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●INTERVIEW● OTOMO on MEMORIES


The Japanese TV channel BS2 will broadcast MEMORIES this month, the omnibus project released 10 years ago that concludes with the short film CANNON FODDER「大砲の街」 directed by Otomo himself. This short film stablishes some visual and narrative style that Otomo will continue developing in his next film STEAMBOY. Here Otomo's insights on Memories.

●DVD● STEAMBOY MEMORIAL BOX (スチームボーイ メモリアルBOX)







Bandai Visual has released a MEMORIAL BOX of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: STEAMBOY (スチームボーイ). The box includes the movie on DVD and three bonus discs: SteamBoy Archives, The Making Of SteamBoy and The Sound of SteamBoy. A 36 page booklet is also included. Katsuhiro Otomo's drawing that were used in the main box and in the posters and sticker that were use to promote the release of the box, are collected in the pages 18-20 of the book KABA 2


BOX DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2005-IV-14
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 4xDVD9 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Japanese
Duration: 396 min. incl. bonus content
Retail price: ¥10,290
Catalogue number: BCBA-2144

AVAILABILITY

Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/H0Uk3J
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2pDIF30
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2y9DcWm
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2E54Ucq
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2OHNjet
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2O9TOY9
Amazon IT:-
Amazon ES:-


2 DISC JAPANESE EDITION

The bonus disc contains the SteamBoy Archives from the Memorial Box. Includes an 8-page booklet.

DVD DETAILS:
Publisher: Bandai Visual
Release date: 2005-IV-14
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 2xDVD9 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Japanese
Duration: 184 min. incl. bonus content
Retail price: ¥3,990
Catalogue number: BCBA-2145

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: http://amzn.to/1aTRVjU
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1N19cPz
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1N19bLC
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1IEERQh
Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/1IEETaT
Amazon FR: http://amzn.to/1Pe7EQY
Amazon IT: -
Amazon ES: http://amzn.to/1Pe7EjZ

●DVD● ROUJIN Z HD Master Edition (老人Z HDマスター版)




Roujin Z (老人Z) was released today in DVD in a newly remastered edition from the HD 24P source that takes advance of the progressive video, offering a crispier image in selected DVD players and monitors. This animation movie directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (北久保 弘之) was released originally in Japan in 1991and it's an original story by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) who was as well in charge of the script and the mechanical designs that featured in the movie. Those designs are collected in the pages 110 to 115 of the art book KABA 2. The story was also adapted to manga with the title ZeD.

Official site: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Animation/roujinz/index.html


DVD DETAILS

Publisher: Aniplex (アニプレックス)
Released date: 2005-IV-13

Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 1.78:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 & Mono
Subtitles: Japanese
Runing time:80 min
Retail price: ¥ 4,900
Catalogue number: ANSB-7220



AVAILABILITY


Amazon JP:  http://amzn.to/1hYwEwG
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1a22hDC
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1a22h6A
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1O4coaj
Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/1FbYMs5
Amazon FR: http://amzn.to/1CuIVOa
Amazon IT:-
Amazon ES: http://amzn.to/1FbYDoI


OTHE JAPANESE EDITIONS

Roujin Z was released originaly on DVD in 1999:
ROUJIN Z (老人Z)