This month and the next will see the UK theatrical releases for Studio Ponoc’s first feature-length anime film Mary and the Witch’s Flower by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty), and today the pre-orders for the official home video release are now available.
On 10th September 2018 the film will be available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and a limited edition Blu-ray Steebook. The film will be distributed by Altitude Film Distribution, known for releasing award-winning & nominated films Loving Vincent and Moonlight.
On-disc features listed include the following:
- NTV Special: Creating Mary and The Witch’s Flower
- A Special Conversation: SEKAI NO OWARI, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and Yoshiaki Nishimura
- Film Completion Press Conference
- Theatrical Promotional Movie
- Interview with the Filmmakers (Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura)
- TV Spots
Amazon also lists that an Audio Description will also be included with the release.
Plot Synopsis via Altitude
Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College — a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.
The UK theatrical release of Mary and the Witch’s Flower is on 10th April in Japanese with English subtitles and 4th May in English. You can book your tickets on the official website!