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Preview: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Blu-Ray/DVD)

Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, The Wind Rises) brings you a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in film making for director Isao Takahata.

Announced as an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a critically praised film that features the best of Japanese folklore and artful animation.

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her — but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy Liu.

 

The Tale of Princess Kaguya is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray with DVD as well as On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. The 3-disc Blu-ray includes the film on Blu-ray and DVD as well as a separate DVD with a feature length documentary on the making of the film, titled Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya will be available on DVD and Blu-ray with DVD.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Street Date: February 17, 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 18 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG

Blu-ray + DVD
Selection Numbers: 61168048/ 61168053 (CDN)
Number of Discs: 3
Layers: BD-50
Languages: English, French and Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French
SRP: $34.98

DVD
Selection Numbers: 61168088/ 61168056 (CDN)
Number of Discs: 2
Layers: Dual Layer
Languages: English, French and Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French
SRP: $29.98

Bonus Features on DVD and Blu-ray
• “Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya” – 86-minute documentary on the making of THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
• Announcement of the Completion of the Film
• Japanese Trailers and TV Spots
• US Trailers

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