Earlier today, Eleven Arts announced that they will release Millennium Actress on home video in North America. Shout! Factory will ship the feature on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 19, with a suggested retail price of $26.99 USD.
The release will include both the subtitled and dubbed versions of the film.
Millennium Actress is an original project from late filmmaker Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika). Kon directed and co-wrote the film at Madhouse, with Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Kino’s Journey) serving as a co-writer. Kon and Takeshi Honda (Blue Submarine No.6, Den-Noh Coil) collaborated on character designs.
The picture made its theatrical début on January 3, 2001. The film was originally released in North America by Sony Pictures in 2003. Eleven Arts gave the film a two-day theatrical run on August 13 (subtitled) and August 19 (dubbed).
Eleven Arts describes Millennium Actress as:
Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work, Millennium Actress. 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. Boasting countless awards, including the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, Millennium Actress is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.
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