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    Two New Studio Ghibli Steelbooks PORCO ROSSO and FROM UP ON POPPY HILL Available September 21, 2021 from Shout! Factory

    Source: Shout! Factory press release
    Special Thanks to Sarah J. De Bruin

    Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release PORCO ROSSO and FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on September 21, 2021 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers. 
     
    With this release, two films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the first time in North America. 
     
    Porco Rosso and From Up on Poppy Hill now join SPIRITED AWAY, CASTLE IN THE SKY, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, PONYO, THE CAT RETURNS, WHISPER OF THE HEART, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, THE WIND RISES, and EARWIG AND THE WITCH in a series of SteelBook releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.
     
    Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. © 1992 Nibariki • GNN
     

    PORCO ROSSO ( 紅の豚,, Kurenai no Buta, 1992)

    "Magnificently Entertaining" – Robert Koehler, Variety 
     
    From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a dazzling aerial adventure set in and above the scenic port towns of the Adriatic Sea.
     
    “Porco Rosso” is a world-weary flying ace-turned-bounty-hunter, whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell. When he infuriates a band of sky pirates with his heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a hotshot American rival, to get rid of him. But with the help of the teenage girl Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and a sultry lounge singer named Gina, Porco takes to the skies for what may be his final high-flying showdown.
     
    Bonus Features
    ●       Exclusive Booklet
    ●       Feature-Length Storyboards
    ●       Behind The Microphone
    ●       Interview With Goro Miyazaki
    ●       10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
    ●       Speech And Press Conference From Hayao Miyazaki
    ●       Yokohama Featurette
    ●       Music Video
    ●       Original Theatrical Trailers

     

     Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi • Tetsuro Sayama • GNDHDDT
     FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (コクリコ坂から, Kokuriko-zaka Kara, 2011)
     
    "Frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see" – Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
     
    From the legendary Studio Ghibli (SPIRITED AWAY) comes another animated triumph, directed by Goro Miyazaki and based on a screenplay by Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki.
     
    Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun – but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff, and Anton Yelchin.
     
    Bonus Features
    ●       Exclusive Booklet
    ●       Feature-Length Storyboards
    ●       Behind The Microphone
    ●       Interview With Goro Miyazaki
    ●       10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
    ●       Speech And Press Conference From Hayao Miyazaki
    ●       Yokohama Featurette
    ●       Music Video
    ●       Original Theatrical Trailers
     

     About GKIDS
     
    GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 12 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with THE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA in 2012, ERNEST & CELESTINE in 2014, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA and SONG OF THE SEA in 2015, BOY AND THE WORLD and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE in 2016, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI in 2017, THE BREADWINNER in 2018, MIRAIi in 2019, and WOLFWALKERS in 2021. GKIDS handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions. www.gkids.com
     
    About Shout! Factory
     
    Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

     

     

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