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Princess Mononoke (R2) in March

Optimum Asia have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Princess Mononoke for 27th March 2006 priced at £19.99. Hayao Miyazaki’s epic adventure follows the dashing young Prince Ashitaka in his quest to find a cure for the bite from a supernatural beast which has bitten him. On his journey, he encounters a mining colony at war with the creatures of the neighbouring forest. The creatures are led by Princess Mononoke, a fierce warrior raised by wolves who is determined to protect her environment.

Miyazaki’s masterpiece depicts the clash of the natural world and its old gods, with the rise of humans and the beginnings of modern civilisation. It shows three elements of the Japanese psyche warring for supremacy in an ecological fable of stirring mythic power.

The first of Miyazaki’s films to gain mainstream attention in the West, Princess Mononoke features an English-language script by Neil Gaiman, author of Anansi Boys and American Gods, and vocal performances from Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup and Gillian Anderson.

Optimum Asia have taken over the license from Buena Vista and will replace their original DVD release.

Features include:

  • Japanese & English DD5.1 Surround
  • Behind The Scenes Featurette
  • Alternative Angle Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel

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