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From one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation and the creator of the Academy Award(R)-winning SPIRITED AWAY (Best Animated Feature Film, 2002) comes Hayao Miyazaki's epic masterpiece NAUSICA- OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND. A thousand years after a global war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of only a few areas still populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausica-, 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. Nausica- and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the Earth. NAUSICA- OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. And this spectacuar 2-disc set features exotic settings, impactful music, and a timeless story about courage and compassion in the face of danger.~~(c)1984 Nibariki - GH
Hayao Miyazaki gained widespread attention in Japan for his complex ecological manga series, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1982), which he adapted for the screen two years later. One thousand years after a war devastated much of the Earth, humanity clings to existence at the fringes of a vast, polluted forest inhabited by monstrous insects. Only Nausicaä, the princess of the tiny realm of the Valley of the Wind, grasps the environmental significance of the forest. She sees beyond petty wars and national rivalries to the only viable future for the planet. In Nausicaä, Miyazaki began to explore elements he would develop more fully in his later films: daring, compassionate heroines; exciting flying sequences; colorful side characters; strong interpersonal relationships; and a call for an ecologically sustainable way of life. Nausicaä prefigures Sheeta in Castle in the Sky and Chihiro in Spirited Away, just as the rough and ready Asbel anticipates Pazu in Castle in the Sky and Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke. For years, Nausicaä was available in the United States only as the badly re-edited Warriors of the Wind. The new English dub from Disney presents the film in its entirety, with strong vocal performances by Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Alison Lohman, and Edward James Olmos. (Rated PG: violence, frightening imagery) --Charles SolomonSee all Editorial Reviews
"Nausicaä" is probably my favorite Miyazaki movie (sorry "Totoro" and "Princess Mononoke"). Read morePublished 1 day ago by Vanessa A.
Sister liked it. Was gift for her. different but same kind of "humans ruining everything" vibe as Mononoke.Published 5 days ago by Rodney625
Bluray arrived undamaged, the packaging is good, everything is in order.
DVD arrived with heavy scratching. I do not know if it can play.
This is an all time classic. I do like the selection of the english voice actors and their respective characters. I thought the dubbing was well done.Published 16 days ago by Chad Smathers
I purchased this DVD for my daughter and my husband. My husband is a big Hayao Miyazaki fan, and my daughter enjoyed the plot too! Read morePublished 17 days ago by Melody
I adore this movie. Nausicaa is such a fantastic and interesting character. That, and the animation is lovely. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Bree
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|Anime is Dead||
Anime is not dead. Hayao Miyazaki is still around making excellent movies.
Dec 15, 2009 by Douglas D. Evans | See all 7 posts
|Warriors of the Wind||
Wariors of the wind was the original dub of nausicaa that horibly mangled and choped up the story. they cut out over 30 more minutes and replaced it with nothing. Not only is the dub horible but the words comming out of their mouths just replace the peace and nature loving ideas with "war is... Read More
Aug 24, 2009 by Geraldeen Dale Levi | See all 5 posts
|READ THE MANGA!||
I would agree that the manga is the superior story, going deeper into the complicated relationships between the nations of naussica's world, and revealing a pessimistic view of humanity in the end times that seems to me sadly accurate.
bear in mind that when the movie was made, the manga was... Read More
Mar 15, 2007 by Frank A. Perna | See all 4 posts
|Where is the blu ray?||
Dec 12, 2010 by Digital Tiger | See all 3 posts
|The Blu ray received a substantial restoration||
I'm going to buy it as soon as I see it. Disney has really been showing this movie the respect it deserves. Disney and Ghibli make a great team.
Mar 27, 2011 by Ford Madox Prefect | See all 2 posts
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