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Tubi TV Streams Millennium Actress Anime Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Satoshi Kon's film premiered in 2001

Streaming service Tubi TV told ANN on Friday that would begin streaming Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress film starting on Saturday. The film is streaming with English subtitles.

Paramount Pictures, which briefly streamed the film last year, describes the story:

Following up on his highly acclaimed animated psychological thriller Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon spins this mystery about a documentary filmmaker and a legendary actress. In honor of Gin Ei studios 70th anniversary, a small production house run by Genya Tachibana is selected to make a commemorative documentary. Genya decides to focus his film on actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, a massive star who at the height of her popularity retreated from public life. Accompanied an eager young cameraman, Genya doggedly tracks her down to discover her living a hermit-like life of charmed isolation. He also learns that in spite of her advanced age, she has lost little of her famed charm or elegance. As he interviews her, Genya learns of Chiyoko's troubled past and eventually the reasons for her sudden retirement.

The film debuted in 2001 and Dreamworks released the film on DVD in North America. Bandai Visual released the film on Blu-ray Disc in Japan in February 2014.


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