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Princess Mononoke Blu-ray/DVD

4.5 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 826663181548

Retail Price: $29.95

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About Princess Mononoke Blu-ray/DVD

Princess Mononoke includes an 8-page Booklet with Statements from the Producer and Director.

Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods... who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Princess Mononoke in USA, Behind the Microphone

Details

  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
  • Subtitle Language: English, French
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 134
  • Year Created: 1997
  • Release Date: 10/17/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

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3 star rating out of 5

Watch in Japanese only or don't watch at all.

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I want to give this my highest rating, but I cannot. The primary problem: it's dubbed by Disney. It's widely accepted that the Disney dubs are all inferior to the Japanese language tracks and are, in fact, some of the absolute worst dubs of all time, making 4Kids dubs sound like masterpieces. There is NO magic in the dubs, no heart in the performances. It's all just emotionless robots. Streamline once said that dubbing with big names was a bad idea, and hearing these talentless celebrities utterly butcher this story with their dull, atrocious "reads" only proves it. What a waste of Neil Gaiman's talents -- he deserved a better assignment than this. Not a great example of dubbing or even prefect dubbing. If only Streamline dubbed this movie, it would have been better. PRINCESS MONONOKE is ONLY WATCHABLE if you watch it in Japanese. DO NOT WATCH THE DUB.

5 star rating out of 5

Great movie AND dub!

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Whoever told you that the Disney-Miyazaki dubs are awful are probably just people who haven't heard dubs to judge fairly. Now I've seen my share of bad dubs, and the Disney dubs aren't among them. They pick good casts, translate the stories at least as faithfully as possible (despite a few changes here and there), and don't even cut anything.

I first saw PRINCESS MONONOKE dubbed, and I absolutely loved the movie. The dub also holds up well, too; Gaiman's script is excellent, and so are the performances. Only issues: Claire Danes is a bit iffy and Billy Bob Thornton is a strange choice, but otherwise you can't get a better dub than this. The movie is fabulous either way. Pick one version and enjoy. Not worth getting upset about.

5 star rating out of 5

A Look At GKids' Reissue of Princess Mononoke

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The presentation of GKids' reissue of PRINCESS MONONOKE isn't that much different from its Disney counterpart in terms of visual and aural quality -- the movie's visuals are spectacular no matter what, and the sound quality is the pretty much the same (and sorry, but I don't share the same opinions as others do about the Disney-Miramax dub -- as far as I'm concerned it's still as great as it ever was). The bonus features are also ported over from the Disney BD release as well.

However, what DOES put GKids' release of this movie over Disney's is that it offers literal subtitles for the Japanese track. Despite Miramax offering a literal subtitle track on its first DVD release, it was baffling that Disney forgot to include it on their first BD pressing. GKids fixes this oversight, and their edition of MONONOKE is all the better because of it. All in all a worthy upgrade from the first US BD release and an awesome movie either way.

5 star rating out of 5

Yes, there ARE literal subtitles on this BD.

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I'll be honest. I'm a purist and I prefer watching Ghibli in Japanese, this one included. However, unlike some other "true fans", I am not against dubbing in any way. As long as it doesn't sound stilted or dull it's acceptable. I honestly don't know what some people are thinking when they say the dub for PRINCESS MONONOKE is unbearable. As far as I'm concerned, the opposite is true. This isn't just a cheap, run-of-the-mill dub; it's a full blown effort with a respected author at the helm, in this case Neil Gaiman. And the voice work from everyone involved is quite good.
That said, I give credit to GKids for doing a splendid job reissuing this movie with proper subtitles. That was one of my biggest problems with the Disney BD. For that, this reissue is a worthy upgrade. Honestly, though, PRINCESS MONONOKE's a magnificent movie either way.

5 star rating out of 5

How is this a bad dub in any way?

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I've seen my share of bad dubs, but honestly, none of the Ghibli films are among them. They're all perfectly fine dubs. Even if I may have issues with some of them, none of them are outright bad, and Miyazaki wants viewers to view these movies in their language of choice.

Now to be fair to PRINCESS MONONOKE, I do think the movie may work slightly better in its Japanese counterpart, as this is, after all, based on a contextual era in the country's nation. Having said that, though, the Miramax-Disney dub is absolutely acceptable. Although some of the casting choices are a bit odd, nobody gives a bad performance. And c'mon, you've got a talented writer, Neil Gaiman, at the helm. He didn't skimp on the translation, either. Gaiman put in a lot of effort into writing the script, asking Ghibli for input. Certainly not what I would call a bad dub.

In either language, this is a great one. I can extend that to all the Ghibli movies.

5 star rating out of 5

A thought-provoking narrative and a masterpiece.

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Blu-ray option for a worthy classic.

Whether you love or hate Disney, who cares? That's inconsequential. Buy this for the same reason you'd buy a version from any competent translator: because this is a masterpiece not to be missed. This intellectually-stirring classic shows how all sides in a conflict have their good and their bad, prompting us to not view conflicts in black and white - even ones that seem as simple as man vs. nature. Keep in mind that the themes are more mature than many other Miyazaki films, including violence, prostitution, etc.