The time has nearly arrived! Persona 3: Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 3rd April! It'll be available as a Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and on standard DVD. Today we're bringing you a full unboxing of this release!
And don't forget that our release of Persona 3: Movie #1 Spring of Birth is available right now! You can get the full details on our release of that HERE.
Synopsis: "I wish it would stay like this every day…”
Following his transfer to Gekkoukan Private Academy, Makoto Yuki is suddenly attacked by a strange monster called Shadows and is awakened to a power which allowed him to summon a Persona.
Seeing Makoto’s potential, the members of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad approach him to join them in their battle against these creatures. Makoto, initially feeling detached from the situation accepts their invitation indifferently, but as he learned more about the “Dark Hour,” and engaged in many harsh battles, he began feeling a strong bond with his teammates.
And so the season turned from spring to summer… the battle was far from over for the SEES team, now joined by a new member, but they all felt a sense of fulfilment even as they faced these abnormal circumstances.
The wheels of fate began to turn… as they were about to learn of the new trials they must face.
You can watch the trailer for this film below -
Our Limited Collector’s Edition set will come packed with a rigid case and inside that will be a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD) along with a 36-page booklet.
Each disc itself contains the film, Persona 3: Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream. There is also a collection of trailers for both Movie 1 & 2 included on the discs as well.
As was the case with Part 1 and for all of the Persona 3 films, we want to reiterate that there is no English language audio for any of the Persona 3 films – no English dub was created – so each of these films including Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream are in Japanese with English subtitles only.
Inside the booklet are character profiles, Art settings from art boards and key animation, some preview images of the second Persona 3 movie, cast comments and the next instalment of the ‘special Persona 3 Movie Edition of ‘Tartarus Theatre’ – 4-panel comic. If that wasn’t enough following on from the interview featured in the booklet of our Movie #1 release, there’s a roundtable discussion interview with Jun Kumagai (Screenplay), Tomohisa Taguchi (Series Director, Persona 3 Movie 2 director) and Kazunori Adachi (Producer) focusing on this second Persona3 movie.
And now onto photos of the finished product. You can click on these to enlarge them too if you want. Continue Reading
by Jeremy Clarke.
The Age of Shadows opens with an unexpected Warner Bros. logo, confirming it as the Hollywood studio’s first Korean-language production. It was made in conjunction with director Kim Jee-woon’s own Grimm Pictures. His previous works include celebrated horror outing A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and gangster movie A Bittersweet Life (2005), both preceding his own Hollywood debut helming Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand (2013). Rumours in the movie business long claimed that his next project was to be Inrang, a Korean remake of the anime classic Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade. But instead he has surfaced with a film that seemingly returns to his recurring interest in the forgotten cul-de-sacs of north-east Asian history, an obsession last seen in his The Good, The Bad and The Weird, a ‘western’ set in Japanese-occupied Manchuria.
The Age of Shadows is also set during the period of Japanese imperialism, the 1920s, when Korea was a Japanese colony. It pits colonial police investigators against fighters in the resistance. The police are Japanese-run with Korean operatives in the rank and file, although some of the native staff are already in cahoots with the rebels. So, despite its cops and robbers feel, this is equally a spy movie where a number of the characters could be double agents working for either side. Beyond that, the film seems less interested in exploring the specific history of the period than in setting up serial intrigues between the characters on both sides of its struggle. Continue Reading
It's a very exciting year to be an anime fan in the United Kingdom and Ireland with lots of films making their way to the cinema! But the fun doesn't stop as today we (Anime Limited) are delighted to announce that we will be bringing the film Napping Princess, aka "Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari", to cinemas in the UK & Ireland in summer 2017!
Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, 009 Re Cyborg, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit)
Synopsis: "This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear."
The film will be screenings in cinemas in UK & Ireland in summer 2017 in Japanese with English subtitles
There will be more details coming soon about the theatrical screenings in UK & Ireland so please stay tuned for more information as we can share it. But we hope you're excited to see the film!
