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Patema Inverted, Welcome to the Space Show Listed on N. American Home Video

posted on by Rachel Mahoney
GKIDS release films on November 11

Online retailer Amazon lists American film distributor GKIDS Films' release of Patema Inverted and Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW on November 11.

Patema Inverted will ship on DVD, and Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW will ship on Blu-ray Disc. Both films will feature dubbed and subbed options.

Patema Inverted premiered in June 2013 in France, and in November 2013 in Japan. The film will open in North American theaters on August 29.

GKIDS describes the story:

Patema Inverted, from Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, is a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void and out into the wide-open world above the surface – a place in which Patema risks “falling up” into the sky and being lost forever. Student Age lives on this surface world, a totalitarian society whose compliant population has been brainwashed against the “sinners who fell into the sky.” When Age spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety. Once they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces – their weights cancel each other out – the pair sets out to evade the leaders of Age's world and discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.

Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW premiered in Japan in June 2010. The film shipped on Blu-Ray in the UK in July 2012. The English dub is the first to be co-produced by Manga Entertainment since Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress, which was dubbed in 2005.

The plot summary is as follows:

Five children save the life of a dog-like alien while at a self-run summer camp. He attempts to reward them by taking them to an alien colony on the Moon. Events take a turn for the worse when his report on that attack that injured him causes passage from the Moon to the Earth to be banned, and children are stranded in space. The children need to find a way back home before camp ends and their parents discover that they are missing. They also have to avoid the poachers that injured their alien friend, and now seem to be stalking them all.

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