Miyazaki’s 1st Directorial Work Listed in 13-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Box Set
Amazon Japan briefly listed Miyazaki Hayao Kantoku Sakuhin-shū (The Collected Works of Director Hayao Miyazaki), a 13-disc Blu-ray Disc/DVD collection of Miyazaki’s works. The June 18 listing included the first home video release of Yuki no Taiyō, a television pilot film that was the first work that listed Miyazaki as the director.
The main 11 discs have these feature films directed by Miyazaki listed:
The first bonus extras disc was listed with Yuki no Taiyō (Yuki’s Sun), the 1972 five-minute pilot film that Hayao Miyazaki storyboarded and directed entirely himself. He created this short for a proposed television series adaptation of Tetsuya Chiba’s manga of the same name. The 76 theaters of Aeon Entertainment’s chain screened this short with The Wind Rises from December 26 to January 13.
The first bonus extras disc was also listed with episodes 26, 27, and 41 from the 1972-1973 television anime Akado Suzunosuke. Miyazaki storyboarded these particular episodes. Another listed bonus is “On Your Mark,” the music video of a Chage and Aska song that became an “experimental film” shown in theaters with Whisper of the Heart. Miyazaki conceived, wrote, and directed this film.
The second bonus extras disc was listed with the complete, unedited 90-minute pressconference in which Hayao Miyazaki discussed his retirement from feature films on September 6, 2013.
The Blu-ray Disc of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro is a digital remastered one using the latest HD master.
Amazon listed standalone Blu-ray and DVD releases for The Wind Rises on June 18 and Spirited Away on July 18. Both films were listed with English subtitles and dubs.