Porco Rosso & From Up on Poppy Hill Coming to SteelBook!

16 Jul

Studio Ghibli Announces First Fully CGI Film | Game RantRelease Date:
September 21, 2021 

Anyone who have been collecting the SteelBook™ releases of GKIDS’ Studio Ghibli collection will be happy to know two new titles have been added! These companies and Shout! Factory (the distributor) are working together to release Porco Rosso and From Up On Poppy Hill next. This limited edition series offers a sharp looking way to proudly show off a fan’s love for this animation house’s works!

These two films are now part of the library of works which also includes Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbour 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 & the Witch.

The contents include a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack and a booklet with select pieces of art and statements from the filmmakers. The bonus features are mostly recycled material from previous releases, and the details are down below:

From the Press Release:

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 Toshio Suzuki
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

Porco Rosso is available to pre-order on Amazon USA

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

From Up on Poppy Hill is available to preorder on Amazon USA

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