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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Studio Ghibli Collection
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"This film is the foundation of Studio Ghibli"
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Purchased on Mighty Ape

Though its now part of Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki's earliest classical pre-Studio Ghibli film has paved the right path of his filming career & this has provided the right momentum to establish his very own animation powerhouse: Studio Ghibli.

It's very remarkable how a group of talented Japanese animators can produce such fine & well executed animation within that time period (1984) and this would of envied quite a lot of animators in the western world.

Overall, I love how Miyazaki & his team can create a animated film that captivates us & can be truly re-memorable experience as well.

Description

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hepburn: Kaze no Tani no Naushika) is a 1984 Japanese animated family fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth.

Won Ofuji Noburo Award, Mainichi Film Concours (1985). From the Studio Ghibli Collection

Special Features:

  • NEW: Audio interview with Toshio Suzuki and Anno Hideaki “Nausicaä and Evangelion! The Whereabouts of the Giant Warrior”
  • NEW: Behind the mike featurette with US voice actors including Patrick Stewart
  • NEW: Audio commentary with Anno Hideaki (Key Animation, creator of EVANGELION) and Kazuyoshi Katayama (Assistant Director)
  • NEW: Complete storyboards now with Blu-Ray Picture in Picture: Get An Insiders Look At The Films Artistry
  • Original five Japanese theatrical trailers
  • The birth story Of Studio Ghibli featurette

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Reviews

“Every time I watch a film from Studio Ghibli (with a couple of minor exceptions), I am floored by how entertaining, beautiful, and dignified they are. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sits near the top of this list, a film with firm moral values and a strong understanding of how to entertain audiences of all ages. Finally, 20 years after its original release, we have a chance to see this magnificent film as it was meant to be watched. If you are a fan of animation, don't let it go unseen any longer.” DVD Verdict

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a fabulously rich piece of work that has something for audiences of every age. Anyone can relate to the film as an exciting and colourful science-fiction action adventure, filled with fabulous creatures, thrilling aviation sequences and familiar character types. Yet there are serious issues broached here regarding the role of the individual as part of a community, their place in world around them and the effect their actions have on the environment. It’s a measure of the greatness of the film that it broaches these subjects without condescension or didacticism or the need to behave merely as a cartoon entertainment.” DVD Times

Release date Australia
December 2nd, 2010
Movie Format
  • Blu-ray
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Collection
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
116
Series
Studio
Subtitles
English
Country of Production
  • Japan
Genre
  • Animation
Original Release Year
1984
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x175x15
UPC
9322225084759
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
9016923

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