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The Red Turtle UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details

Date: 2017 July 20 12:26

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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

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Press release as follows:

Studio Ghibli Presents:
The Red Turtle


The Red Turtle

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the Oscar-nominated and highly acclaimed THE RED TURTLE – a deeply moving and uplifting story about the power of the human spirit – arrives on Digital Download on 18th September 2017 and on DVD and Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD) on 25th September 2017. Pre-order now.

Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production from Oscar-winning director Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter), THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds.

Bringing together the creative powers of Japan’s most beloved animation studio and the gentle sensibility of Dudok de Wit’s storytelling, the film is brought to life by Prima Linea’s stellar animation team, helmed by Disney veteran Jean-Christophe Lie (Zarafa, Tarzan, Hercules) and the beautiful, dialogue-less screenplay by award-winning French writer and director Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley, Bird People).

Release Details:

Certificate: PG
Running Time: 80 Minutes
Extras: The Secrets of The Red Turtle

Source: Studio Canal
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