Paprika Now Available on 4K Ultra HD

18 years after it premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival, Paprika is now available in a stunning 4K Ultra HD edition that will surely wow the film’s fans. The film was Satoshi Kon’s fourth and final film and it is still a bizarre trip as it was 18 years ago.

Watching the film in 4K rally brings out the colors of the dream worlds and the sound pulls you into the mystery of the missing DC Mini. We might be getting ahead of ourselves but the story revolves around Doctor Atsuko Chiba who uses this DC Mini to view people’s dreams under the alias “Paprika”. Once one of the DC Mini devices goes missing the movie becomes part detective movie part science fiction thriller. Dr. Chiba is trying to figure out who stole the device and what they will do with it. Fans of Christopher Nolan’s Inception will see a lot of scenes that look familiar as Nolan once cited Paprika as being an influence on that film.

Paprika is an experience that needs to be seen and can make a great double feature with Belle. Whereas Paprika shows us a person with an alter-ego in the Dreamworld, Belle gives us a person with an alter-ego in the digital world and how that personality has impacted the lives of others.

Hopefully, we will get a theatrical release of Paprika on its 20th anniversary!

Read about the home release and all the extras that come with the movie.

Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination — where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject’s dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device — before it falls into the hands of a “dream terrorist” in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.


  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision.
  • Japanese Dolby Atmos + Japanese and English DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio options
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Restoring Paprika


  • Feature presented in High Definition, sourced from the 4K master.
  • 5.1 Japanese & English Dolby TrueHD audio
  • Special Features:
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Tsutsui and Kon’s Paprika – Making-Of Documentary
    • A Conversation About the “Dream”
    • The Dream CG World
    • The Art of Fantasy
    • Storyboards and Original Drawings
    • Theatrical Trailers

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