Millennium Actress (Blu-ray + DVD)
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- 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
- 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||Satoshi Kon|
|Screenwriting by||Sadayuki Murai & Satoshi Kon|
|Voice:||Miyoko Shoji, Mami Koyama & Fumiko Orikasa|
If you enjoy incredible storytelling and vibrant fantasy, this will assuredly provide an emotional experience. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- Given its complex array of fact, fiction, location, character and atmosphere, Millennium Actress is almost unimaginable in any other medium.
This is a screen trip that actually takes you someplace -- out of the world, around the world and straight to the heart of the world.
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
Rating: 3/4 -- This somewhat surreal animé import is unlikely to earn the same mainstream recognition as last year's Spirited Away, but it's certainly worth a look.
New York Daily News
...The film's matter-of-fact, realistic animation style makes a fitting contrast to the topsy-turvy nature of its narration....MILLENNIUM ACTRESS fascinatingly goes where films have not often gone before...
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 3/4 -- A haunting love story. Full Review
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.
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- Theatrical Release: September 12, 2003 (NY/LA)