Studio Ghibli Classic ‘Spirited Away’ Collector’s Edition Hits Blu-ray In November

Hayao Miyazaki’s classic animated feature Spirited Away will receive a collector’s edition release on November 12 via Shout! Factory, Studio Ghibli and GKIDS. Details on the limited edition Blu-ray release are featured below.

 

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Cheech Marin Reflects On Chaplinesque Approach To ‘Born in East LA’

One of the wonderful aspects of co-hosting Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars is getting movie recommendations from actors and filmmakers. During The Lion King press junket, Cheech Marin talked about Born in East L.A., and if you want to hear some archived Marin audio, take a listen below!

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Blu-Ray Pick: ‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Takes Unflinching Look At Iconic Filmmaker

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is a refreshingly candid look at the acclaimed filmmaker’s process and life. Though relatively short, this documentary succeeds as an immersive and impactful look at Miyakazki’s determination to keep moving forward.

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Acclaimed Anime Flick ‘A Silent Voice’ Hits Blu-Ray In April

A Silent Voice, an anime feature directed by Naoko Yamada (Liz and the Blue Bird, Tamako Love Story), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download April 2 from Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. The project is based on Yoshitoki Oima’s critically acclaimed manga.

 

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‘CinemAddicts’ Episode 88: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Clovehitch Killer,’ And ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Widows, directed by Steve McQueen and headlined by Viola Davis, is Anderson Cowan’s most anticipated film of this year, so obviously that’s ther lead of our title. But wait, there’s more! I absolutely loved The Clovehitch Killer and this episode features a bit of insight into Anderson’s screenwriting process and his love for the David Lynch flick Wild at Heart!!

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Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Eagles of Death Metal
Directed by Colin Hanks, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) centers on the band’s return to Paris in February 2016, three months after the attack at Bataclan Theatre. The 84-minute documentary is a candid look at how the group, obviously still reeling from the tragedy, united to put music and their fans (and family) at the forefront.

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Blu-ray Pick: ‘The Moderns’ (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino)

"The Moderns" - Shout! Factory
I went to Paris as a kid with my folks and vowed to return to the City of Lights. That dream has yet to come to fruition and the closest thing I’ve come to returning is via reading A Moveable Feast and watching Before Sunset over and over again. Shout Select’s Blu-ray of The Moderns also did the trick, and having not seen an Alan Rudolph film in years (Afterglow, Trixie), it was time well spent.

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Film Review: “In This Corner of the World” (Dir. Sunao Katabuchi)

It’s natural to look at tragedies from a hardened, statistical point of view, and thankfully the animated feature In This Corner of the World gives us a personal look at the bombing of Hiroshima. Seen through the eyes of a young woman named Suzu Urano, In This Corner of the World is both heartbreaking and inspiriting, evoking the storytelling spirit of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) and Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story).

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wakefield’ (Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner)

Wakefield
Released earlier this month via Shout! Factory, Wakefield features a stunning performance from Bryan Cranston. I didn’t get a chance to talk about the film on the August episode of CinemAddicts. My review of Wakefield is below, and I’ll also be including this disc for my latest Giveaway. So stay tuned!!

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