Liz and the Blue Bird Blu-ray/DVD
About Liz and the Blue Bird Blu-ray/DVD
Liz and the Blue Bird is an anime film from director Naoko Yamada.
Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. Mizore is shy and soft-spoken, while her best friend Nozomi is outgoing. The two girls grow closer as they practice for their last duet before graduating, a piece called “Liz And The Blue Bird.” However, the impending separation may be more than their friendship can handle. Interspersed with their story is the fantasy tale of Liz, who like Mizore, seeks a friendship that may be too hard to hold onto in this beautiful coming-of-age story.
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Music, School Life
- Age Rating: 10+
- Run Time: 90
- Year Created: 2018
- Release Date: 3/5/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Disservice to a great movie (blu ray release by Shout Factory/Eleven Arts)
The movie itself is wonderful, so I recommend giving it a shot. However the lackluster Japanese audio track of the blu-ray release is disappointing, especially for a movie focused around music performance quality. I thought I was crazy at first but even the PV on the Kyoani YouTube channel has better sound quality when comparing. It won't be noticeable however unless you're familiar with the original Japan release, so it's passable for watching. For anyone expecting the same outstanding quality as the Japan release though you will be extremely disappointed and it will lower the overall experience of the viewing significantly! Not sure the reason. Could be since it offers 5.1 DTS-HD sound setting rather than DTS Headphone X, but what's the deal with YouTube then since that should be the worst of them... Anyway just wanted caution everyone- especially with the upcoming release of A Silent Voice, another movie with phenomenal sound that's likely to suffer from the same issue.
A great experience for fans and newcomers
I picked this one up before even realizing it’s based off of Sound! Euphonium. Having not seen or read any of that, I thought that I would be pretty lost during this movie, but honestly, it works fine as a standalone film. I probably would feel a better overall experience and impact knowing about these characters and their world, but even without that, I still felt connected with the story and enjoyed it for what it was. It is a slower paced movie, but because of that, you get to take in all the sights and sounds that it has to offer, which reminds me of Ghibli movies. And the English dub is pretty good as well. One thing that bothered me is that there were no special features, not even trailers. But in all, I enjoyed this movie and would recommend it to anyone, even if you’ve seen the source material or not.