Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko (Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire), she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Deftly switching between past and present, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world's most revered animation studios. From Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and General Producer Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now–in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
When a mysterious virus breaks out across the country, the infected turn into the murderous undead. A few terrified travelers find themselves trapped on a bullet train from hell, fighting for their lives as hordes of the living dead crash towards them, crawling closer with every stop. Suspicion is rife and tensions run high as some will do anything to survive and make it to the safe zone.Bonus FeaturesBehind the ScenesThat's A WrapEnglish Language AvailableTrailerLanguage: Korean (original), English (dub)Available Subtitles: English
Pan's Labyrinth (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
An Academy Award winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro (The Devil s Backbone, Cronos). Eleven-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero, in a mature and tender performance) comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather (Sergi López), a sadistic captain in General Franco s army, hunts down Republican guerrillas who refuse to give up the fight. The violent reality in which she lives merges seamlessly with a fantastical interior world when Ofelia meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey that is at once terrifying and beautiful. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth.DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES- Newly graded 2K digital master, supervised by director Guillermo del Toro, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack- Alternate DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround soundtrack- Audio commentary by del Toro from 2007 - New interview with del Toro by novelist Cornelia Funke about fairy tales, fantasy, and Pan s Labyrinth - New interview with actor Doug Jones - Four 2007 making-of documentaries, examining the characters, production, special effects, themes, and music of the film - Interactive director s notebook - Footage of actor Ivana Baquero s audition for the film - Animated comics featuring prequel stories for the film s menagerie of creatures - Programs comparing selected production storyboards and del Toro s thumbnail sketches with the final film; visual effects work for the Green Fairy; and elements of the film s score - Trailers and TV spots - PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson
Within the French secret service operates a clandestine branch of undercover agents. Dispatched to key locations all around the world and living under false identities for years at a time, their mission is to seek out and identify potential sources. In order to fulfill their mission, their false identities must be totally undetectable and highly elaborate. These fabricated identities are called legends . Creating them takes months of work, maintaining them takes discipline. All this and more lies deep in the heart of the most confidential branch of the secret service: The Bureau.Bonus Features: English Subtitles, 5.1 Surround Sound
The first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women, and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rose masterfully places these realities side by side, and in so doing creates a remarkable third narrative that jolts us into a new understanding of what is really happening in the Mediterranean today.Special Features: Booklet essay by film historian Alberto Zambenedetti, Interview with director Gianfranco Rosi, Interview with Dr. Pietro Bartolo, NYFF Q&A with Gianfranco Rosi
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Presents A Studio G
Brand: BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO
An epic animated adventure directed by Goro Miyazaki, TALES FROM EARTHSEA features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay. Based on the classic "Earthsea" fantasy book seriess by Ursula K. Le Guin, TALES FROM EARTHSEA is set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. In the land of Earthsea, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. Journey with Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, on a tale of redemption and self-discovery as they search for the force behind the mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy their world. Featuring a timeless story and magnificent hand-drawn animation, TALES FROM EARTHSEA is now available for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray.
Akira Kurosawas Dreams (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Ran) brings eight of the beloved director s own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master s unconscious, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic visions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power-plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of art, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker s imagination at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES- New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Masaharu Ueda, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack - New audio commentary featuring film scholar Stephen Prince- Making of Dreams (1990), a 150-minute documentary shot on-set and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi- New interview with assistant director Takashi Koizumi- New interview with production manager Teruyo Nogami- Kurosawa s Way (2011), a fifty-minute documentary by director Akira Kurosawa s longtime translator Catherine Cadou, featuring interviews with filmmakers Theodoros Angelopoulos, Bernardo Bertolucci, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Bong Joon-ho, Abbas Kiarostami, Hayao Miyazaki, Martin Scorsese, Julie Taymor, Shin ya Tsukamoto, and John Woo- Trailer - New English subtitle translation- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and Kurosawa s script for a never-filmed ninth dream, introduced by Nogami