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Tales from Earthsea UK DVD release details

Date: 2007 December 13 17:04

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We've received details from Optimum Releasing about their UK DVD release of Tales from Earthsea. The 2 disc edition is due for release on 28th January 2008. The DVDs feature the English dubbed and Japanese subtitled version of the film, with the second DVD containing all the bonus features, include a making of, an NTV special, a behind the microphone and a trailer reel. You can read our review of Tales from Earthsea here.

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Press release as follows:

Tales from Earthsea UK DVD



"Visually stunning...An epic creation pitched against a backdrop of vividly hued, sweeping landscapes.
A true gem from the Miyazaki dynasty."
i-D Magazine

Directed Goro Miyazaki

Based on the novels by Ursula Le Guin

From Studio Ghibli, the team that brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, comes Tales From Earthsea, which marks the directorial debut of Goro Miyazaki, son of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away). Featuring the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe and Matt Levin, Tales From Earthsea is based on the unique series of books by Ursula Le Guin. This enchanting story takes place in a fantasy world of dragons and wizards. A ship is tossed by a raging sea and two dragons appear from the storm clouds, only to devour each other. This is seen to be a terrible omen that the very balance of the world is collapsing and sets Sparrowhawk (Timothy Dalton), a wizard, on his quest to find the source of the evil forces that are shaking the world.

Disc 1 Extras: English Dub or Japanese with English Subtitles / Storyboards

Disc 2 Extras: Making Of / Trailers (11 mins) / NTV Special (44 mins) / Behind the Microphone (47 mins) / Studio Ghibli trailer reel

Tech Specs:
Cert: PG
Feat. Running Time: 115 mins approx
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1
Cat No: OPTD1083
Japanese with English Subtitles / English Dub
RRP: £19.99

Source: Optimum Releasing
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