Theatrical Trailers
*Indicates items exclusive to the Blu-ray release
GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding eleven Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, and most recently Mirai in 2019. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS also produces the annual LA-based film festival, ANIMATION IS FILM, which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.
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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