REVIEW: MISS HOKUSAI
OVERVIEW: Recipient of the Jury Prize at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and nominated for an Annie Award® for Best Animated Independent Feature, Miss Hokusai is a visually resplendent and soulful portrait of a female artist in 19th century Japan as the age of the samurai draws to a close. Certified 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and featuring stunning visuals, the film and its beautiful animation is being praised by critics as "Extraordinary! Enchanting and thought-provoking" (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times). Miss Hokusai will be available to own on Digital HD on February 21, 2017 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 7, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS.
SYNOPSIS: From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell), comes a remarkable story of the daughter behind one of history's most famous artists. As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently, creating the paintings sold under her father's name. Shy in public, in the studio O-Ei is brash and uninhibited. Seeking to come into her own as an artist, O-Ei sets out into the bustling city of Edo (present-day Tokyo), where she encounters spirits, dragons, courtesans, and rival artists. With exceptional craftsmanship, story-telling and emotional depth, Miss Hokusai is "Gorgeous! A small poetic wonder!" (Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 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 subtitles.
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Japanese DTS-HD Audio 5.1
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The Making of Miss Hokusai – This feature-length documentary provides an in-depth look at the journey to create Miss Hokusai