Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years To Receive Limited Edition Blu-Ray Release in the UK from Third Window Films

UK based film distributor Third Window Films have announced that they will release Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years as a Limited Edition Blu-Ray on 17th October 2022 within the UK.

This Limited Edition Blu-Ray set, which is limited to 2000 copies, presented in digi-pack packaging and includes a booklet by Ren Scateni and Joseph Kime, will offer School in the Crosshairs, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Island Closest to Heaven and His Motorbike, Her Island on Blu-Ray with new High Definition transfers and English subtitles. The set will have an RRP of £79.99 (Amazon) and will be encoded Region B for UK, Australian and European Blu-Ray players.

Disc 1:
School in the Crosshairs ねらわれた学園  (1981)
Special Features: Selected audio commentary by Aaron Gerow, Interview with Chigumi Obayashi, Translation Notes by Owen Baron, Original Theatrical Trailer


Disc 2:
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time  時をかける少女  (1983)
Special Features: Archival interview with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Tomoyo Harada Story: Audition and Behind the Scenes, Music Video, Original Theatrical Trailer


Disc 3:
The Island Closest to Heaven  天国にいちばん近い島  (1984)
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Samm Deighan, Video Essay: “Obayashi – Femininity in Transition” by Robert Edwards, Original Theatrical Trailer


Disc 4:
His Motorbike, Her Island  彼のオートバイ、彼女の島 (1986)
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Tom Mes, Archival interview with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Original Theatrical Trailer

This will be the first time that each of the films have been released in the UK on Blu-Ray and is currently available to pre-order from Amazon UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock 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 Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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