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Princess Mononoke

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"The best animation I've seen."
5 stars"

After saving his village from a raging Demon-god a young warrior is infected with a curse, he journeys to the west to find a cure for his affliction before it kills him. There he becomes entangled in a battle between the natural gods and the fire power of industry.

From just the first scene in this movie you can tell your going to be treated to a memorable experience. The soundtrack is absolutely excellent and does a fine job of enhancing the movie's emotional impact. The PG rating is deceiving, it doesn't hold back in the gore department whenever someone gets shot or de-limbed and it deals with themes that most other cartoons would never touch.

With gorgeous animation, inspiring music and spectacular fight scenes I can find nothing to criticize about this film.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"A movie for the GODS........"
4 stars"

The movie is just so so so amazingly awesome the landscapes were painted by watercolour and amazingly came to life ,the music composed by joe hiasashi was just simply immaculate,well worth the money

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Buy This, Watch It and You'll Love It"
5 stars"
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A beautiful film, not only in looks but the story as well. The animation is smooth and rich with detail. The story offers a different kind of fairytale that is both lovely and horrible at the same time. The music fits the story and setting perfectly and the voices are done very well.

Not recommended for young kids as contains several limbs being torn off, lots of blood and a few corpses. Something a little different from the ‘fru fru’ animation we are usually subjected to.

Buy this, watch it and you'll love it – if not, there's something wrong with you.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Good story"
5 stars"
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Highly recommended for all you anime lover's

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Great Movie"
5 stars"
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This is an awesome movie. The story, the music and the animation are all fantastic. The movie arrived much quicker than I had anticipated (which was excellent). Don't hesitate in buying this movie. You will love it.

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All received and watched. Great movies to have at home.

Description

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) is a 1997 anime epic historical fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. A beautifully realized tale of civilization versus nature, Princess Mononoke is a true epic by Japan's master animator Hayao Miyazaki.

While protecting his village from a rampaging boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a deadly curse. To find the cure that will save his life, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest Spirit's realm where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolves. It's not long before Ashitaka is caught in the middle of a battle between iron-ore prospecting humans and the forest dwellers. He must summon the spirit-powers and all his courage to stop man and nature from destroying each other.

From the Studio Ghibli Collection.

Special Features

  • Complete Feature Length Storyboards (altenative Angle)
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio

Awards

  • Won Japanese Academy Award for Best Film (1998)
  • Won Mainichi Film Concours Awards for: Best Film, Best Animated Film (1998)
  • Won Blue Ribbon Award, Special Award (1998)
  • Won Hochi Film Award, Special Award (1997)
  • Nominated for Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing (2000)

Princess Mononoke Movie Reviews

Princess Mononoke is more than a stunning artistic achievement. It also provides a complex exploration of the uneasy balance between our human culture and our status as members of a natural environment. Hayao Miyazaki is as great as they all say he is—and this film more than proves it.” DVD Verdict

“One of the most wondrous films I ever hope to see… It is a film for all ages!” Roger Ebert

“A windswept pinnacle of its art, Princess Mononoke has the effect of making the average Disney film look like just another toy story.” Entertainment We­ekly

“…a landmark feat of Japanese animation from the acknowledged master of the genre, it's very easy to understand the film's phenomenal popularity. Outdone only by "Titanic” as Japan's box-office champ, this intricate, epic fable is amazing to behold. No wonder the filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, is acknowledged as an inspiration among his American counterparts who have reinvented animated storytelling in the post-“Little Mermaid” era. “Not a day goes by that I do not utilize the tools learned from studying his films,” John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “A Bug's Life”) has said. Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft, whose “Mulan” shows strong evidence of Mr. Miyazaki's in­fluence, are on the record with “Miyazaki is like a god to us.” “Princess Mononoke,” which was shown over the weekend as part of the New York Film Festival (an unusual distinction for an animated feature), explains what they mean. This exotically beautiful action film features gods and demons locked in a struggle for the future of the unspoiled forest and an elaborate moral universe that Mr. Miyazaki has created. As such, it is a sweeping, ambitious version of the comic-book storytelling that engendered it. Frequent battle scenes, graphic enough to make a sharp distinction between “Princess Mononoke” and animation made for children, keep the story in motion. These are often breathtakingly rendered, but it is the film's stirring use of nature, myth and history that make it so special…" New York Times

“it offers a complicated and untraditional view of gender and a highly contemporary lesson about human economy and its inevitable effect on the environment, along with a steadfast refusal to think in simplistic good-vs.-evil equations.” Salon.com

Release date NZ
November 2nd, 2004
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
134
Studio
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Country of Production
  • Japan
Genre
  • Animation
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9322225028814
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
1466926

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