Disney announced today that it plans to release “The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki” as a Blu-Ray box set featuring all the famed directors works with Studio Ghibli and more. According to TheNerdist, the collection is slated for a November 17th release and will be available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.
The collection will include all 11 of Miyazaki’s feature films; Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979, Miyazaki’s first film featured in theaters), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008) and The Wind Rises (2013).
Additionally, the collection will feature a bonus disc containing the 1972 television pilot film Yuki no Taiyō which Miyazaki both directed and produced storyboards for, three episodes of the 1972-1973 series Akado Suzunosuke and a video of Miyazaki’s retirement press conference. Though fans know that this retirement hasn’t meant the end of Miyazaki’s career altogether, as Miyazaki is currently working on short films including an animated short for the Ghibli Museum as well as other side projects such as a samurai manga published in Model Graphix.
As final incentive, the collection also includes Tomohiro Machiyama’s The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki, a book which “explores the themes and techniques of this revered Japanese filmmaker, and selected text from Hayao Miyazaki’s initial notes and creative proposals for the production of each film.”
For those that need a visual reminder, you can check out the trailer for the collection on the MadMan YouTube channel here:Tweet