LOS ANGELES – ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio and Shout! Factory have announced the November 19 release of a new restoration of Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) classic animated feature film, Millennium Actress, which will available on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and digital download. The recipient of numerous awards and critical recognition, including Grand Prize winner in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, Millennium Actress is a must see for anime fans. This release includes the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.
When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.
- Masao Maruyama – full interview
- Taro Maki – full interview
- Laura Post (Eiko) – interview
- Abby Trott (Young Chiyoko) – interview
Fans ordering directly from Shout! Factory will receive a limited-edition lithograph, available while supplies last.
Source: Shout! Factory