WEATHERING WITH YOU (COLLECTOR’S EDITION) Available Nov. 17 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory
Makoto Shinkai’s magnificent new animated film WEATHERING WITH YOU (天気の子, Tenki no Ko, 2019) will be getting the ultimate Collector’s Edition treatment this fall, after receiving glowing reviews from critics and theatrical audiences alike. WEATHERING WITH YOU (Collector’s Edition) will be available November 17 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.
Exclusive to the limited edition 4-disc set is the highest possible quality version of the film, in stunning 4K UHD, as well as the full-length feature and standard bonus features on Blu-ray, an additional Blu-ray disc dedicated to the feature-length documentary “The Making Of WEATHERING WITH YOU,” as well as the film’s soundtrack on CD, a 104-page perfect bound book, a mini poster, and decal sticker, all in a beautiful hard case designed for collectors. Additional bonus features on the feature film’s Blu-ray disc include an interview with Director Makoto Shinkai, the “Weather Front” featurette, a talk show interview with Makoto Shinkai and journalist Yumiko Udo, director filmography featurette, and trailers & TV spots. WEATHERING WITH YOU (Collector’s Edition) will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.98 .
GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and the creative team, including producer Genki Kawamura, behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit YOUR NAME. Featuring music from the hit band RADWIMPS, and backed by an all-star voice cast including Lee Pace (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THE HOBBIT Trilogy), Alison Brie (GLOW, THE LEGO MOVIE franchise), and Riz Ahmed (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, VENOM), Shinkai has once again brought incredible beauty and a powerful story to the screen.
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
Japan’s Official Submission for Best International Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, and a Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection, this magical tale’s awe-inspiring beauty thrilled audiences when the film hit North American theaters in early 2020.
WEATHERING WITH YOU will also be released on September 15 on Blu-ray + DVD and SteelBook, and digitally on August 4.
WEATHERING WITH YOU (Collector’s Edition)
For the complete WEATHERING WITH YOU (Collector’s Edition) UHD experience, viewers will need a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR and a UHD Blu-ray™ player.
Blu-ray and SteelBook Bonus Features
• *4K UHD Presentation of Feature Film
• *CD Soundtrack
• *104-page Book
• *Feature-Length Documentary “The Making of WEATHERING WITH YOU”
• *Decal Sticker
• Interview with Director Makoto Shinkai
• “Weather Front” Featurette
• Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yumiko Udo
• Director Filmography Featurette
• Trailers & TV Spots
*Indicates items exclusive to the Collector’s Edition
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding eleven Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with THE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA in 2012, ERNEST & CELESTINE in 2014, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA and SONG OF THE SEA in 2015, BOY AND THE WORLD and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE in 2016, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI in 2017, THE BREADWINNER in 2018, and MIRAI in 2019. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others.
GKIDS also produces the annual LA-based film festival, ANIMATION IS FILM, which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
Established in 1932, Toho has grown its business in the motion picture, real estate and legitimate theatre sectors. Specifically in motion picture, Toho maintains a market share of over 40% in distribution –Toho handling the domestic titles and Toho-Towa and Towa Pictures distributing foreign films. In exhibition, Toho Cinemas manages over 640 screens with a market share of about 20% in Japan. In recent years, Toho has strengthened its development and production capabilities bringing about 20% of own productions into its 30 to 35 title annual slate. Toho’s extensive collaboration with Japanese IP owners continues to introduce an entertaining, creative and innovative world of cinema. In the 84 year history, Toho has worked with renowned Japanese filmmakers including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi and auteurs whose ideas and characters still resonate with modern audiences today. Containing well over 7,000 titles, Toho has created masterpieces with versatile talents. Toho continues on this path by remaining a reliable distribution partner for industry veterans like Studio Ghibli and all the key TV networks, and also fresh talent like director Makoto Shinkai and the ever so inventive Kankuro Kudo.
For more information on WEATHERING WITH YOU, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- WEATHERING WITH YOU Info and Image Gallery From Toho
- GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring WEATHERING WITH YOU to Cinemas for Nationwide Fan Preview Screenings January 15 & 16
- WEATHERING WITH YOU on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from GKIDS and Shout! Factory