Satoshi Kon is one of those Animation masters who sadly died before his time. Before he passed created some of the best, most surreal films, to many his masterpiece is Perfect Blue.
Fans of the classic anime have been waiting a long long time for a special edition and Anime Limited has answered those calls. They may have released the film five years ago, a standard edition (Blu-ray & DVD), now next month Perfect Blue The Ultimate Edition.
The Ultimate Edition is a newly remastered version of the film. This version won’t be found playing in any cinemas or even in previous editions. Below is a short preview clip that shows you the difference and lets you compare both editions…
Mima Kirigoe is ready to leave her career as a pop idol behind and forge ahead towards a bright new future as an actress. However, casting aside her former image proves to be far more difficult than she imagined, and the murky world of show business threatens to drag her into the depths of despair. As the strains of her new career path take their toll, and a menacing presence from her pop star past lurks in the background, is Mima able to keep a firm grasp on the things that define her? And as delusions, fiction and reality blend together in her mind, just what is it that defines her anyway?
Our Ultimate Edition set contains:
- Remastered film on Blu-Ray, with additional bonus materials new to this release:
- Satoshi Kon lectures
- Original SD version of main feature (Japanese mono Dolby Digital 2.0 with English subtitles)
- CD original soundtrack
- 384-page Japanese Storyboard Collection book
- 48-page English translated companion book
This edition will also include several lectures from Kon about his film. Don’t the word Lecture bore you as the director delivered very entertaining talk. Breaking down his masterpiece in a way for the viewer to understand his thought process.
Also included is a 48 Page book that will show you artwork, layouts, rough sketches, character designs and also comments and notes taken from series of lectures in Japan featuring Satoshi Kon that add more great information about the film.
The book includes some fascinating imagery and insight into the film. This book has been translated into English and has never received a release outside of Japan!
If your to make your edition the definitive edition, next to a great film you need something extra special. This edition will come with another book, the Perfect Blue Storyboard Collection. This book is literally the entire film in storyboard form! All 384 Pages!
Perfect Blue Ultimate Edition, which will be available on 29th April 2019. The original Blu-ray and DVD UK are available now.
Source: Anime Limited