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Grave of the Fireflies R2 SE in August

Optimum Asia have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Grave of the Fireflies for 23rd August 2004 priced at £19.99. Studio Ghibli’s 1988 classic arrives for the first time in the UK, fully restored and available to own as a double disc DVD packed full of extras.

This moving animated film is set in Japan during World War II and follows Seita and his little sister Setsuko as they struggle to survive after their mother is killed in an air raid. With their father away serving in the Japanese navy, the two children have only each other to depend on as they try desperately to find food, shelter and the will to live at a time when even their own relatives are too selfish to help them. Directed by Isao Takahata and made by the studio that created Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies is a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that meditates on the devastating consequences of war.

Features on this two-disc set include...

Disc one:

  • Feature
  • English or Japanese with subtitles
  • Full Storyboards of feature
Disc Two:
  • Interview with Director Isao Takahata
  • Japanese Release Promo - featuring interview with Director Isao Takahata and writer Akiyuki Nosaka
  • Isao Takahata Biography
  • Akiyuki Nosaka Biography
  • Bonus Storyboards
  • DVNR Featurette - Video Restoration featrurette
  • Art Gallery
  • US Trailer
  • Japanese Trailer
  • Interview with film critic Roger Ebert
  • Historical Perspective documentary

Last updated: 19/04/2018 12:18:15

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