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Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Mind Game’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

GKIDS and Shout! Factory will release cult hit from the director of ‘Lu Over the Wall’ and ‘Night is Long, Walk on Girl’ on August 28.

LOS ANGELES – The provocative cult hit Mind Game, from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Lu Over the Wall; Night is Long, Walk on Girl) will be released in a Blu-ray + DVD combo on August 28, 2018 by GKIDS and Shout! Factory, with bonus features including director’s commentary and a feature-length film animatic.

Yuasa’s first feature film, Mind Game is a boundary-pushing tale that embodies the 1960s and 70s acid animation. The rarely seen film comes to the U.S. for the first time with this release.

Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride in this gloriously colorful and unconstrained cult classic. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God -- shown as a series of rapidly changing characters -- tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.

Bonus Features:

  • Gallery: Background Designs
  • Gallery: Character Designs
  • Gallery: Mechanics and Props
  • Film Animatic (feature length) – Blu-ray exclusive
  • Scenes with Director’s Commentary
  • Trailer

Source: GKIDS/Shout! Factory