The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness Ghibli Blu-ray Details

Posted By yonghow on March 23rd, 2014

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness ( 夢と狂気の王国 Yume To Kyoki No Oukoku ), a documentary on Studio Ghibli’s two founding directors Miyazaki Hayao & Isao Takahata will be released on blu-ray/dvd on May 21st 2014.

The documentary ( directed by Japanese filmmaker Mami Sunada ) shows us the lives of the 2 directors over the span of a year during the production of their 2 animated films, Kaze Tachinu ( The Wind Rises ) and Kaguyahime ( Princess Kaguya ).

And yes, the blu-ray comes with English subtitles. Check out the trailer below for a taste :

Here are the details/specs for the blu-ray disc :

Running time : 118 Minutes
Aspect Ratio/Encoding : 16:9 / MPEG-4 AVC
Audio : Japanese (DTS-HD MasterAudio 5.1ch)
Blu-ray Disc region : Region 1
Subtitles : Japanese, English

Supplementary materials : A 2 minute “Digest short film”, a 32 minute unreleased footage collection titled “Ushiko Wa Mitta” ( about the work of Ghibli producer Suzuki Toshio during the production of Kaze Tachinu, apparently told through the perspective of a stray cat named Ushiko that lives around Studio Ghibli ), theatrical trailers.

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5 Responses to “The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness Ghibli Blu-ray Details”


DVD will also come with english subs right?


Yes, the dvd verison also comes with English subtitles. :]


Great! Time to re-watch the making of Mononoke Hime and Omohide Poro Poro while waiting for this. :]


“This time, I mean it / I’m serious.” Haha. Another thing I love most about Miyazaki besides his inventive wisdom is his wit and humor. And seeing him, Takahata, and Suzuki together is always a treat because they have such great creative chemistry. Cannot wait for this documentary. Is there also a good documentary of Satoshi that you can recommend?


Hanlu – Not that I know of, but I’m hoping perhaps there would be one soon. :]