Studio Ghibli Kiki's Delivery Service and Nausicaa SteelBook Blu-rays Are up for Pre-Order

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Back in February, Studio Ghibli, GKIDS and Shout Factory released limited edition SteelBook Blu-rays for director Hayao Miyazaki's classic animated films Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle. Today, those films are joined by Kiki's Delivery Service and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

Details regarding special features can be found below along with official descriptions and Amazon pre-order links. Note that you won't be charged until the Blu-rays ship and you'll automatically get any discounts that occur between the that you order and the release date. For example, Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle are both $19.99 (26% off) on Amazon at the moment and are slated for release tomorrow, May 12th. Odds are a similar discount will occur for the new films, and if that happens you'll be covered.

Kiki's Delivery Service - Pre-Order on Amazon ($26.99 - arrives on August 25th): "From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don't miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world, featuring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Phil Hartman, and Debbie Reynolds."

Special Features:

  • Includes Full Color [4-, 6-, 8-] Page Booklet
  • Ursula's Painting
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • Creating Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki
  • Scoring Miyazaki
  • Behind the Microphone
  • The Locations of Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Kiki & Jiji
  • Flying with Kiki & Beyond

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - Pre-Order on Amazon ($26.99 - arrives on August 25th): "Experience the film that launched the Academy Award-winning career of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation, Hiyao Miyazaki! After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth. Like Hiyao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Ponyo, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind will dazzle your senses with its intricately imagined storytelling and stunning animation!"

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Special Features:

  • Includes Full Color [4-, 6-, 8-] Page Booklet
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Behind the Studio - Discover the film's fantastic origins in this fascinating documentary, Including interviews with Hayo Miyazaki

Given the release schedule for the two rounds of Studio Ghibli SteelBook Blu-rays in this series, we would expect to see a third round happen just before the ship date for Kiki's Delivery Service and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind on August 25th. Stay tuned.

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