Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2014, c1998.
Branch Call Number: FIC Princ
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray DVD (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio,5.1 Dolby Digital,rda.
video file,Blu-Ray,1080p High Definition,regions A, B, C,rda.

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WoodneathReads
Sep 21, 2018

If you've never watched an animated film for adults before, now's the time to start. Princess Mononoke is a powerful, beautiful story about humans and the world we inhabit, set among the forests of ancient Japan. Not only is the film deeply moving (the English translation of the script was written by Neil Gaiman, so you know it's great), but the animation is gorgeous.

Princess Mononoke is one of my all-time favorite films. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll love it too!--Lizzie (See more of my picks by following WoodneathLizzie)

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WoodneathLizzie
Sep 13, 2018

If you've never watched an animated film for adults before, now's the time to start. Princess Mononoke is a powerful, beautiful story about humans and the world we inhabit, set among the forests of ancient Japan. Not only is the film deeply moving (the English translation of the script was written by Neil Gaiman, so you know it's great), but the animation is gorgeous.

Princess Mononoke is one of my all-time favorite films. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll love it too!

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technic11
Aug 16, 2018

Miyazaki's best!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 25, 2018

The movie “Princess Mononoke” is a marvellous old classic anime movie. The animation of this movie was outstanding and is very similar to the animation of many anime movies. Comparing the animation of this movie to Hayao Miyazaki’s most recent movies, there is not much difference in the animation. However, the animation of the background and sincere of this movie was fantastic. “Princess Mononoke” has a well-produced plot with a war between animal spirits with humans. In this movie there is a young boy from a village far away and who is trying to stop the war and make peace in order for his “disease” to heal. The ending of this movie was a fantastic with finally making peace between both sides and healing Ashitaka's disease. “Princess Mononoke” has a theme of both adventure and fantasy, due to the spirits of the forest and the discovery of them. I believe that this movie is enjoyable for all ages due to the fact that it is a family movie and is quite appropriate to watch with little children. “Princess Mononoke” is truly one of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces. Rating 5/5
- @Chichiro of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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ausnos
Jul 24, 2018

This is top notch Miyazaki! Perfect in every way. I love it!

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 20, 2018

One of my all time favorite films. The Incredibly well-done animation and beautiful soundtrack come together to give a spectacular story by Hayao Miyazaki.

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jezicuhh
Apr 18, 2018

A brilliant and truly epic tale. The music and visuals were memorizing throughout.

LoganLib_Nan Sep 20, 2017

Hands down the best animated film ever made! Totally epic in scale. A must watch!!!

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MontMoroc
Aug 12, 2017

A spellbinding epic with great characters, visuals and pathos.

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red_sheep_101
Jun 19, 2017

Exotic, gruesome, makes your heart beat fast, draws you in.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 20, 2018

"I am the eldest of the Amishi. Our tribe was driven here by the ravages of the Emperor. Now our youngest warrior must cut his hair and go off into the unknown? Sometimes I think the Gods are laughing at us." - Amishi Elder

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ByrdeeWolfSpirit
Nov 11, 2017

"The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them..."
(this sounds like MY mom)

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

"What I want is for the humans and the forest to live in peace!"

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

"These days, there are angry ghosts all around us. Dead from wars, sickness, starvation, and nobody cares. So you say you're under a curse. So what. So's the whole damn world."

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

"You cannot change fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you so choose."

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

"In ancient times, the land lay covered in forests, where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony, but as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed. Those that remained were guarded by gigantic beasts who owed their allegiances to the Great Forest Spirit, for those were the days of gods and of demons."

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

"Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It's eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster!"

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

"Ugh, I smell like a human."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kôhroku: Huh, I didn't know the Forest Spirit made the flowers grow.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Ashitaka: That's a relief. I was starting to think I'd done something wrong by bringing him back home.

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yellow_giraffe_260
Sep 15, 2018

yellow_giraffe_260 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 20, 2018

Sam_Stewart thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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empbee
Mar 21, 2017

empbee thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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GeoffFrizzell
Feb 18, 2017

GeoffFrizzell thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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VV12
Nov 13, 2015

VV12 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Red_Bird_90
Jun 02, 2015

Red_Bird_90 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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red_tiger_805
Apr 15, 2014

red_tiger_805 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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mvm
Oct 28, 2013

mvm thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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wlanehart
Aug 31, 2013

wlanehart thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Syedkzz Jun 25, 2013

Syedkzz thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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forever_ice17
Oct 21, 2012

Violence: Gory limbs and lots of explosions.

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

Coarse Language: Damn is said a few times, as is "bastard" (twice) and "piss" (once).

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's some slight intensity to the action scenes. Also, black goo pours out a body. A creature under a magical curse gets covered with what look like a mass of worms (it's not pretty, but it's not particularly frightening).

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

Other: Sake is consumed by a few characters (but, to be fair, you probably wouldn't even notice).

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

Sexual Content: The idea of women working in brothels is very briefly mentioned.

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britprincess1
Aug 05, 2012

Violence: Animals receive a bit of pain, in the sense that some get shot, a boar dies, dying bodies burn and deteriorate, and a boar spits out red sickly blood a couple of times in a row. Villainous warriors are decapitated and have their arms chopped off in one scene. But remember: this film is owned by a Disney affiliate.

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pod
Jul 06, 2008

Violence: My children found this film a bit scary when they were under the age of ten.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

A giant boar-demon attacks an Emishi village and the protagonist, Ashitaka, is forced to fight and kill him. In the struggle, Ashitaka receives a curse on his right arm,[2] which grants him superhuman strength but will eventually kill him. Under the advice of the village wisewoman, he leaves to travel to the west in search of a cure. After some traveling, he meets Jigo, a wandering monk who tells Ashitaka that he might find help from the forest spirit of a mountain range populated by giant animal-gods. Iron Town, located in that range, continually clears the nearby forests to make charcoal to smelt ironsand and produces advanced firearms, leading to battles with the giant forest beasts. Among these animals are giant wolves accompanied by San, who the villagers of Iron Town call "Princess Mononoke." She is a young human woman who was adopted by the giant wolf goddess Moro.

papillonvert Jan 26, 2012

Film in a Sentence: A young prince defends his village and ends up pulled into a conflict far beyond anything he could have imagined.

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zorg
Apr 18, 2009

In western Japan, a former prince, exiled from his own village for his mysterious scar, put on his arm by a demon, Travels far to find the forest spirit, the only one who can heal his wound before it kills him.

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