• Kubo and the Two Strings & The Boxtrolls Coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray w/ SteelBooks 02/28

    Posted Tue Dec 6, 2022 at 09:54 AM PST by
    Kubo and the Two Strings

    LAIKA and Shout Factory will be bringing the modern day animated classics Kubo and the Two Strings & The Boxtrolls to the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format on February 28 2023 with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Both films will also be available for purchase in limited SteelBooks.

    According to the press release, "The scrupulous remastering process for both titles was overseen by the team at LAIKA, led by LAIKA CEO (and Kubo and the Two Strings Director) Travis Knight, and Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Emerson, who pored over each film shot-by-shot, paying close attention to every last detail and color to present these groundbreaking films in the most dynamic format."

    "The use of Dolby Vision has made these films look more spectacular than ever before, with vivid colors and exacting picture quality, and with highlights brighter and essential dark elements darker, unleashing the full potential of HDR technology. The films were also mixed in Dolby Atmos spatial audio, bringing out more details and clarity in the sound, resulting in an even more immersive experience for fans."

    The four LAIKA 4K UHD titles (including the previously released Coraline and ParaNorman) will also available for digital purchase or rentals beginning December 13, 2022.

    Kubo and the Two Strings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Kubo and the Two Strings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Kubo and the Two Strings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

    Kubo and the Two Strings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. The film follows clever, kindhearted Kubo as he ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument - Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

    Special Features:

    • Feature-Length Storyboards
    • Inside LAIKA -Revisiting the Puppets with LAIKA’s Animation Team
    • Inside LAIKA—Confronting the Epic Challenges of Kubo and the Two Strings 
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Producer Travis Knight
    • “Kubo’s Journey”
    • Original Featurettes


    The Boxtrolls - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    The Boxtrolls - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Boxtrolls - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The Boxtrolls - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The Boxtrolls

    This comedic fable unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

    Special Features:

    • Inside LAIKA - Discovering the Characters of The Boxtrolls with Never-Before-Seen Test Footage
    • Inside LAIKA - Revisiting the Puppets with LAIKA’s Animation Team
    • Feature-Length Storyboards
    • Foreword by Ramin Zahed, the Editor in Chief of Animation Magazine
    • Audio Commentary with Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
    • The Making of The Boxtrolls
    • Original Featurettes

    These are now up for pre-order! And once again, thank you for your pre-orders. They really do go a long way toward helping us keep our little show rolling. 

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