FROM STUDIO GHIBLI, THE STUDIO THAT BROUGHT YOU THE ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING, SPIRITED AWAY, AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANIMATION DISTRIBUTOR GKIDS, COMES AN ALL-NEW, STUNNING, AND CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ANIMATED MASTERPIECE
THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD®
FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE!
AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™ WITH DVD ON FEBRUARY 17, 2015
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
INCLUDES A SPECIAL 86-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY
ABOUT THE MAKING OF THIS EPIC TALE
ISAO TAKAHATA AND HIS TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
CERTIFIED 100% FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES!
“A STAGGERING MASTERPIECE!” – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
“A VISIONARY TOUR-DE-FORCE!” – Maggie Lee, Variety
NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE OCTOBER 17, 2015
Universal City, California, January 15, 2015 – Announced today 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.
• Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
• DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
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