The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki on Blu-ray
I am so excited about the words I’m about to type.
The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki — expected to release on November 17th, 2015, and exclusively on Amazon — is a comprehensive collection of Miyazaki’s eleven feature films on Blu-ray. At $225, the set includes (with my personal favorites in bold):
- Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- Castle in the Sky
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso
- Princess Mononoke
- Spirited Away
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- The Wind Rises (this is the only one I haven’t seen yet)
There are also a handful of cool bonuses:
- Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki’s Sun) — A 1972 TV pilot based on a manga by Tetsuya Chiba that was directed, storyboarded and animated by Miyazaki.
- Episodes 26, 27, and 41 of the 1972 anime series Akado Suzunosuk (Little Samurai), featuring storyboards by Miyazaki.
- The uncut version of Miyazaki’s Retirement Press Conference.
- A book titled The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki by Tomohiro Machiyama.
I’ve long been hoping a Blu-ray set like this would hit U.S. shores. If you feel the same, pre-order it for $225 on Amazon.