Arrietty Out to Own on DVD, Blu-ray Double Play & Limited Edition Collector's Edition - 9th January 2012

Dec 1st 2011

“Animation simply doesn't get any better than Ghibli's ravishing creation: when you have this much talent, who needs 3D?” - The Telegraph

“Enchanting, touching and stylish stuff” - Metro

“Japan's Studio Ghibli has made some fine animated films and this adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers is well up to its high standard.” - The Evening Standard

Studio Ghibli, the Japanese answer to Disney, deliver again with Arrietty, a charming adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrower”' - The Mail on Sunday

“A gentle and entrancing tale” - The Guardian

Arrietty is a fresh take on Mary Norton's classic The Borrowers, with animated artwork that will have adults enchanted and children gripped.” - The Times

Discover an amazing adventure that's unlike any other. From Studio Ghibli, the creators of Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, ARRIETTY is an enchanting tale of “little” people with a big heart, released on DVD and Blu-ray on 9th January 2012 courtesy of STUDIOCANAL.

Beneath the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden in the suburbs of Tokyo, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives with her equally tiny parents. The house is occupied by two old ladies, who are absolutely unaware of the existence of their miniature tenants. Arrietty and her family live by “borrowing”. Everything they have, they borrow or make from the things they have borrowed. Essentials like gas, water and food. Tables, chairs, cooking utensils. And treats - a sugar cube here, a scrap of material there. But only a little each time, so the ladies do not notice.

A 12-year-old boy, Sho, moves into the mansion while he waits for urgent medical treatment in the city. Arrietty's parents have always warned her: “Never let humans see you.” Once seen, little people always have to move on. But the adventurous Arrietty doesn't listen, and Sho discovers her. The two begin to confide in each other and, before long, a friendship begins to blossom...

Based on Mary Norton's much-loved children's classic ‘The Borrowers’, ARRIETTY is a beautiful story of childhood and friendship from the Academy Award® winning anime master Hayao Miyazaki, and the directorial debut of Studio Ghibli's star animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Featuring the voices of Olivia Colman (Rev, Tyrannosaur), Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Green Lantern), Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), and Tom Holland, with its stunning animation and captivating storytelling, ARRIETTY will enthral children and adults alike.

Extras (Double-play and deluxe edition only) • Storyboards • Trailers and Japanese TV spots • Interviews with Hayao Miyazaki - Hiromasa YonebayashiCécile CorbelArrietty's Song” • Promotional Video DVD tech specs Cert: U Running Time: 90 mins Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Colour: PAL Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Language: English or Japanese with English subtitles Cat no: OPTD2103 Barcode: 5055201816276 RRP: £19.99

BD / DVD combo tech specs BD Cert: U Running Time: 94 mins Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Colour: HD 1080p Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Language: English or Japanese with English subtitles Cat no: OPTBD2103 Barcode: 5055201816283 RRP: £24.99


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