Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,’ directed by Isao Takahata, set for North American theatrical Release on October 17.
Universal City, CA -- Announced on Thursday as an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is a critically praised film that features the best of Japanese folklore and artful animation. Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder 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 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.
Certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and called “Gorgeous and magical!” by The Washington Post, The Tale of The 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.
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. From Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya will be available on DVD and Blu-ray with DVD. Bonus Features on DVD and Blu-ray include “Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya,” an 86-minute documentary on the making of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, the announcement of the Completion of the Film, Japanese Trailers and TV Spots, and U.S. Trailers.
Source: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment