Millennium Actress (Blu-ray + DVD) PG

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Blu-ray Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 10, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Blu-ray/DVD Features:
    • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
    • Note: Interviews with the producers and voice talent
      • 1080p High-Definition
      • English SDH Subtitles
    • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
    • Audio:
      • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese
      • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Japanese
      • DTS HD Master Audio - English, Japanese
      • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Voice: , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh93%

Total Count: 56


User Ratings: 12,891
Co-writer/director Satoshi Kon's 2002 Millennium Actress comes close to achieving the highest artistry while delivering a bittersweet, deeply moving narrative. Full Review
KDHX (St. Louis)
Aug 14, 2019
Rating: B+ -- Anime has never been my cup of oolong. Or it wasn't until Satoshi Kon's bold, time-traveling sophomore feature, Millennium Actress. Full Review
Dallas Morning News
Oct 2, 2003
Rating: 3/4 -- Given its complex array of fact, fiction, location, character and atmosphere, Millennium Actress is almost unimaginable in any other medium.
Seattle Times
Oct 17, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- A special chance to see a stunning work of art... Full Review
Aug 9, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Disguises itself as a romance, but it's really a loving homage to Japanese history, as well as a comment on the nature of filmmaking and films. Full Review
Toronto Star
Sep 12, 2003
Lack of ambition is not one of the movie's problems.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Oct 3, 2003
A chase film that's chasing after films. All the world's a set as cinema and reality thrillingly blur in this second feature from Satoshi Kon. Full Review
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)
Feb 9, 2016

Product Description:

The creative love child of anime director Satoshi Kon and screenwriter Sadayuki Mura (PERFECT BLUE), MILLENNIUM ACTRESS recounts the legend of an actress named Chiyoko Fujiwara who mysteriously disappeared during her greatest moment of fame. Via a sweeping backdrop of historical and fictional events that breathlessly span time, Chiyoko relates her saga to a documentary filmmaker named Genya who has tracked the actress down to her remote hideaway. As the story unfolds, Chiyoko's personal history becomes inextricably intertwined with the characters she plays in the movies throughout her long career, all in pursuit of her first love, a political activist painter who left her only with a mysterious key that sets the whole story in motion. Along the way Chiyoko's quest is hampered by an older actress and a mysterious scarfaced man. Luckily, Genya and his sardonic cameraman find themselves swept up in the story also, and come to her rescue several times. It all may sound a little odd, and western audiences not used to anime's occasionally static style may take a few minutes to adjust, but once they do, countless rewards await: brilliant animation, a treasure trove of insight into Japan's history and film industry, and for anyone who's ever loved and lost, an almost assured shedding of many heartfelt tears.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 12, 2003 (NY/LA)

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