Posted Mon Mar 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The animated fantasy classic is getting a new HD transfer and Blu-ray this summer.
In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory is preparing to release 'The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition' on Blu-ray on June 9.
Showcasing the latest hi-definition restoration of the uncut film, endorsed by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition is brought to life with exquisite detail never before seen, to ensure the most satisfying film viewing experience for all fans, old and young alike. The release also comes loaded with brand new bonus features, including an audio commentary with Peter S. Beagle, Michael Chase Walker, Connor Cochran, Terri Kempton and Travis Ashmore; “Highlights from The Last Unicorn Worldwide Screening Tour with Peter S. Beagle,” the featurette True Magic: The Story of The Last Unicorn, and animated storyboards, as well as the original theatrical trailer.
“When I wrote The Last Unicorn I had no idea that my story would someday have so many devoted fans. I am pleased beyond words that the staff at Shout! Factory are among them, and that they were so concerned with Getting Things Right. The 'Enchanted Edition' is the best home video version of The Last Unicorn ever, and I am thrilled to share it with the world." said author Peter S. Beagle.
Based on the worldwide bestselling novel by Hugo-Award winning author Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn boasts an all-star vocal cast, featuring the talents of Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), Mia Farrow (The Purple Rose of Cairo), Angela Lansbury (Nanny McPhee) and Rene Auberjonois (The Little Mermaid), as well as unforgettable original music by Jimmy Webb, performed by the band America, and animation by the Japanese artists who later became the core of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away).
Whether revisiting a childhood favorite or discovering this heartwarming story for the first time, The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition is a timeless tale of love, regret, and the power of friendship that is perfect for fans of all ages.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under June 9.
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