Blu-ray, DVD Release: Oh Lucy!

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 5, 2018
Price: DVD $18.25, Blu-ray $34.95
Studio: Film Movement

The off-beat comedy-drama Oh Lucy! stars Shinobu Terajima and bears the imprimatur of executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

In the film, Tokyo office lady Setsuko (Terajima) breaks free of her monotonous life when her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna), convinces her to enroll in an unorthodox English class. There, she adopts a blonde-haired alter ego named “Lucy” and develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, TV’s Penny Dreadful). But after his sudden disappearance, Setsuko follows his trail halfway around the world to Southern California, where family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to fulfill the promise of “Lucy.”

This critically lauded East-meets-West feature was expanded from director Atsuko Hirayanagi’s festival favorite short film of the same name, which garnered some 35 awards at festivals around the world, including those in Cannes and Sundance. This feature-length version was shot in Tokyo and Los Angeles in 2016.

The Blu-ray and DVD incarnations of the movie include the following bonus features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • NYAFF Chat interview with director Atsuko Hirayanagi 
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.