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'Girl Without Hands' Comes Feb. 20 to Blu-ray

GKIDS, Shout! Factory release will include short films by director Sébastien Laudenbach. 

Sébastien Laudenbach's 'The Girl Without Hands' will be released Feb. 20 in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.

LOS ANGELES -- The acclaimed animated feature The Girl Without Hands will be released Feb. 20 in a Blu-ray and DVD combo from GKIDS and Shout! Factory, with bonus features including several of director Sébastien Laudenbach’s short films.

The Girl Without Hands is the feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic.

Hand-painted with lush, evocative details and featuring the voices of Anaïs Demoustier (The New Girlfriend) and Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War), the film premiered in the ACID section at Cannes, was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the César Awards, and won the Jury Prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival.

A captivating tale of survival, The Girl Without Hands tells the story of a young woman who is sold to the devil in return for a river of gold. She is so pure of heart that she is able to elude him, but not before losing her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light … but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the devil devises a plan of his own. 

Bonus features include:

  • The Making of The Girl Without Hands 
  • Interview with Sébastien Laudenbach
  • Short films by Sébastien Laudenbach
  • Theatrical trailer

Source: Shout! Factory, GKIDS

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