Amazon-Exclusive Miyazaki Blu-ray Set Announced
On November 17, in time for the holiday shopping season, Disney will be releasing The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, a 12-disc collection exclusively available for purchase on Amazon.com. Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, has become a brand name for excellent, imaginative anime fantasy films.
The collection consists of these 11 movies, which he wrote and directed.
- Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
- Castle in the Sky (1986)
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Princess Mononoke (1997)
- Spirited Away (2001)
- Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
- Ponyo (2008/2009)
- The Wind Rises (2013)
(Films such as The Secret World of Arrietty or From Up on Poppy Hill which he wrote and produced aren’t included.)
A bonus 12th disc includes the following extras:
“Yuki no Taiyo” (Yuki’s Sun) – A 1972 TV pilot based on an original manga by Tetsuya Chiba and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, who was also in charge of storyboards and key animation.
“Akado Suzunosuke” (Little Samurai) – Three episodes (26, 27, and 41) of the hit 1972 anime series with storyboarding and more by Hayao Miyazaki.
Director Hayao Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference, Uncut Version.
A collector’s edition booklet featuring “The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki” by Tomohiro Machiyama, which explores the themes and techniques of this revered Japanese filmmaker, and selected text from Hayao Miyazaki’s initial notes and creative proposals for the production of each film.
I’m seriously tempted by this, but it’s a big price tag, especially since I already own copies of several of them.
It’s actually a really good price on
Argh, I managed to hit tab by accident, and then space, which submitted the comment early. Reminder to self: Wait until I’m done to fill out the CAPTCHA.
Anyway, I was starting to say it’s actually a really good price on a per-movie basis, but it’s a lot to drop all at once.
I agree, and I think it’s not likely that someone interested in this set wouldn’t have at least a couple of the movies already. Still, very desirable for the nice package and book.