Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Presents the Latest Journey from Visionary Director of Ghost in the Shell: The Sky Crawlers on Blu-ray™ High-Def and DVD May 26th

Mar 15th 2009
“FANTASTIC! Oshii's best since the original Ghost in the Shell.”
- Dan Persons, Cinefantastique

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Presents
The Latest Journey from Visionary Director of Ghost in the Shell

THE SKY CRAWLERS

On Blu-ray™ High-Def and DVD May 26th


Culver City, CA (March 16, 2009) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Sky Crawlers on Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD May 26, 2009. From Mamoru Oshii, the world-acclaimed director of Ghost in the Shell, comes an award-winning story of an exciting but endless war with heroes too young to understand the meaning of their battles. This visually stunning anime adventure brings to life the nail-biting dogfights from the epic air battles described in Hiroshi Mori's best-selling novel in Japan . Special features include featurettes on animation and sound design, and the research behind bringing real sights and sounds to life in anime. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray™ High-Def version is an insightful interview with director Oshii.

A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds. With his only childhood memory consisting of intense flight training, the fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's dogfights coexist with his struggle to find his missing past. When his beautiful, young female commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot that Yuichi is replacing – or the strangely perfect condition of that pilot's former aircraft – Yuichi's curiosity becomes heightened.

BLU-RAY DISC & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· "Animation Research for The Sky Crawlers" Featurette
· "The Sound Design and Animation of The Sky Crawlers" Featurette

BLU-RAY DISC EXCLUSIVE
· "Sky's The Limit: An Interview with Director Mamoru Oshii" Featurette

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The Sky Crawlers
Rated: PG-13 for material involving violence, some sexual content and smoking
DVD Catalog #: 30748
DVD UPC Code: 043396307483
DVD SLP: $27.96
Blu-ray Catalog #: 30752
Blu-ray UPC Code: 043396307520
Blu-ray SLP: $39.95
Running Time: 121
Order Date: April 23, 2009


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