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Set in medieval Japan, Miyazaki's original story envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious "demon god," transformed by human anger. Ashitaka's quest to solve the beast's fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature.
Miyazaki's convoluted fable is clearly not the stuff of kiddie matinees, nor is the often graphic violence depicted during the battles that ensue. If some younger viewers (or less attentive older ones) will wish for a diagram to sort out the players, Miyazaki's atmospheric world and its lush visual design are reasons enough to watch. For the English-language version, Miramax assembled an impressive vocal cast including Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup (as Ashitaka), Claire Danes (as San), Minnie Driver (as Lady Eboshi), Billy Bob Thornton, and Jada Pinkett Smith. They bring added nuance to a very different kind of magic kingdom. Recommended for ages 12 and older. --Sam Sutherland
The Blu-ray has both versions; the Japanese language version with the original English dubs, and the English-dub written by Neil Gaimon. Read morePublished 1 day ago by LawMom67
Incredible visuals and animation, just some of the most creative stuff you'll see anywhere. Miyazaki is a master and this is one of his best (maybe my favorite). Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jon Y.
I love this movie!!! It runs smoothly. I've had no problem playing it.Published 3 days ago by Kaaliyah
If you have already seen it you already know you should buy it, if you've never seen it get it anyways and watch it with everyone escpecially if you like other Ghibli movies... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Deja Williams
was so happy on finding this movie that i loved when i was young, there were no scratches on the disc and everything worked. was a very happy customer.Published 6 days ago by serenalove9286
Wow, This is a very beautiful, but a tragic film. This film is my all time favorite film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Read morePublished 6 days ago by DC
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|Anime is Dead!||
Some series I really enjoyed are Cowboy bebop, ghost in the shell and Samurai champloo. Not sure what kind of anime you like but these were pretty good for me.
Sep 4, 2009 by semore butts | See all 17 posts
|When in HD?||
i hope you guys understand that they were capturing film in the old days (and nowadays too) (You would need at LEAST a 30 megapixel camera to attempt to match the quality on 35mm film)
So to say that they didn't film in HD in the past is incorrect. HD is just a marketing term to get people to... Read More
Aug 27, 2010 by Collins Chang | See all 25 posts
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>>I can't wait to view it in its original Japanese vocal track.
You don't have to wait, the current release has the complete, original Japanese-language audio track: Main menu >> Setup >> Spoken Languages >> Japanese.
Mar 27, 2008 by koko the talking gorilla | See all 11 posts
here you go pal.
Aug 22, 2014 by Deborah Slayton | See all 2 posts
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I have this issue as well, just purchased it recently
Dec 10, 2011 by Bill Brasky | See all 6 posts
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