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Princess Mononoke

(DVD - 2000 - Japanese)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Princess Mononoke


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When a frightening creature attacks his remote village, young warrior Ashitaka is able to put the great beast out of its misery. It is a boar god corrupted by sinister magic, transformed into a monster by a wound from a mysterious iron ball. Ashitaka has received a wound as well, which bubbles with supernatural putrescence, so he must travel far to the east seeking a cure. In Iron Town, Lady Eboshi employs freed prostitutes, former serfs, and even outcast lepers to build a human empire that will civilize the wilderness with iron and guns. In the forest, the wild gods gather their strength to fight back, led by San, the Princess Mononoke. She is a beautiful but savage girl who has chosen to give up her humanity and side with the animals. Ashitaka finds himself embroiled in a battle between the two forces, both of whom see him as supporting the enemy.
Statement of Responsibility: a Miramax Films ; Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Studio Ghibli present a Studio Ghibli production ; chief executive producer, Yasuyoshi Tokuma ; executive producers, Seiichiro Ujiie, Yutaka Narita ; original story & screenplay, Hayao Miyazaki ; producer, Toshio Suzuki ; director, Hayao Miyazaki
Uniform Title: Mononoke hime. English
Title: Princess Mononoke
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Tokyo] :, Nibariki TNDG ;, Burbank, CA :, Miramax Home Entertainment :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2000]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (134 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Omg i think i saw this on www.tubeplus.me !!!!!!!

Report This Jun 25, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The second greatest Miyazaki film I have ever seen behind Spirited Away. Simply put, this is a life changing film of aching grace and beauty. The expansive wilderness of ancient Japan is brought shimmeringly to lifeby Hayao Miyazki's inspired artwork. The performance all across the board breathe life into the character creating another level of depth and dimension. A film that I would recommend to anyone who loves animation, and film in general.

It has a such sad momentsT_T But its a FANTASTIC!!!! movie!

Report This Mar 13, 2013
  • veganboy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Albeit fairly bloody for small children, this epic fantasy will draw you into its beautiful world and its subtle environmental underpinnings, as if you were a child again.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great movie. It has much suspense, but is a bit bloody. I do not recommend this book for children under around 10.

Report This Dec 06, 2012
  • NobleSix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of Miyazaki's best...( much better than james cameron's avatar.)

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  • ReadingintheCorner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The animation in this film is beautiful. It is very fluid and the landscapes are just as beautiful as the animation. There were a few times where I thought "How did they do that?" I also thought that it had a good story and there were several parts that I thought were exciting. Definitely worth seeing if you like other Studio Ghibli films.

Report This Aug 05, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I am not all that interested in anime. I don't really like it so far and I probably never will. However, this film surpasses those limitations. It's a moving story and is handled with a degree of depth. It isn't stuck in the over-the-top mecha robots fighting routine into which a lot of other anime shows and films easily fall. It's far more organic and dealt with trying to maintain some of that precarious suspension of disbelief. It revolves around a man vs. nature conflict, but it also speaks volumes about the cyclical design of sustainable living. There are a few elements of magic, mostly through the spirits in nature and animals talking, and such, but nothing too ridiculous. I think most of it is due to where it's set, in a mining colony with (compared to our world) what could be considered primitive weaponry. There's also an examination of personal courage in contrast to what can be best described as military power (although it's not the military, it's a mining colony, but the tone is similar), pitting the two against each other and showing their likenesses and differences. As for the whole "princess" thing, don't be confused. Yes, a Disney affiliate owns this film, but none of it is Disney princess style, in any way, shape, or form. In fact, Princess Mononoke technically is a metaphor, but San (who we might as well call Princess Mononoke) only appears once in the first 45 minutes of the running time and doesn't even do or say anything more than two words until halfway through the movie. So don't expect princessy elements; this film isn't saccharine in the slightest, and can be equally enjoyed by boys and girls. As a side note, the voice cast is quite impressive. You've got Billy Crudup as Ashitaka (best known as guitarist Russell in Almost Famous), Billy Bob Thornton as Jigo (children would know him as Jack from Puss in Boots or Morris Buttermaker from the BAD NEWS BEARS remake), Minnie Driver as Lady Eboshi (Jane from Disney's TARZAN, Mandy from ELLA ENCHANTED, and Skylar from GOOD WILL HUNTING), John DiMaggio as Gonza (Bender from FUTURAMA, Marcus Fenix from the GEARS OF WAR series, and Jake the Dog from ADVENTURE TIME), Claire Danes as San (Beth from LITTLE WOMEN, Juliet from Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET, Angela Chase from MY SO-CALLED LIFE, and Temple Grandin from the eponymous miniseries), Gillian Anderson as Moro (Dana Sculley from THE X-FILES), Jada Pinkett Smith as Toki (Gloria the hippo from the MADAGASCAR trilogy), and Keith David as Okkoto (Apollo from Disney's HERCULES, Goliath from GARGOYLES, David Anderon from the MASS EFFECT series, Dr. Facilier from Disney's THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, and the Arbiter from the HALO series).

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  • red_tiger_805 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • choco_loca_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • OuranophobicAngel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • crazypandaJ rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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  • Realization rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • zorg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Jan 26, 2012
  • papillonvert rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Aug 05, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • pod rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Report This Aug 05, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"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 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"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 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"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!"

Report This Aug 05, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"Ugh, I smell like a human."

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Toki: Thanks, stranger. My husband's an idiot, but I'm glad he's safe and sound.

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Toki: I wish the wolves had eaten you! Then maybe I could've found a real husband.

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Report This Oct 17, 2013
  • i_am rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

PRINCESS MONONOKE trailer (and more!)

The English-language trailer for PRINCESS MONONOKE. Also additionally, for those who for whatever reason, can't get access to PRINCESS MONONOKE at their local libraries, a thoughtful provision by a registered uploader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDIKHfUJu3w

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