Film

Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday, feat Daisy Ridley, hits blu-ray this summer

Japan’s Studio Ghibli animated hit “Only Yesterday” will release on blu-RAY this summer. The film will be available on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD starting on July 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) this classic, exquisitely hand-drawn coming-of-age story has been certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and the film offers insightful bonus features including stunning storyboards and several in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast and crew.

Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko (Ridley) decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio (Patel), she wonders if she’s been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Deftly switching between past and present, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s most revered animation studios.

From Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and Producer Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now – in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Fans of Studio Ghibli can pre-order the new release on popular retail sites like Amazon.com.