'The Painting' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Tue Jun 4, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The acclaimed French animated film will arrive on Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, New Video Group has revealed 'The Painting' will be available on Blu-ray on August 27.

In this wry parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Chastised for her forbidden love for an Alldunn and shamed by her unadorned face, Halfie Claire runs away into the forest. Her beloved Ramo and best friend Lola journey after her, passing between the forbidden Death Flowers that guard the boundaries of the forest and arriving finally at the very edge of the painting where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter's studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world and in a feast for both the eyes and imagination, they explore first one picture and then another, attempting to discover just what the Painter has in mind for all his creations..

Specs have yet to be revealed, but the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will include: Making Of Featurette; Concept Art Slideshow; and U.S. Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Painting' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 27.

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The Painting (Blu-ray)
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