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COOL WORLD Gets A Cool Collector’s Edition From Shout! Factory On September 13th!

This September, Shout! Factory will release Cool World Collector’s Edition for the first time on Blu-Ray. Directed by underground animation legend Ralph Bakshi (The Lord Of The Rings), Cool World stars a remarkable cast of Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential), Brad Pitt (Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects). This hybrid animated/live-action dark comedy creates a fantasy world where human characters and animated roles coexist and showcases Bakshi’s unique and creative animation style.

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Cool World: Collector’s Edition

Stylish Dark Comedy from Celebrated Animator Ralph Bakshi Makes Blu-Ray Debut Sept 13, 2022

The release features a new 4k scan of the film from the original camera negative approved by Bakshi himself, as well as the new retrospective featurette “The Wild Minds of Cool World” including brand-new interviews with star Kim Basinger, director Ralph Bakshi, and producer Frank Mancuso, Jr., the film makes its Blu-Ray debut on September 13, 2022. Fans can now pre-order at ShoutFactory.com

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!

Bonus Features:

NEW 2022 4K scan from the original 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.

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