The Collected Works Of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-ray Box Set Announced

Disney and Studio Ghibli have slowly made Hayao Miyazaki's animated filmography available on Blu-ray over the past few years, but now they're releasing the mother lode. Nerdist has revealed The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-ray box set, coming exclusively to Amazon in November.

The set includes Blu-ray editions of all 11 Miyazaki–directed feature films: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises.

The set also contains several exclusive bonus features, including Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki's Sun), a television pilot Miyazaki storyboarded an animated in 1972, based on a manga by Tetsuya Chiba. There are also three episodes of the anime series Akado Suzunosuk (Little Samurai), which were also storyboarded by Miyazaki.

Finally, the boxset looks at the creator himself with an the uncut version of Miyazaki's Retirement Press Conference and The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki by Tomohiro Machiyama, a book that "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."


No price was mentioned in the initial announcement, but The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki will be released on Amazon on Nov. 17. Expect copies to go fast.