The animated classic Princess Mononoke, directed buy Hayao Miyazaki, will have a collector’s edition release on Blu-ray on May 19 via Shout! Factory. The limited edition set includes a 40-page book with art, essays, and hours of special features, including the film’s soundtrack CD (this will be the CD’s debut in North America).

The book contains new essays from movie critic Glenn Kenny along with Miyazaki quotes and poems about the characters in his epic fantasy film. Special features on the disc include feature length storyboards, the original theatrical trailers, TV spots, and several featurettes “Princess Mononoke in USA, Behind the Microphone). The set is available for pre-order on

Is Princess Mononoke your favorite film from Hayao Miyazaki, or do you prefer Spirited Away or maybe even Ponyo? Feel free to comment below!

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