Sony Spices Up Blu-ray Line-Up With Anime Title 'Paprika'

Posted Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 12:23 PM PDT by

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced it will release the anime title 'Paprika' this November.

Directed by Satoshi Kon ('Perfect Blue,' 'Tokyo Godfathers'), 'Paprika' is based on a 1991 story by legendary Japanese writer Yasutaka Tsutsui about a beautiful young psychotherapist whose alter-ego enters people's dreams in order to understand their subconscious thoughts.

Hailed by critics, the film enjoyed a long run in limited US theatrical release, first hitting theaters in late May of this year, and was still playing on sixteen screens as recently as last weekend.

Building on the film's strong momentum, Sony today announced a cross-format bow for 'Paprika' on Blu-ray and standard-def DVD for November 27.

Complete audio/video specs weren't available at press time, but the Blu-ray release is set to carry over four featurettes from the standard-def release, plus several high-def exclusives, including storyboard comparisons, animatics and photo galleries.

'Paprika' will be Sony's second Anime title to be released on Blu-ray, following 'Tekkonkinkreet,' which is due to hit stores September 25.

Sony has set a $38.96 list price for 'Paprika.'

As always, you'll find the latest disc details for 'Paprika' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule under November 27, where joins Warner's previously-announced 'The Omega Man.'

We've also set up a dedicated thread for discussion of this upcoming title in our forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Paprika' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Paprika (Blu-ray)
Tekkon Kinkreet (Blu-ray)
The Omega Man (Blu-ray)
Tags: Sony, High-Def Anime (all tags)