Date: 2017 July 20 12:26
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Studio Canal have just sent us details the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of The Red Turtle. It's due out in the UK on Monday 25th September 2017.
The movie is produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit who was head hunted especially for the film with Isao Takahata acting as artistic director.
You can read our review of The Red Turtle and our interview with the director.
To be honest this movie is amazing. There's no dialogue, so you won't need to watch it subbed or dubbed. It's very intelligent, it's well animated, it doesn't talk down to you. Given the choice you can watch a few episodes of a long running shonen series or you can spend the time watching something that'll get you thinking.
There subtle things in this film, although there's no real dialogue apart from the occasional grunt, moan or the main character going "heeeeeeeeeeeeey", the attention to detail is stunning. They decided to record the sound of the characters breathing to make it feel more real. Repeat viewings will make you notice details you didn't spot first time around.
As always you can pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.
Press release as follows:
Studio Ghibli Presents:
The Red Turtle
ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 18th SEPTEMBER 2017
ON DVD AND DOUBLE PLAY (BLU-RAY & DVD) 25th SEPTEMBER 2017