From Up On Poppy Hill (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
We have specs, cover art, and a release date for Goro Miyazaki's latest film...
Released: 3rd September 2013
SRP: $34.95, $29.94
GKids and Cinedigm, not Disney, has sent over specs and cover art for the North American release of Goro Miyazaki's
From Up On Poppy Hill. The Blu-ray+ DVD combo and DVD releases will both feature:
- Original Japanese language and English language versions with subtitles and dubtitles (no codec specifics)
- Feature-length storyboards
- Celebrity cast recording featurette with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews
- An interview with Goro Miyazaki
- Original Japanese trailer and TV spots
- Music video for the theme song by Aoi Teshima
- A featurette about Yokohama, exploring the history of the sea-side setting where the film takes place.
Bonuses exclusive to the Blu-ray edition include:
- A staff speech and press conference by Hayao Miyazaki days after the Fukushima earthquake
- A 20-page booklet containing the original project proposal by Hayao Miyazaki and a letter from Goro Miyazaki.
Quote: The dazzling, hand-drawn FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is set in Yokohama in 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi (Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Anton Yelchin) - but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.
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