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THE BOY AND THE BEAST – COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD & BLU-RAY

Here's what you'll find included in the exclusive Australian / New Zealand Collector's Edition DVD & Blu-ray release for THE BOY AND THE BEAST!

Beginning with the packaging, we’ve opted for a limited first run of slipcase editions for both DVD and Blu-ray.

Here they are!

 

Within the slipcase, you’ll find a clean slick with variant ‘Shibuya’ artwork on the front and rear.

Clean Outer

 

On the inner, exclusive illustrations taken from the Japanese release packaging.

Inner Illustratoins

 

Onto the discs!

Of course, in addition to the feature in both original Japanese with English subtitles and English dub – there are a stack of great additional special features.

First up is the main feature. A Making Of Documentary (43:42) that any fan of Hosoda’s works will relish.

 

Scene from The Boy and the Beast Collector's Edition 'Making of Documentary'

Hosoda’s vision, coming together.

 

Scene from The Boy and the Beast Collector's Edition 'Making of Documentary'

Discussing the film’s portrayal of Shibuya.

 

This is a detailed and eye-opening behind the scenes piece that covers the production inside and out –¬† featuring everything from location scouting and candid interviews with Hosoda himself and many Studio Chizu staff, right through to highly informative, ‘fly on the wall’ production footage (such as illustrating, storyboarding, editing, etc) and much, much more.

Scene from The Boy and the Beast Collector's Edition 'Making of Documentary'

Putting the film together using work in progress animation.

 

Scene from The Boy and the Beast Collector's Edition 'Making of Documentary'

Location scouting & research in and around Shibuya.

 

Next, we have a host of cool smaller features underneath the ‘Cast Interviews’ section.

These include:

– News Zero Spin-Off (26:29)

A ‘News Zero’ culture spin-off segment that goes behind the scenes at Studio Chizu with¬†The Boy and the Beast voice cast – Koji Yakusho (Kumatetsu) Aoi Miyazaki (Young Kyuta) – to focus on a variety of aspects of filmmaking and animation.

 

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Starting the tour.

 

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Working through dialog recording with Hosoda.

 

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The voice of Kumatetsu tries his hand at animation.

 

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The voice of Young Kyuta also puts her skills to the test. From the looks of it, both of them might have a back-up job waiting if they decide to get out of acting!

 

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You can’t animate an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

 

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The refined art of Japanese animation sound effects!

 

The Boy and the Beast Countdown Special: An Enchanting Story (7:11)

An extended pre-release interview with Koji Yakusho (Kumatetsu) and Aoi Miyazaki (Young Kyuta) regarding the process of making the film.

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Aoi Miyazaki discussing the anticipation of hearing the result of months of hard voice-over work.

 

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The two leads, working through lines.

 

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In the booth.

 

– Release Special (10:50)

Pre-release interviews and insights with the extended cast.

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Koji Yakusho offers the interviewer a directing gig.

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Individual voice performances are important, but crucially, the cast have to also work as a team.

 

– Event Video (19:50)

Cast and crew Q&As and footage from the June 15, 2015 ‘Completion Premiere’ advance screening at the Tokyo International Forum, the July 11th opening day Toho Cinemas gala event and the July 29th ‘Major Success’ celebration screening.

 

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Greeting the audience at the advance premiere screening.

 

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Wrapping up the celebration screening.

 

And finally, a variety of Japanese Promotional Videos, Trailers and TV Spots.

Including:

– International Animation Festival Special Promo (5:23)

An extended trailer to promote the film at international film festivals.

 

– Kumatetsu (5:14)

A promotional reel about The Beast, Kumatetsu.

 

– Kyuta (5:04)

A promotional reel about The Boy, Kyuta.

 

– Studio Chizu x Zip! Collaboration (5:39)

A look at a number of concept artworks, backgrounds and key scene animation details.

 

– Green Da Ka Ra Collaboration (1:58)

A number of Da Ka Ra brand Mugi and Green Tea drink tie-in commercials.

 

So, like what you see?

Pre-order The Boy and the Beast now!

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