Tale of The Princess Kaguya DVD
About Tale of The Princess Kaguya DVD
This edition contains both the film "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya" and the feature length making-of documentary, "Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya." (Documentary is in Japanese only.)
While working in the fields, a bamboo cutter named Okina comes across a glowing bamboo shoot. When he cuts it open, he discovers a tiny girl named Kaguya inside. He takes the girl home, where he and his wife, Ona, raise her. Kaguya grows into a beautiful woman, and when Okina finds gold near the glowing bamboo shoot, he is convinced Kaguya is of royal lineage. But Kaguya is more than mere royalty. The secrets of her past are about to be revealed. When they are, Kaguya's life, and the lives of her adoptive parents, will change forever.
Special Features: Announcement of the Completion of the Film, Japanese Trailers and TV Spots.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, French, English subtitles, French subtitles.
- Publisher: GKIDS
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Slice of Life, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 137
- Release Date: 2/17/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 0.33
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
A must see Ghibli Film
The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a must see and shouldn't be brushed away because of it's visuals and being as it's not a Miyazaki film. It's one of Takahata's best and is right up there with Grave of the Fireflies. The visuals on this film are one of the best I've seen in years. Considering all the time and effort that went into it is amazing. Just like it says on the cover, it's a "Visionary Tour De Force!" The soundtrack really brings the film together and makes it feel more like a Ghibli film than it already is. On the down side it can be a little slow at times and it does run a little over two hours, but I think it's worth it. If you enjoy Ghibli movies, appreciate a unique art style, or like hearing Japanese folk lore, then I would highly suggest checking out this movie.