Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts to Release Millennium Actress as a Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack and as a Digital Download

A gorgeous new restoration of the anime feature Millennium Actress will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and digital download on November 19, 2019 from Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Fans ordering directly from will receive a limited edition lithograph, available while supplies last.

Boasting countless awards and recognitions, including Grand Prize winner in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, Millennium Actress is a must see for anime fans of all ages. This release includes the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.

The incredible film from legendary director Satoshi Kon and anime Studio Madhouse is “a lovely Valentine to the golden age of Japanese filmmaking and an era of gentler, deeper feelings” (San Francisco Chronicle).

When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.

Special Features:

  • Masao Maruyama Full Interview
  • Taro Maki Full Interview
  • Laura Post (Eiko) Interview
  • Abby Trott (Young Chiyoko) Interview

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