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    Added on: 7/1/2018 16:31
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    Sword of the Stranger - Collector's Edition

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 103 minutes
    Retail Price: £29.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    "With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, this classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time.

    Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty's aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase.

    When Kotaro's dog is poisoned, the nameless stranger reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru's life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and the Stranger must face his past before a horrible fate is met again."

    Contains the film on Blu-Ray and DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.

    Special Features:
    Presented in a rigid case, with a digipack to hold the discs. Also included is a 40-page materials booklet.

    On-Disc extras (all exclusive to Blu-ray disc only): Making Of, Japanese Cast Interview, Pilot, TV and Cinema Trailers.

    Video Tracks:
    1.78:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround English
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Masahiro Ando

    Written By:

    Tomoya Nagase
    Yuri Chinen
    Kouichi Yamadera
    Naoto Takenaka
    Ai Orikasa
    Akio Ohtsuka
    Maaya Sakamoto
    Aidan Drummond
    Michael Adamthwaite
    Brian Dobson
    Hiro Kanagawa
    Ken Kramer
    Scott McNeil

    Music From:
    Naoki Sato

    Director of Photography:
    Yohei Miyahara

    Masahiko Minami

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