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25. Nov, 2016 18:16 (HKT)

Kubo Will Pull Your (Two) Strings! Stop-motion at Its Best!



KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Genre: Action-Adventure, Animation | Release date: Dec 09, 2016

From animation house Laika, which has made a name with movies like Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, comes Kubo and the Two Strings, an action-adventure that is both modern and timeless. Get the US Blu-ray now or wait for the HK DVD and Blu-ray, 2D and 3D, on December 9th.
 
Set in a fantastical Japan, the movie starts with our hero Kubo living his life as a musician and storyteller near a small village. Each day he goes to the town square and practices his arts for the entertainment of the townspeople. Each day, he also must return home to his old mother before the sun goes down.
 
That is because if he doesn’t, his grandfather the Moon King and his twin aunts will come for his one remaining eye. At least that’s what his mother says and she’s a former witch. Of course one day he gets caught up and stays out too late (hey, this is part fairy tale after all). 

To safe him from the Moon King, his mother has to use the last bits of her magic which sends Kubo to a foreign place and a duty: to find three magical items that will enable him to defeat the evil. He is aided in his quest by a fierce monkey warrior and a goofball beetle and together they have to overcome dangerous obstacles.
 
The story of Kubo is as much a classical hero’s journey as it is a reflection on the importance of storytelling and how it transforms and connects us. And it is represented in what might just be the best stop-motion since Ray Harryhausen. It would be thoroughly disappointing if this one doesn’t get lots of awards for best animation.

Kubo and the Two Strings (HK)US$ 15.99 pre
Kubo and the Two Strings 2D (HK)US$ 28.99 pre
Kubo and the Two Strings 3D+2D (2-Disc) (HK)US$ 33.99 pre
Kubo And The Two Strings [Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD] (US)US$ 31.99 5-15d

The Boxtrolls / ParaNorman / Coraline [Blu-ray+Digital Copy+UltraViolet] (US)US$ 31.99 5-15d

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