Princess Mononoke became a huge hit around the globe when it came out in 1997. Now the film is coming out as part of a collector’s set that will include a CD of the soundtrack and a picture book from GKIDsS and Shout! Factory. The movie proved to be a bit more intense than the Disney’s Hercules that came out at the same time. Princess Mononoke was a tale of the environment and a female character taking the lead which has led to it growing in appreciation over the years. The boxset arrives on May 14. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with the bonus feature details:
ACCLAIMED STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATED FEATURE
ARRIVES IN COLLECTOR’S EDITION SET
IN LIMITED QUANTITIES ONLY
MAY 14, 2019
FROM GKIDS, DISTRIBUTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY
From Academy Award®-Winning* Director Hayao Miyazaki
“This intricate, epic fable is amazing to behold.”
– Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Los Angeles, CA – Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue Princess Mononoke in a beautiful collector’s edition release on May 14, 2019. The limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase and includes a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be a Blu-ray™ of the film paired with hours of special features, and the film’s soundtrack made available on CD for the first time in North America. The set is available for pre-order now on ghiblicollection.com.
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this epic fantasy film is one of the best-selling and internationally renowned films of all time. Princess Mononoke is here presented with a release perfect for collectors and animation fans who have adored the film since its initial release.
The set’s 40-page book features new essays by film critic Glenn Kenny (The New York Times, RogerEbert.com) alongside amazing imagery and statements from director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, and Miyazaki’s poems about the characters.
The first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity.
Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi and the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home, and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton.
*2002: Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away
· Feature-Length Storyboards
· Original Theatrical Trailers
· TV Spots
· Princess Mononoke in USA
· Behind the Microphone
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