Weathering With You drops to 4K UHD in January

Los Angeles, CA – The Amazing Animated Film Alter with you will be available for purchase in 4K UHD on January 4, 2022 from GKIDS with a distribution of Shout! Factory. Alteration with you (4K UHD) presents the highest quality version of the film possible, in stunning 4K UHD ™, as well as the feature film and bonuses on Blu-ray ™, including an interview with director Makoto Shinkai, the featurette “Weather Front”, a conference show interview with Makoto Shinkai and journalist Yumiko Udo, director Filmography Featurette, as well as trailers and TV spots. GKIDS is proud to present Weathering With You (4K UHD), the much-loved film from director Makoto Shinkai and the creative team, including producer Genki Kawamura, behind the critically acclaimed worldwide success your name. Featuring music by hit group RADWIMPS and supported by an all-star voice cast including Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy), Alison Brie (“GLOW”, Lego movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom), Shinkai once again brought incredible beauty and a powerful story to the screen. In the summer of his freshman year in high school, Hodaka flees his native remote island in Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest its future. He lives his days in isolation, but eventually finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on the corner of a busy street. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky …

Japan’s official submission for Best International Feature at 92sd Oscars and an official selection by the Toronto International Film Festival, the awe-inspiring beauty of this magical tale wowed audiences when the film hit North American theaters in early 2020. Also available on Blu-ray ™ / DVD combo , DVD, SteelBookMT , Collector’s Edition, and on EST / VOD, Alteration with you (4K UHD) is now available for pre-order.

Alteration with you (4K UHD)
For the complete Alteration with you (4K UHD) experience, viewers will need a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR and a UHD Blu-ray ™ player.

Bonus features (exclusive to Blu-ray ™ disc) ·
4K UHD presentation of the feature film
Interview with director Makoto Shinkai
Featurette “Meteorological Front” ·
Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yumiko Udo
Director Filmography Featurette
Trailers and TV spots

About GKIDS
GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning animated feature films aimed at adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has won an astounding 12 Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with The secret of Kells in 2010, A cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest and Celestine in 2014, The tale of Princess Kaguya and Song of the sea in 2015, Boy and the world and When Marnie was there in 2016, My zucchini life in 2017, Breadwinner in 2018, Mirai in 2019, and Wolf walkers in 2021. GKIDS manages the North American distribution of the famous Studio Ghibli film library, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Abducted as if by magic, My neighbor Totoro, Princess mononoke and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Additionally, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual Los Angeles-based film festival that embraces animation’s highest aspirations as a cinematic art form, and is a strong advocate filmmakers who push the limits of the medium to the maximum. range of artistic expressions. www.gkids.com

About Shout! Factory
Yell! Factory, LLC is a leading multiplatform media company dedicated to the distribution, development and production of film and television, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the best in pop culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic television series, animation and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a premier independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions. , and many more. Yell! Factory Kids focuses on live and animated kids and family estates as well as cartoons, and the company releases movies and TV shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Yell! develops, acquires and distributes new films through Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory television. Yell! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. Find out more about Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About Toho
Founded in 1932, Toho has grown in the film, real estate and legitimate theater industries. Specifically in cinema, Toho retains a market share of over 40% in distribution – Toho managing domestic titles and Toho-Towa and Towa Pictures distributing foreign films. In operation, Toho Cinemas manages more than 640 screens with a market share of around 20% in Japan. In recent years, Toho has strengthened its development and production capacities by including around 20% of its own productions in its annual roster of 30 to 35 titles. Toho’s extensive collaboration with Japanese intellectual property owners continues to usher in an entertaining, creative and innovative world of cinema. Over the 84-year history, Toho has worked with renowned Japanese filmmakers including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, and writers whose ideas and characters still resonate with modern audiences today. Containing well over 7,000 titles, Toho has created masterpieces of versatile talent. Toho continues on this path by remaining a reliable distribution partner for industry veterans like Studio Ghibli and all major TV networks, as well as new talent like director Makoto Shinkai and the highly inventive Kankuro Kudo.

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