Tokyo Godfathers DVD details

Columbia-Tristar sent out a press release yesterday detailing the specs for the upcoming DVD release of Tokyo Godfathers.
Culver City, CA (February 23, 2004) -- From the highly acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress) comes the visually and emotionally stunning urban fable about human decency among the down-and-out, TOKYO GODFATHERS. The meticulously drawn, Capra-esque tale of adventure, love and redemption will debut on DVD on April 13, 2004, from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

It’s Christmas Eve in Tokyo. Three homeless people - alcoholic Gin, drag queen Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki - discover an abandoned baby in a pile of garbage. Rather than turn the infant over to the police, the trio decide instead to find the baby’s parents themselves. Following the only clue they have, a locker key, the three godfathers embark on a surprising journey of danger, humor and excitement. And in the process, they revisit their own haunted pasts and learn to face their future.

Produced by the world-renowned animation studio Mad House (X, Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll), TOKYO GODFATHERS is the third feature-length anime from cutting-edge director Satoshi Kon, two-time winner at the Fanta-Asia Film Festival (Best Asian Film, Perfect Blue, 1997; Best Animation Film, Millennium Actress, 2001) and 2004 Annie nominee for Best Director & Best Writer (Millennium Actress).

TOKYO GODFATHERS will be available as a single disc widescreen DVD for the SLP of $26.96 and includes both an exclusive making-of featurette and a freestanding Satoshi Kon character illustration postcard.

· Animax Making of Featurette
· Exclusive Satoshi Kon character illustration postcard
· 16 x 9 Widescreen Presentation
· Theatrical Trailer
· Audio: Japanese 5.1
· Subtitles: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
· Bonus Trailers

Rated PG-13
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Widescreen DVD Catalog #02814
SLP: $26.96

Artwork is available at

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