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Horus Prince of the Sun Blu-ray

3.5 star rating out of 5
3 Reviews
SKU: 875707151092

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About Horus Prince of the Sun Blu-ray

Horus, Prince of the Sun, also known as The Little Norse Prince, tells the tale of a brave young boy who pulls a blade out from a centuries-old rock giant only to discover that it is the Sword of the Sun. If re-forged, the sword's destiny will transform the boy into the Prince of the Sun.

Urged by his Father, Horus and his pet bear Coro travel to his ancestral village, a place destroyed by the Frost King Grunwald. Along the way, he helps a village whose residents are besieged by Grunwald's magic, but the villagers feel threatened when he befriends Hilda, a beautiful girl whose haunting songs conceal a dark secret.

The debut feature of master animator Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) fuses Japanese folklore with a Scandinavian setting, Takahata's epic adventure shows the hallmarks of later Studio Ghibli productions: well-rounded characters, dazzling animation and incredible imagination.


  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: ALL
  • Run Time: 82
  • Year Created: 1968
  • Release Date: 3/28/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

5 star rating out of 5

Takahata's first film . An important release, with informative extras .


Fans of Studio Ghibli need to see this . Despite a few concessions to being a children's adventure movie , there is much that really goes beyond that . A careful watching will reveal more depth, that one might think . Should also note this release gets an almost "Criterion" level of extras, among them, an interview with director Takahata, and two commentary tracks, one by Mike Toole, and the other by Daniel Thomas MacInnes, both very interesting . A fun movie to watch, and a important one in the history of anime .

1 star rating out of 5

Upscaled and DNR'd to Death


Video quality is poor. It's upscaled and has heavy DNR and edge enhancement. There is no grain. Worse, there are constant floating compression artifacts. The entire picture looks smeary and blurry, making me feel like something's wrong with my eyes. Get the DVD instead.

It's too bad; the disc is nicely produced and I appreciated the colored subtitles.

4 star rating out of 5

Interesting time capsule in Takahata's career


HORUS, PRINCE OF THE SUN was Isao Takahata's first major feature, and for its time it was a very ambitious undertaking. Initially a box office failure, the film has since garnered a cult following. There are places where the animation shows its age (and some obvious places where animators use still shots as opposed to moving moments -- on account of their budget being frozen by the higher-ups at Toei), but frankly, the film still looks quite amazing for something released in the 1960's. Although it lacks the character development one would usually expect from Takahata, this is still a worthwhile and interesting film, especially for students of Japanese animation.