A touching tale of an elderly actress who recalls her lost love and her journey to stardom, director Satoshi Kon's dramatic anime arrives on DVD courtesy of Dreamworks Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image is near flawless. This is a remarkably colorful and textured film, and this DVD release serves it well in terms of visual presentation. Colors are sharp and vivid, and the transfer is free of any notable distortion or debris. Likewise, the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack truly draws the viewer into the film with its involved use of directional effects and smooth dynamics. Though potential viewers may at first be put off by the apparent lack of extra features on this disc, "The Making of Millennium Actress," clocking in at 40 minutes, offers a detailed glimpse at the production and some revealing interviews with the cast and crew. In addition to speaking with director Kon, interviews with the producers and writers reveal the complex preparation that went into developing the multi-layered story. Millennium Actress is somewhat unique in the realm of anime for its dramatic aspirations, and the discussion of story structure in particular offers a fascinating look into the methods used to seamlessly blend fantasy and reality in the film. From using wood grain to express emotion to soliciting emotional performances from the voice-over actors, this detailed documentary is a real treat for fans of the film. A U.S. theatrical trailer is also included.