Princess Mononoke

Mononoke-hime. English.

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Summary

  • 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.

Notes

  • Title from disc label.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997.
  • Special features: featurette; theatrical trailer.
  • DVD ; stereo ; Dolby digital.
  • English, Japanese or French dialogue; Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Opening credits -- Prince Ashitaka's fate -- The arm of a demon -- A new friend -- The wolf gods attack -- First sight of Princess Mononoke -- The tree spirits -- A magical place -- Returning home to Iron Town -- The story of the demon boar -- The inner workings of Iron Town -- San invades Iron Town -- The ape tribe -- The great spirit -- The boars want a battle -- Fighting for Iron -- A warning from the wolf god -- A trap is set -- Iron Town is under attack -- Many lives lost -- Becoming a demon -- A god, a demon, and a spirit -- The great spirit's head -- Rejuvenating the forest -- End credits
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