Anyone who knows me well is aware of my adoration for Miyazaki Hayao’s Mononoke Hime; it is still my favourite Ghibli film to date and I like it almost as much as Akira.
And it is finally coming to blu-ray on the 4th of December 2013. Here are some disc specs and details :
– Running Time : 133 Minutes
– Aspect Ratio : 16:9 Widescreen 1920×1080 FULL HD
– Mastering : MPEG-4 AVC/MGVC
– Languages (dubs): Japanese/English/French/Italian/Spainish/Portuguese/Finnish/German/Korean/Cantonese/Chinese
– Subtitles : Japanese/English/French/German/Korean/Cantonese/Chinese
– Storyboards (Picture In Picture Mode with film)
– Voice-over Script
– Princess Mononoke In USA (documentary, about 20 minutes)
Price : 7140 Yen (5296 Yen on Amazon Japan)
Unfortunately there is little upgrade to the supplements, most of which were ported over from the dvd version. The most comprehensive making of Mononoke Hime still comes from this 3 disc edition documentary dvd, but unfortunately it’s only in Japanese.
(below) Blu-ray for The Cat Returns will also go on sale on the same day (4th December 2013)
ps. I was expecting character on Mononoke Hime’s cover to feature either San Or Ashitaka, but a Kodama will do just as nicely. When I was in Tokyo studying film I had a classmate whose family name was Kodama, how awesome is that ?!!