Miyazaki's 1st Directorial Work Listed in 13-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Box Set
posted on by Egan Loo
Amazon Japan lists Miyazaki Hayao Kantoku Sakuhin-shū (The Collected Works of Director Hayao Miyazaki), a 13-disc Blu-ray Disc/DVD collection of Miyazaki's works. The June 18 listing includes the first home video release of Yuki no Taiyō, a television pilot film that was the first work that named Miyazaki as the director.
The main 11 discs have these feature films directed by Miyazaki:
- Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979, Miyazaki's first work in theaters)
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
- Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
- Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Princess Mononoke (1997)
- Spirited Away (2001)
- Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
- Ponyo (2008)
- The Wind Rises (2013)
The first bonus extras disc includes Yuki no Taiyō (Yuki's Sun), the 1972 five-minute pilot film that Hayao Miyazaki storyboarded and directed entirely himself. He created this short for a proposed television series adaptation of Tetsuya Chiba's manga of the same name. The 76 theaters of Aeon Entertainment's chain screened this short with The Wind Rises from December 26 to January 13.
The first bonus extras disc are also listed with episodes 26, 27, and 41 from the 1972-1973 television anime Akado Suzunosuke. Miyazaki storyboarded these particular episodes. Another named bonus is "On Your Mark," the music video of a Chage and Aska song that became an "experimental film" shown in theaters with Whisper of the Heart. Miyazaki conceived, wrote, and directed this film.
The Blu-ray Disc of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro is a digital remastered one using the latest HD master.
Amazon lists standalone Blu-ray and DVD releases for The Wind Rises on June 18 and Spirited Away on July 18. Both films have Japanese/English/French/Korean/Chinese (Simplified/Traditional subtitles and Mandarin/Cantonese dubs) subtitles and dubs. The Wind Rises also has a Russian dub, while Spirited Away has German subtitles and dub as well as a Finnish dub.
Both The Wind Rises and Spirited Away also have storyboards that can be viewed alongside the film itself via a picture-in-picture mode, a dialogue recording script, and trailers. The Wind Rises adds the press conference on the completion of the film and the music video for "Hikōki-gumo."
Amazon lists the standalone Blu-ray release of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro on August 6.
Update: The listings are back on Amazon.
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