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    Stylish Psychological Thriller PERFECT BLUE Makes SteelBook Debut September 14, 2021

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    Source: Shout! Factory press release
    Special Thanks to Sarah J. De Bruin

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. ©1997 MADHOUSE

    Sophisticated yet unsettling, the groundbreaking psychological thriller PERFECT BLUE makes its North American SteelBook debut September 14, 2021 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.
     
    The directorial debut of acclaimed director Satoshi Kon (PAPRIKA, TOKYO GODFATHERS), the critically-acclaimed PERFECT BLUE has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time. This new SteelBook edition features a new exclusive 12-page art booklet, the digitally remastered version of the film and an original definition presentation, as well as a bevy of bonus features including Lectures by Satoshi Kon, an Into the Blue featurette, the Angel of Your Heart recording sessions, the full English version of Angel of Your Heart, interviews with the English cast and crew, and theatrical trailers and TV spots.  
     
    In PERFECT BLUE, rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go. Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller. 
     
    PERFECT BLUE SteelBook Bonus Features
    •  NEW exclusive 12-page art booklet
    • Digital remastered presentation of the film
    • Original SD Version of Feature (Japanese mono Dolby Digital 2.0 with English subtitles)
    • Lectures by Satoshi Kon featurette  
    •  Into The Blue featurette - New Interviews 
    • Angel of Your Heart Recording Sessions 
    • Angel of Your Heart Full English Version 
    • Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots—includes new trailers from US and UK re-releases
    • Cast and Crew Interviews 

     About GKIDS
     
    GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 12 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, MIRAIi in 2019, and WOLFWALKERS in 2021. GKIDS 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; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions. www.gkids.com
     
    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.

     

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