Groundbreaking psychological thriller Perfect Blue — the first feature helmed by the visionary anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Millennium Actress) — will make its North American Blu-ray debut on March 26 in a BD/DVD combo release from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Presented in both digitally remastered and original definition versions, the critically acclaimed movie comes packaged with fascinating bonus features that will take fans deeper into this game-changing animation.
Produced by Madhouse and originally released in Japan in 1998, Perfect Blue centers on Mima (voiced by Junko Iwao / Ruby Marlowe), a rising pop star who quits 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.
Bonus features include:
- NEW digital remastered presentation of the film Original SD Version of Feature (Japanese mono Dolby Digital 2.0 with English subtitles)
- NEW Lectures by Satoshi Kon featurette
- NEW 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 U.S. and U.K. re-releases
- Cast and Crew Interviews