September 14, 2020

GKIDS UNBOXED: “Weathering With You”

Available on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and Limited Edition Steelbook

Welcome back to GKIDS Unboxed! Today, we’ll be taking a look at Weathering With You, the latest masterpiece from Makoto Shinkai, the director of the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name.

Fleeing from his troubled home life, Hodaka escapes to Tokyo, which has been suffering seemingly endless rain. The only person capable of clearing the skies is the fabled “Sunshine Girl,” who can control the weather with a single prayer. But when Hodaka finds Hina, a real-life weather maiden, he discovers that her incredible powers come with a heavy price.

The standard Blu-ray DVD combo pack contains a copy of the film on both Blu-ray and DVD, presented in crystal clear DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound, so you won’t miss a beat of the film’s moving soundtrack from the hit band RADWIMPS.

You also have a choice of viewing the film in its original Japanese, or the English dub, which is backed by an all-star voice cast including Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy), Alison Brie (“GLOW”, The Lego Movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A star Wars Story, Venom). Subtitle tracks include English, English SDH, French, and Spanish language options as well.  

Both discs in the Blu-ray DVD combo pack feature a host of bonus features, giving you exclusive insight into the production, and release of Weathering With You, with interviews with director Makoto Shinkai. And whether you’re a returning Shinkai fan, or this is your first time experiencing the auteur’s work, an additional featurette takes a deep dive into his filmography, connecting the themes and artistry behind each film.

Interview with Makoto Shinkai

Can’t get enough behind the scenes insights? Exclusive to the Blu-ray is an hour-long talk show where Makoto Shinkai sheds light on early drafts of the script, shares his thoughts on the film’s major themes, and breaks down some of the most memorable scenes and details frame-by-frame. You’ll also see rare behind-the-scenes footage of Shinkai and his team as they lay the essential groundwork for the film.

In addition to the Blu-ray DVD combo pack, Weathering With You is also available in a Limited Edition Steelbook version. The perfect copy for a true Shinkai fan, the Limited Edition Steelbook contains the Blu-ray and DVD in a gorgeous, sleek metal case with detailed art throughout the packaging. Bonus materials include all the special features on the Blu-ray DVD combo pack, so nobody has to miss out on all that Weathering With You has to offer.

Still curious about Weathering With You? For an even closer look, check out our full unboxing below! 


Weathering With You available on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and Limited Edition Steelbook, and the Collector’s Edition with 4K UHD is out on November 17.

Bonus Features:
– Interview with Director Makoto Shinkai
– Exploring Makoto Shinkai’s Filmography
– “Weather Front” Featurette
– Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yumiko Udo**
– Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
**Exclusive to the Blu-ray and Steelbook

Audio: English, Japanese, and English Descriptive Video Service
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish, French


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