Blu-ray, DVD Release: Jellyfish Eyes

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 8, 2015
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Criterion


The internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami makes his directorial debut with the 2013 comedy fantasy Jellyfish Eyes.

JellyfishEyes1After moving to a country town with his mother following his father’s death, a young boy befriends a charming, flying, jellyfish-like sprite—only to discover that his schoolmates have similar friends, and that neither they nor the town itself are what they seem to be.

Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami’s modest-budgeted special effects extravaganza boasts unforgettable creature designs and carries a message of cooperation and hope for all ages.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles, Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD editions contain the following:

  • New, high-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interview with director Takashi Murakami
    • Two new behind-the-scenes documentaries on the making of the film
    • Trailer forJellyfish Eyes 2
    • New English subtitle translation
    • An essay by critic Glen Helfand
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