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GKIDS, Shout! Factory Schedule BD Release for Perfect Blue Anime Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Satoshi Kon's 1997 film ships on Blu-ray on March 26

GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced on Monday that they will release Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue anime film on a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 26. The release will include a new digital remastered version of the film along with the original SD version. It will be the first North American Blu-ray release for the film.

Other special features include a "Lectures by Satoshi Kon" featurette, an "Into the Blue" interviews featurette, an "Angel of Your Heart" recording sessions, and an English version of "Angel of Your Heart."

GKIDS and Fathom Events screened the film in 500 U.S. theaters for two days in September. The screenings earned US$420,881 at the box office.

The 1997 feature film was the directorial debut for Kon, who went to make Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika before his death in 2010. Set in contemporary Tokyo, the story concerns a pop singer, Mima, who tries to develop an acting career, only to experience threats and traumas as her mind breaks down and she is tormented by a ghostly version of her singer self. Manga Entertainment released the film on VHS and DVD.

Kon based his Perfect Blue anime film on Yoshikazu Takeuchi's Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis novel, which Seven Seas Entertainment shipped on February 6. Seven Seas also shipped Takeuchi's second Perfect Blue novel, Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream on April 24.

Source: Press Email

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