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‘Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke)’

by Mark Schilling

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Language: Japanese (dubbed/subtitled in English)

This 1997 animated fantasy about a wolf-raised girl who leads her forest familiars in a battle with encroaching humans, but falls for a boy cursed by a boar god, was director Hayao Miyazaki’s biggest-ever hit at the time, bringing him to widespread international attention. It’s now on region-free Blu-ray, with multiple languages as well as storyboards, a dubbing script, trailers and a “Princess Mononoke in USA” documentary.