Date: 2019 March 14 20:21
Posted by Joe
The good folks from anime distributors Anime Limited have announced that they'll be releasing an Ultimate Edition of Satoshi Kon's psychological thriller Perfect Blue. Anime Limited normally have different grades of releases, for them a collectors edition generally has a nice artbook and maybe a soundtrack, all nicely packaged in a special box of some kind. While to earn the badge of ultimate edition, they generally go a lot further. This release includes a 48 page companion book, the complete storyboard book (which is a huge 384 pages), plus a CD soundtrack. Both books are A4 size which means the box will also be A4 size.
They've also included a new remaster of Perfect Blue on blu-ray. Anime Limited say "this Blu-ray is different as it's a brand new remaster of the film! This remaster - which you won't have seen in any cinema or other home video release before - improves on the overall visual quality of the film, giving you a new viewing experience that really show off its direction and composition as is befitting of such an important film."
The release is due out on Monday 29th April 2019.
The set retails for £99.99, but is exclusive to Anime Limited and Zavvi who both have it pre-order for £89.99.
Pre-order from Zavvi.com
Pre-order from Anime Limited
If you're curious about this amazing classic you can read our review of the 2017 cinema screening too.