While they have been a bit quiet with releases these past couple of months, Australian anime and niche film publisher Siren Visual have got some good things planned for publication in July 2015. One of these is their Blu-ray edition of the 1995 classic animated feature: Memories. This is not one film but rather three shorts: Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder.
Siren Visual have confirmed that pre-orders for this title are now being taken via their official website. Priced at $34.95 AUD, the film’s official release date is currently set at July 22nd 2015. In addition to the films themselves, the collection will also come with a handful of extra goodies. Extra features include a ‘Making of Memories’ Featurette with pilot films for Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder as well as interviews with Katsuhiro Otomo, Koji Morimoto and Tensai Okamura
Created by celebrated animé master Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Roujin Z), MEMORIES consists of three dazzling stories, each delivered with its own astonishing style.
Magnetic Rose, directed by Koji Morimoto (Animatrix) based on a manga short by Otomo, concerns two space travellers following a distress signal drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman’s memories.
In director Tensai Okamura’s (Wolf’s Rain) ‘Stink Bomb, a young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo.
Otomo’s own Cannon Fodder depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy.