Mamoru Hosoda’s recent film “Belle” has just wrapped up being in theaters and now Gkids have recently announced dates for when the movie will be out on DVD/Blu-Ray and streaming. Belle will be released on Bluray/DVD and a Target exclusive steelbook on May 17th, and digital download-to-own on May 3rd.
Nominated for five Annie Awards including Best Independent Feature, Belle is now available for pre-order on GKids, RightStuf, Shout!, Amazon, Walmart, and Target. The digital release will be available for purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon Streaming (separate videos for sub and dub), and Vudu. If you order from Shout! Factory, the Blu-ry will include an exclusive 18″ x 24″ folded poster while supplies last.
All releases will include the original Japanese and the English dub. The running time for the movie is 122 minutes. The Blu-ray + DVD Combo pack bonus features include:
- The Making of BELLE*
- A Conversation with Director Mamoru Hosoda
- The Music of BELLE
- Hosoda Draws BELLE
- Finding the Voice of Belle
- Scene Breakdowns
- Mamoru Hosoda at Animation is Film
- Design Gallery*
- Kylie McNeill Performs “Gales of Song”*
*Only available on the Blu-ray disc
Here is the description provided by Gkids:
Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into the online persona of Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
Here is the trailer in English dub language: