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Myth, history and magic take shape in this epic morality fable from amazing animator Miyazaki. This action-packed fairy tale tells of gods, demons and humans struggling for control of a paradise-like forest (no, this isn't about Hollywood). Mortally poisoned by a demonically possessed wild boar (trust us, okay?), a young prince (Crudup) is forced to leave his village.
On his journey he meets a selfish upper-class industrialist (Driver) and some of the spirits who guard the forest, which include a giant she-wolf (Anderson) and the fiery Princess Mononoke (Danes). And she isn't any little mermaid. This fanciful, violent world is filled with the kind of resonant images that usually only come to us in our dreams. Not to be missed.