Boogiepop Phantom - The Complete Collection [TV Series + Movie] (DVD)
Title: Boogiepop Phantom - The Complete Collection [TV Series + Movie]
Running time: 518
Distributor: The Right Stuf International
Release date: 2006-10-31
Suggested retail price: $49.99
Age rating: 15+
The ground breaking horror series returns! Based on the best-selling Boogiepop novels by Kouhei Kadono, Boogiepop is a brilliant masterpiece of a psycho-thriller that delves into the darkest depths of the human condition and exposes it.
This new Boogiepop Thinpak Collection contains both the original 12-episode anime cult phenomenon Boogiepop Phantom TV series as well as its live-action counterpart movie Boogiepop and Others to form a perfect package for horror fans.
Boogiepop Phantom TV Series
Combining the amazing animation techniques of Studio Madhouse (TRINITY BLOOD / TEXHNOLYZE / DEATH NOTE / Ninja Scroll / Vampire Hunter D) with direction by Watanabe Takashi (SLAYERS / IKKI TOUSEN / Shakugan no Shana) and screenplays by Sadayuki Murai (MILLENNIUM ACTRESS / Perfect Blue / STEAMBOY) to produce a mind-bending story combining the stylistic nature of Serial Experiments Lain or Texhnolyze with the episodic nature and dark twisting plotlines of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop... Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken. People tell each other the stories and laugh: no one believes that she can possibly exist in this day and age. Still, strange things appear to be going on just and the darkness is taking on many forms. Something is out there. Are you safe?
Boogiepop and Others Live-Action Movie
With scenario work by Sadayuki Murai (BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM / PERFECT BLUE / COWBOY BEBOP) and directed by Ryu Kaneda (VIDEO GIRL AI / SHENMUE), Boogiepop and Others is the quietly chilling tale of ten high school students whose lives are all intertwined in a twisted and deadly web of secrets.
The cold dead of night is a dangerous time to be near the Shinyo Academy. Girls have begun to mysteriously disappear without a trace, and the school is alive with rumors. Some say the girls are just runaways, but with each new disappearance, a lingering fear grows ever stronger - fear that a shinigami... the very spirit of death... is prowling through the streets of the city. They say you never see it coming... a lone whistle splits the dark silence, and it suddenly appears behind you to steal your soul...
Boogiepop Phantom TV Series DVD Features: Line Art Gallery, Producer Notes, Character Notes, Music Videos for the Opening and Closing Songs, Original Fruits Music Video, Original Boogiepop Music Video, Five original Japanese Promo Trailers, and Ongoing English Producer's Commentary.
Spoken Languages: Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 English Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese Audio, and English Subtitles.
Boogiepop and Others Movie DVD Features: Two special featurettes with close to 50 minutes of behind the scenes footage and interviews with the Japanese cast and crew! History of Boogiepop, Director's Commentary, Storyboards, "Boogiepop in Yûbari" Premiere Featurette, "Making of Boogiepop" Featurette, Cast and Staff Bios, Original Boogiepop Trailers, Right Stuf Trailers.
Spoken Languages: Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese Audio, and English Subtitles.