This is news to so hot-off-the-press that there currently isn't English trailer we can share with you, but in the interim here's a Japanese promotional video and some still images from the film to give you a taster for it -
By Andy Hanley.
Modern warfare has shifted from troops riding in on horseback to the deployment of tanks and aircraft, onwards to the nuclear threat of “mutually assured destruction”, and now into a whole new era of unmanned drones. What will be the next seismic shift in the landscape of war? In the world of Heavy Object, much of the traditional machinery from boots-on-the-ground to vehicles roaming the land has been rendered obsolete, replaced with a singular driving force – the titular Objects. Massive, hulking behemoths of shielding and weaponry, an Object can resist any traditional attack – even a nuclear one – and lay waste to anything in its path… except for another Object. Continue Reading
A few weeks ago we announced that we would be bringing the Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy to Blu-ray for the first-time in the UK in the form of a collection exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com web shop that is limited to 500 units total. Today we are delighted to bring you an unboxing of this set and can also tell you pre-order have begun shipping! We've had A LOT of orders for this since we announced this, and while it's not 'officially' out until 27th March, as this is exclusive to our web shop you can expect to receive dispatch emails confirming it has shipped in the coming days (if you haven't already).
A reminder that if you haven't already you can order your copy of this from our AllTheAnime.com web shop in the link below
These movies were designed to be a way to retell the original Mobile Suit Gundam series in a condensed way spread over the course of three films. They have previously been released on DVD in the United Kingdom, but that release has long since been out-of-print, but we are now bringing these to Blu-ray for the first-time in the United Kingdom!
A very interesting detail to note about our release is that it will contain both the 2.0 and 5.1 audio versions of the film. There is a distinct difference between the two in that the 5.1 version (also known as the "Special Edition" of the Movie Suit Gundam Movies) was recorded with a different "rearranged" soundtrack compared to the 2.0 version. So you actually two entirely different viewing experiences of the each film in this set!
The first movie uses existing footage from the series, while Movie II: Soldiers of Sorrow and Movie III: Encounters in Space utilise a mixture of new animation and original footage.
**MINOR SPOILER WARNING FOR THE SYNOPSIS BELOW**
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie I
Synopsis: "Universal Century 0079. Amuro Ray, a normal boy, finds himself the newest soldier in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon when he becomes the pilot of the Federation's prototype Mobile Suit called Gundam - their greatest new hope.
Now he and the rest of the inexperienced crew of the ship White Base will have to fight for their very lives as the enemy attempts to destroy the new weapon. And Amuro comes face-to-face with the man who will become his archrival, Zeon ace pilot Char Aznable."
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie II: Soldiers of Sorrow
Synopsis: "The war rages on, and the Federation ship White Base continues to do battle with the Zeon forces as they undertake the long journey to Federation quarters in Jaburo. But turmoil from within also threatens to tear the White Base apart. One crew member must confront her past. one will desert just when the others need him most. And one will find true love, but at an alarming cost.
Will the White Base be able to make its way to the Federation headquarters at Jaburo before it's too late?"
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie III: Encounters in Space
Synopsis: "The One Year War enters the final stages. The constant fighting has weakened both sides considerably, and the Zeon forces begin taking desperate measures. Amidst a break in the fighting, Amuro meets a mysterious girl named Lahla, whom he is strongly drawn to. There is a connection there, a feeling beyond words to express. She is like him and they are both something more than human. It's Federation vs. Zeon, brother against sister are in turmoil!
The final battle will determine the outcome of the war."
This AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Blu-ray set will be released on 27th March and is limited to 500 units only.
The comes in a rigid case and inside that you will find three amaray cases, one for each Mobile Suit Gundam Movie.
Also worth noting from the outset that these films are in Japanese with English subtitles only. There is no English language audio for these films.
Check out the visual of our this AllTheAnime.com Exclusive set below -
And now it's time to see how this set has come out! Check out the images below and you can enlarge them too by clicking on them. Continue Reading