Warner Bros To Release Live-Action Black Butler Movie on Blu-ray and DVD Next Month


Following on from the limited theatrical run of the live-action Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) movie Warner Bros have announced that they will also be releasing the film on Blu-ray within the UK.

According to a report on Blu-ray.com Warner Bros will be releasing the film as a steelbook blu-ray, as well as a standard edition DVD, on the 23rd February 2015, which isn’t that far a way, whereby it will contain the entire film presented in High Definition with Japanese and English Subtitles. No bonus materials have been mentioned but we can assume that ‘at least’ a trailer will be included (or i should say i hope so).

Here is a synopsis of what you can expect from the film, if you haven’t seen it already:

Mummified dead bodies of various dignitaries from around the world are being discovered, a mysterious tarot card left beside them at the scene. The world is headed towards chaos… Kiyoharu is the young head of the Genpo noble family, owners of a massive toy manufacturing enterprise. He also functions as a secret watchdog for the Queen, a service that his family has provided for generations. The Queen orders Kiyoharu to solve the mummification incidents, and he starts to investigate. He is supported by his perfect butler, Sebastian, who is actually a demon.

Kiyoharu has been hiding his true female identity since his parents’ tragic death 10 years earlier. In return for perfect service to his master in public and private, Sebastian will receive his master’s soul after Kiyoharu achieves revenge for the murder of his parents. Who is really behind the serial mummification deaths? Will Kiyoharu finally find out who killed his/her parents?

The live-action movie of Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) is slightly different to the manga or anime series, as it not only takes place within a modern era but features a female protagonist; either way the film will be released as a steelbook Blu-ray, and standard edition DVD, on the 23rd February 2015 within the UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

One Response to Warner Bros To Release Live-Action Black Butler Movie on Blu-ray and DVD Next Month

  1. Pingback: Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno to be released onto Blu-ray and DVD in April within the UK | AnimeBlurayUK

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