REVIEW: ONLY YESTERDAY
OVERVIEW: From Japan's acclaimed Studio Ghibli comes Only Yesterday, a moving visual masterpiece debuting on Blu-ray™ combo pack and DVD on July 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) this classic, exquisitely hand-drawn coming-of-age story has been called "magical" by Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times and "A rare and powerful film…truly timeless" by Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly. Certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Only Yesterday will wow fans on Blu-ray™ and DVD with insightful bonus features including stunning storyboards and several in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast and crew.
SYNOPSIS: Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko (Ridley) decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio (Patel), she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Deftly switching between past and present, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world's most revered animation studios. From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and Producer Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now - in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English DTS Audio 2.0, Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
English SDH, English, French
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Feature-Length Storyboards – Feature-length storyboards created by the artists of Only Yesterday.
The Making of Only Yesterday
– Go behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli as Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki and others work to create this timeless film.
Behind the Scenes with the Voice Cast – Join Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel and Ashley Eckstein as they share what it was like to voice their characters in Only Yesterday.
Interview with English Dub Team
– The English dub production team talks about what it took to create Only Yesterday's new English version.
Trailers and TV Spots
– See the original Japanese theatrical trailer and TV advertisements for Only Yesterday.