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Princess Mononoke

(DVD - 2000)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Princess Mononoke
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A young warrior searching for a cure for a deadly curse becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000]
ISBN: 0788820613
Branch Call Number: DVD Action PRINCESS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Mononoke hime

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A princess raised by wolves must defend the forest from the forces of human industry. Stunningly lovely animation from Japanese master Miyazaki.

A villager is sent to save the forest from other humans who are corrupting the animals. Princess Mononoke, who was raised by the wolves, tries to protect the forest.


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Feb 13, 2015
  • gage2010 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Personally I didn't like this Miyazaki film. While the graphics were stunning, I found the story hard to follow. Also, it was way more violent than his other films (don't get me wrong, I watch Trinity Blood which is very violent). Pretty good message at the end and cool characters, but just not something I really would want to watch again.

Jan 28, 2015
  • Britty346 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is amazing! The characters are memorable, the plot original and the landscapes breathtaking.

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.

May 18, 2013
  • BlackHearts rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good story, but it had too many drawn out scenes where it was all talking. Wasn't the best Studio Ghilbli film.

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

Mar 13, 2013
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 4 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.

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.)

Nov 29, 2012
  • butterfly_wings rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love it have it everyone must see them all.

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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!"

Aug 05, 2012
  • 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."

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

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

Aug 05, 2012
  • 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."

Aug 05, 2012
  • 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!"

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

"Ugh, I smell like a human."

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.

Jun 17, 2012
  • 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.

Jun 17, 2012
  • 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.

Jun 17, 2012
  • 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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berayburn thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Apr 15, 2014
  • red_tiger_805 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_tiger_805 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Oct 28, 2013

mvm thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Syedkzz thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Nov 24, 2012
  • OuranophobicAngel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

OuranophobicAngel thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Oct 21, 2012
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

forever_ice17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Summerpreet thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jul 27, 2012
  • crazypandaJ rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

crazypandaJ thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Apr 22, 2012
  • Realization rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Realization thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Oct 21, 2012
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Gory limbs and lots of explosions.

Aug 05, 2012
  • 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).

Aug 05, 2012
  • 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).

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

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

Aug 05, 2012
  • 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.

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).

Jul 06, 2008
  • 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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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.

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.

Apr 18, 2009
  • 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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