Tokyo Godfathers [videorecording] / Mad House Ltd
DVDs | distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | c2004 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD T ANIMATION)
Culver City, CA : distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Region 1, Dolby digital 5.1.
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish.
Title from container.
Voices: Toru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka, Seizô Katô, Hiroya Ishimaru, Ryûji Saikachi, Yûsaku Yara, Kyôko Terase.
Producer, Masao Maruyama ; screenplay, Satoshi Kon, Keiko Nobumoto ; directors, Shôgo Furuya, Satoshi Kon ; director of photography, Katsutoshi Sugai ; animation director, Ken'īchi Konishi ; art director, Nobutaka Ike ; editor, Takeshi Seyama ; music, Keiichi Suzuki ; character designer, Satoshi Kon, Ken'īchi Konishi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, violent images, languages and some sexual material.
The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They try to care for the infant themselves, and travel throughout the city in search of the baby's parents.
Special features: animax making of featurette ; theatrical trailer ; bonus trailers.
MW, 5-04; 3-06(add)
02814 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment