Today details have been released for the Blu-ray Disc release of Kizumonogatari I: Blood and Iron which is set for December 27th, this was announced today by Aniplex of America at their Atlanta panel. It has been confirmed that its English release will include the 63 minute long movie on a Blu-ray Disc priced at $89.98($69.98 retail). Bonuses set to be included with the film a theatrical trailer, PV & CM Collections, a Part 1: Tekketsu original Soundtrack CD, Deluxe Booklet, Pinup Postcard Set and packaged illustrated by character designer Akio Watanabe. The film screened this year in theaters across North America and Canada and its second film Kizumonogatari II: Passionate Blood will release in 33 US theaters starting on October 22nd. A list of the theaters and their screening dates for the film can be seen on a list in the following link:http://kizumonogatari-usa.com/theater.html.
It should be noted that Azoland pictures will be distributing the film and a bonus giveaway will be given away while supplies last, all screenings will also include Japanese audio and English subtitles. The final film of the series titled Kizumonogatari III: Cold Blood will release on January 6th 2017, the first film released in Japan on January 8th The first film would also be released in the US between February through March and starting August 28th. It will also release in four theaters in Canada, the second film is stated for a release in the US in October. Tickets for the upcoming film will be sold on the main website which can be seen in the following link:http://kizumonogatari-usa.com/theater.html.
The film series is a trilogy and started with the first film Kizumonogatari I: Blood and Iron which released January 8th in Japan and also released in the west, the second film Passionate Blood and the final film Cold Blood. The film is a prequel to the entirety of the series set before Bakemonogatari and the upcoming movie adapts source material from the Monogatari series first season light novel. The light novel would release 6 volumes between the dates of November 1st 2006 and July 28th 2010 and Vertical released the novel in English this year. Below is a plot summary of the series quoted from MAL:
The story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits.