Patema Inverted Blu-ray

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SKU: 025192245749

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About Patema Inverted Blu-ray

The multiple-award winning Patema Inverted comes to North America!

Princess Patema lives in an underground world, but one day tumbles headlong into a void and out into the wide open world above the surface. Age is a student on this surface world when he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree. He pulls her down to safety, struggling to keep her earthbound. Together they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces and set out to discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.

Special Features: Interview with Director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Interviews with Original Japanese Voice Cast, At the Premiere with Director and Cast, Audio Commentary with Director and Voice Actors, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Publisher: CINEDIGM
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 98
  • Year Created: 2013
  • Release Date: 11/11/2014
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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Patema Inverted Review :)

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i enjoyed the movie a lot. I'm a huge fan miyazaki films and several other animes, and this has to be one of my favorites. There's a lot of interesting twists as you go through the movie, and some i felt skeptical about, but even so it was an interesting idea. it's better when you forget about the laws of nature and just assume they are in an alternate universe. there's very little to complain about the plot, other than a few plot holes. i've noticed other people complained that it's a little slow, but i think it's the perfect amount of time; movies nowadays are kind of on the fast side and try to fit too much in within an hour an a half, and this slows down at parts to look at the beautiful images these people imagined up for us. in a way,

Wonderfully Imaginative

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I picked this up a bit out of random and was very happy with the beautiful animation, voice overs, and story.

Ideas like gravity inversion take me back to my childhood of cloud gazing and letting my imagination run wild. This is the kind of movie I would want to show my family to ease them into the world of Anime. :)

Empathy Amidst Opposing Gravities

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In Patema Inverted (the BD ver worked fine), the enclosed yet welcoming underground homes, depicted in greens/oranges/reds, contrast strongly with the open yet stifling surface city of Aiga, dominated by dreary grey/white exteriors. However, one similarity is shared by both: the restriction of individual freedom in order to preserve the status quo.

The storyboards take advantage of the opposite gravities that the two civilizations experience by inverting the scenes, thereby transforming familiar spaces into alien ones, and vice versa. As a result, Age and Patema are able to empathize with each other over the fear of falling; of the inexorable pull of the world; of the loss of character agency. This feeds into the symbolic importance of them holding onto each other – this symbolizes mutual trust: so long as they don’t give up on the other, then they won’t fall to their deaths. Better yet, they are able to fly, reach new places and attain courage. Together, they are able to live.