Director Ralph Bakshi’s (The Lord of the Rings) cult 1992 live-action/animated hybrid Cool World – starring Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger and Gabriel Byrne – is coming to Blu-ray this September with a special Collector’s Edition release from Shout! Factory.
Check out the artwork here, along with the bonus features…
When ex-con cartoonist Jack Deebs (Gabriel Byrne) was behind bars, he found escape by creating Cool World, a cartoon series featuring a voluptuous vixen named Holli Would (Kim Basinger). But the ‘toonsmith becomes a prisoner of his own fantasies when Holli pulls him into Cool World with a scheme to seduce him and bring herself to life.
A hard-boiled detective (Brad Pitt) – the only other human in Cool World – cautions Jack with the law: Noids (humans) don’t have sex with doodles (cartoons). The flesh proves weaker than ink, however, as Holli takes human form in Las Vegas, starting a trans-reality chase that threatens the destruction of both worlds. With a splashy mix of stylish animation and colorful live-action sequences, Cool World delivers the hottest action around!
- BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE CAMERA NEGATIVE, approved by director Ralph Bakshi
- NEW The Wild Minds of Cool World – A retrospective featurette including brand-new interviews with star Kim Basinger, director Ralph Bakshi, and producer Frank Mancuso, Jr.
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Cool World will release on Blu-ray on September 13th.