Millennium Actress Blu-ray/DVD
About Millennium Actress Blu-ray/DVD
Millennium Actress is an anime film directed by Satoshi Kon.
Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon's (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work, Millennium Actress.When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.
Boasting countless awards, including the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Millennium Actress is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 87
- Year Created: 2001
- Release Date: 12/10/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Kon's most accessible film with a new (and unfortunately imperfect) dub.
by Jon Turner
MILLENNIUM ACTRESS is arguably Satoshi Kon's most accessible film. Considering how much I enjoyed PERFECT BLUE and PAPRIKA, that's saying a lot. This is thankfully less intense and far less disturbing than the other two, and instead focuses on telling a story that not only inspires deep emotion but also doubles as a roller coaster ride through different periods. Kon, as always, manages to break down the barriers between the two dimensions, creating an often trippy experience. Available primarily as a subbed DVD, a new dub has been produced for this BD release. Unfortunately it's a mixed bag. On one hand the performances are all very well done by everyone involved, with no major weak turns. On the other hand, the lip sync is very inconsistent. Some lines are perfectly timed, but others feel distractingly off. If it weren't for that the dub would have scored much higher. Otherwise, though this film earns my highest rating. It's a must see, whether you're an Anime fan or not.