Prince of the Sun: The Great Adventure of Hols (USA DVD)

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Horus - Prince of the Sun
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DVD Cover
Original title 太陽の王子 ホルスの大冒険
(Taiyou no Ouji Horusu no Daibouken)
Media type DVD
Aspect Ratio  2.35:1 Letterboxed 16:9
Anamorphic Widescreen
Region 1
Country USA
Language(s) Japanese (Mono)
English (Mono)
Subtitle(s) English
Publisher Discotek Media / Eastern Star
Released 23 December 2014
Video format 480p/480i
# of Discs 1 - DVD-9
Runtime 82 minutes
Catalog # 70310
UPC: 8-7570703-109-7
Price MSRP $24.95
Rating NR

Notes: First DVD release in North America, in Japanese with new English subtitles.


  • Two audio commentaries
    • By Ghibli Blog author Daniel Thomas MacInnes with readings from Anipages Daily, Critic After Dark and BUTA Connection.
    • By anime scholar Mike Toole (40 mins)
  • Every Poet a Thief: Inspirations From Horus, a gallery of influences and themes seen in the films of Studio Ghibli.
  • Hilda and Horus: Just Like Twins, an essay on the film's main protagonists and its themes of trauma and revenge.
  • Reiko Okuyama: A Tribute to a Legend, an essay by animation scholar Benjamin Ettinger on pioneering artist and feminist icon Reiko Okuyama.
  • Message of Hope: A Conversation With Isao Takahata, an interview with Isao Takahata conducted in 2010 by film critic Peter van der Lugt.
  • 2008 video conversation with Isao Takahata and Youichi Kotabe.
  • Production gallery, featuring publicity stills, movie posters and home video releases around the world.
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: Rare photographs of the film's creators: Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, founders of Studio Ghibli, with Yasuo Ohtsuka, Yasuji Mori, Reiko Okuyama, and Youichi Kotabe.