4K Akira Home Release on November 30
posted on by Andrew Osmond
It will be a Limited Edition set containing a 4K Bluray, a standard Blu-ray, and a third Blu-ray disc with extras, including a storyboard collection. The set will also include a 40-page booklet, with features including a round table interview with the Japanese cast and sound director. It can be pre-ordered at the above link.
The 4K Akira is currently playing in cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
The film was originally released in Japan in 1988, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and adapted from his own epic manga. The website describes the film as follows:
"Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop outs, stumble on a secret government project to develop new weapons - telekinetic humans. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer', Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him..."