By Patrick Aguda / August 18th, 2015
In case you missed out buying The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai- the Garden of sinners) DVD box set last time it was released by Aniplex of America, you now have another chance to own the seven films. Aniplex of America will be re-releasing the film series in a standard edition Blu-ray box set.
The Garden of Sinners Blu-ray box set will come packed with the seven original films in the series (all subbed in English) as well as the bonus animated short “Final Chapter: the Garden of sinners”. The seven films and bonus short will be packed on eight Blu-ray discs and will also include the “Pre-show reminders” shown before each film when they were screened in theaters. The set will also include a leaflet that will have the key visuals of each film in the series. These will all come wrapped up in a rigid box with a cover illustration by TYPE-MOON character designer Takeshi Takeuchi. The epilogue film The Garden of Sinners/recalled out summer will not be included in this set. Aniplex of America is offering the epilogue film in a limited edition Blu-Ray for $69.98. The contents of the standard edition Blu-ray box for The Garden of Sinners can be seen below.
Aniplex of America has a synopsis of the film series on The Garden of Sinners page:
After lying in a coma for two years caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents. Are they a foreshadowing that leads to something even more tragic and ominous? Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? In this modern occult-action thriller, Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for her purpose for living.
The Garden of Sinners film series are truly beautiful films that everyone should be able to experience. However the price at which Aniplex of America is offering the Blu-rays may be too steep for most. The Blu-ray is available for pre-order now and is being offered for $319.98. The Blu-ray will release on November 10. If price is no issue for you, you can find more pre-order information here. It is important to note that this is an Import version of the Blu-ray which may attribute to the steep price.
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