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Wonderful film, but poor package from Thunderbird Releasing.
28 March 2019
There is no questioning the excellence of Kore-eda's latest film. I found it thoroughly engaging from start to end and, if it weren't for this poor-quality release on Blu-ray, I would have rated it the full 5 stars. I am disappointed with the package put together by Thunderbird Releasing, especially when you consider the retail price is £15. There is no booklet, there is no commentary, there are no extras whatsoever included. The artwork for the card slipcase mirrors the inlay that comes with the plastic case housing the single disc. It would have been better if the latter hadn't also been covered in unnecessary star ratings, etc. I really do wish this film had been picked up and released in the UK by Criterion or Arrow as I'm confident either one would have presented this wonderful film in the manner it truly deserves.