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Coming Soon from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Announced  as an Academy Award® nominee for Best Animated Feature, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is a critically praised film that features the best of Japanese folklore and artful animation.  Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz,James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy Liu.  The 3-disc Blu-ray includes the film on Blu-rayand DVD as well as a separate DVD with a feature length documentary on the making of the film, titled Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya.  Certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and called “Gorgeous and magical!” by The Washington Post, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray with DVD as well as On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS.

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. From Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya will be available on DVD and Blu-ray with DVD.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.

Bonus Features on DVD and Blu-ray

  • Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya” – 86-minute documentary on the making of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • Announcement of the Completion of the Film
  • Japanese Trailers and TV Spots
  • US Trailers

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – Blu-ray:
Street Date: February 17, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61168048/ 61168053 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours 18 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English, French and Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: February 17, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61168088/ 61168056 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours 18 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English, French and Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French

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