We’ve been pretty quiet on what we have planned for this classic film, but today we’re delighted to bring an unboxing for our release of Sword of the Stranger which will be available as a Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD set from 18th December!
Read on below for all the details.
With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, this classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time.
Synopsis: “Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty’s aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase.
When Kotaro’s dog is poisoned, the nameless stranger reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru’s life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and the Stranger must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.”
WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
You can pre-order this from the following retailers now –
ALL THE ANIME.COM SPECIAL OFFER As part of our 12 Days of Christmas 1-Day Only deals today (8th December) only we’re giving you the opportunity to pre-order this for only £14.99! (Regular price: £24.49 | SRP: £34.99)
WHAT’S INSIDE? WHAT’S ON THE DISCS?
This release comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store the two discs (1 x Blu-ray and 1 x DVD). Also included is a 40-page materials booklet, showcasing character art and concept art.
On the discs themselves you get –
- The movie Sword of the Stranger in English and Japanese with English subtitles
- On-Disc Extras (all exclusive to the Blu-ray disc only) include: ‘Making Of…’ featurette that’s nearly 55 minutes in duration, Japanese Cast Interviews, the Pilot short, and variety of trailers for the film used in Japanese cinemas and on television.
WHAT DOES THE FINISHED PRODUCT LOOK LIKE?
And now for photos of of the finished product! You can click on them on enlarge them too.
POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING – Some of these photos may contain spoilers if you haven’t seen the film. You have been warned!
We hope you’re looking forward to adding this to you collection!