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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Blu-ray) (Multi-Language & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
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14 years after My Neighbor the Yamadas, Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao finally returns with The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Based on one of Japan's oldest folk tales, Kaguya depicts the melancholic story of a little girl from another realm that quickly grows from a baby to a beautiful princess. A poetic story of mortality, the price of beauty and what it means to be human, Kaguya is a handsomely drawn and immensely beautiful animated epic that was eight years in the making.

While working in the woods, a woodcutter finds a beam of light on a bamboo stalk. Within it is a tiny delicate girl so beautiful that the woodcutter assumes that she is a princess of sorts. After taking her home, the little girl immediately transforms into a human baby. As the baby – now named Kaguya - quickly matures, the woodcutter finds gold in other bamboo stalks and uses them to buy his adopted daughter's way into becoming a princess. Growing into a gorgeous princess, Kaguya attracts the attention of many suitors, but she laments her lack of freedom and begins to question the purpose of living a life behind closed doors.

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Product Title: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Blu-ray) (Multi-Language & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version) 輝耀姬物語 (Blu-ray) (多國語音及字幕) (全區碼) (日本版) 辉耀姬物语 (Blu-ray) (多国语音及字幕) (全区码) (日本版) かぐや姫の物語 【Blu-ray Disc】 The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Blu-ray) (Multi-Language & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Kaguyahime no Monogatari Kaguyahime no Monogatari Kaguyahime no Monogatari Kaguyahime no Monogatari Kaguyahime no Monogatari
Artist Name(s): Hisaishi Joe | Miyamoto Nobuko | Takahata Isao | Kora Kengo | Asakura Aki 久石讓 | 宮本信子 | 高畑勳 | 高良健吾 | Asakura Aki 久石让 | 宫本信子 | 高畑勋 | 高良健吾 | Asakura Aki 久石譲 | 宮本信子 | 高畑勲 | 高良健吾 | 朝倉あき Hisaishi Joe | Miyamoto Nobuko | Takahata Isao | Kora Kengo | Asakura Aki
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2014-12-03
Publisher Product Code: VWBS-8208
Language: English, Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, French
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, French
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1036686703

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「姫の犯した罪と罰。」 スタジオジブリが描く真実(ほんとう)のかぐや姫

竹の中から生まれ、すぐに成長して美しい娘に育ち、求婚者たちを次々と振ったあげく、満月の夜、迎えにきた使者とともに月へと去ってしまう――かぐや姫はいったい何のために地球にやってきて、なぜ月へ帰ることになったのか。この地で何を思い生きていたのか。かぐや姫の罪とは、その罰とはいったい何だったのか。本作『かぐや姫の物語』は、誰もが知る“かぐや姫"の筋書きはそのままに、誰も知ることのなかったその「心」を描くことで、日本最古の物語に隠された人間・かぐや姫の真実が描き出されました。
本作の監督は、「アルプスの少女ハイジ」「赤毛のアン」『火垂るの墓』『おもひでぽろぽろ』…日本のアニメーションの礎を築いた多くの作品を生み出したアニメーション映画監督・高畑勲。その高畑監督14年ぶりの最新作となります。既成のアニメーション映画の枠組みを超えた作品を生み出し続ける高畑監督のこだわりによって、デジタルならではの技法を極限まで追求した作品となりました。

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本編137分
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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August 6, 2015

This customer review refers to The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya (2013) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Simply beautiful Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
"The Tale of Princess Kaguya" is an instant classic from Studio Ghibli director Takahata Isao. Based upon the ancient folk tale 'The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter', "Kaguya" tells of an elderly bamboo cutter who, one day in a bamboo forest, spots a miraculously fast-growing bamboo shoot, which sprouts a bud. When the bud opens, we see that it contains a tiny princess. The bamboo cutter believes that the gods have given he and his wife this princess to care for and guard. When he holds her in the palms of his hands, she transforms into a human baby, a baby which grows so quickly that the children in the area call her Li'l Bamboo.

She grows up as a normal child, albeit one whose growth far outpaces that of her friends. She develops a childhood crush on Sutemaru, an older boy who looks out for her. Everything changes for Li'l Bamboo, however, when the bamboo cutter encounters another miracle in the forest -- when he chops down one bamboo tree, out pours a fortune in gold nuggets. The bamboo cutter becomes convinced that he is to use this fortune to buy a palatial home in the capitol city and there raise Li'l Bamboo as a real princess, with the new name of Princess Kaguya.

Torn from her beloved home in the woods, Kaguya chafes at the constrained circumstances of city life. She must learn to live like a real princess and is no longer free to roam. Soon rumors of her beauty bring a host of suitors all promising to provide for her the rich life she 'deserves' but does not want. She pines for the woods and for Sutemaru, but the bamboo cutter is too caught up in his dreams of a high station for her and for himself to acknowledge her reluctance. Can Kaguya free herself and return to the life in the forest that she loved?

Director Takahata's film captivates from start to finish, featuring gorgeous animation, splendid voice acting, a delightful Hisaishi Joe score, and a rich and compelling story. Do not miss this one!!!
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