Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, Miyazaki Collection Blu-rays.

Posted By yonghow on April 6th, 2014

Studio Ghibli has announced the release date for Miyazaki Hayao’s highly acclaimed animated film Spirited Away ( Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi ) to be on July 16th 2014.

Also announced are the blu-rays for Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises ( Kaze Tachinu ) and The Castle of Cagliostro (Lupin), on June 18th 2014 and August 6th 2014 respectively. Check out the cover art for the films below :



Also going on sale on June 18th 2014 is the Hayao Miyazaki Collection Blu-ray Boxset, which includes 11 of his films, namely

– Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
– Nausicaa (1984)
– Castle In The Sky (1986)
– My Neighbour 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)

There are also 2 supplementary discs, the first which contains some early animated short films that Miyazaki was involved in, and the 2nd disc is a complete recording of his retirement annoucement/press conference held on the 6th of September 2013. Box contents are show below :

Amazon purchase links for the blu-rays below :

Spirited Away blu-ray
The Wind Rises blu-ray
The Castle of Cagliostro blu-ray
Hayao Miyazaki Collection blu-ray

Take a look at the review for the Princess Mononoke blu-ray here.

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9 Responses to “Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, Miyazaki Collection Blu-rays.”

Josh

please take my money now!haha

yonghow

Josh – Haha the boxset is too expensive for me, but I’m likely to get the Spirited Away blu-ray. :]

Eduardo M.

Boy, I would get it in a heartbeat.

Dennis

For those who have been collecting the individual blu-ray and still following, the box set may not be a welcome. I will not pay extra to buy the whole set again since I started collecting the individual way back from the first blu-ray release.

Disappointing, but really glad to see Spirited Away releasing soon.

yonghow

Dennis – I guess the boxset is an easier way for fans who have yet purchased any of his films on blu-ray to pick it up more easily.

Definitely looking forward to the Spirited blu-ray alright. :]

luca

Do you think the blu rays in the box set will have the same features as the individual ones? for instance both English subs and dubs? thank you

luca

and a follow up question. Is the english dub from these releases different from the dub that was done originally? I read for instance that songs that were translated in english in the dubs done many years ago are the original japanese songs in these, is that true? and are the voice actors different as well? sorry for the many questions I`m just trying to get all the info before buying, these editions look great but they are pretty expensive.

yonghow

luca – Unfortunately no such information is supplied on either Amazon or articles I found online, so I cannot give you a definitive answer.

My best guess is that the English subs and dubs should be the same – usually a disclaimer will be released if they are changed/different from the previous release.

Again, this is just my conjecture.

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