RUROUNI KENSHIN on Australian Blu-ray and DVD
The Blockbuster Live Action Remake of the Popular Anime Series Streets in March
Source: Madman Entertainment
Official Movie Site: warnerbros.co.jp/rurouni-kenshin (Japan)
Special Thanks to Ben Pollock
On March 13, 2013, the feature film RUROUNI KENSHIN (るろうに剣心, 2012) will be released in DVD and Blu-ray editions by the Australian label, Madman Entertainment. This film has massive awareness through its popularity as an anime and manga, being a live-action adaptation of the anime that founded a huge fanbase in Australia since its 22 volume release in 2002 and the more recent recent manga release in 2010.
January, 1868. The shogun’s forces are defeated by a samurai uprising under a lone swordsman known as “Battosai the Killer”, signalling the birth of a new era. Once legendary for his killing prowess, Battosai becomes a wanderer under the name of Kenshin Himura and vows never to kill again. But things are not so simple: faced with those who wish to return Japan to times of darkness, Kenshin is forced to grapple with what renouncing violence could mean.
RUROUNI KENSHIN grossed over $25 million in Japan, beating PROMETHEUS in the same week of release. It was also selected for the 2012 Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne and Sydney. The first movie to sell out its screenings in both cities, RUROUNI KENSHIN was given bonus screenings which also sold out.
Release Date: March 13, 2013
Year Of Production: 2012
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Format: Blu-ray (Region B)
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
Number of Discs: 1
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Running Time: 134 minutes
Making of RUROUNI KENSHIN
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.
For more information on RUROUNI KENSHIN, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: