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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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For the first time ever, the magic of Blu-ray high definition reveals the exquisite details in Hayao Miyazaki's epic masterpiece, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Experience the film that launched the Academy Award winning career (2002 for best animated feature, Spirited Away) of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.
After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth, untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaa, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.
Like Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Ponyo, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind will dazzle your senses with its intracately imagined storytelling and stunning aniimation now more spectacular than ever on Blu-ray.
The clarity of the Blu-ray format heightens the power and beauty of Hayao Miyazaki's striking ecological fable. A notable extra is "Behind the Studio," a short documentary that features composer Joe Hisaishi, studio executive Toshio Suzuki, and director Miyazaki (as well as this writer) discussing the making and significance of Nausicaä. "Enter the Lands" offers trailers of some of the Ghibli films and short descriptions of the main characters, but the map is rather tricky to navigate. Miyazaki's storyboards, timed to the soundtrack, were included in the previous release. Fans of Miyazaki's extraordinary films will want this Blu-ray for their libraries. (Rated PG: some scary imagery) --Charles Solomon
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Details, colors and motion are flawless... in the previous release I had, many of the darker scenes were a muddy mess, highlights were blown out and colors inconsistent. This BR from Disney is as close you'll get to the actual animation cels. Simply stunning. Nausicaa's light trousers and her skintone are finally distinct enough, you wont be asking if she's soaring without pants. :-)
The stereo soundtrack uses the full dynamic range, so youll be riding the volume up and down A LOT. The noisier scenes pack a wollop and the quieter passages you'll need to turn up a bit. Playing this through a proper stereo is a must -- tiny flatscreen tv speakers cant keep up.
The extras are easily ignored fluff... aside from the unique 'storyboard' that shows each major scene establishing sketch. That was a lovely surprise.
English subtitles work but you have to activate them from the disc's own menu -- our players' CC would be set to on, but wouldnt show. Captions appear unobstrusive and accurate.
Beautiful movie, beautiful picture and sound and a quality case to keep it in. Highly recommended.
This is the movie that would lead to the creation of the famed Studio Ghibli and it has much in common with their films. I found the animation to be well done in this movie with some interestingly designed creatures and great action sequences. The music is also top notch. The main theme of the movie, the importance of environmentalism, is also handled well and is told through an engaging story.
This Blu-ray/DVD set contains as bonus features the original Japanese soundtrack, storyboards, and a short documentary on the early history of Studio Ghibli.
This is good movie to check out for fans of animation and the works of Ghibli.
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