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|Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Blu-RayA 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 Nausicaa, 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. Nausicaa and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the Earth.Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, the first feature film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, features exotic settings, impactful music, the voice talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Shia LeBouf and Edward James Olmos, and a timeless story about courage and compassion in the face of danger.|
Editor's NoteHayao Miyazaki's epic, environmentally conscious anime, takes viewers on a voyage through time and space to the magical and dreamlike Valley of the Wind, where good battles evil for the future of the human race. Faced with almost certain destruction of her planet's natural resources, the warrior Princess Nausicaa must rally her people against an evil queen's brutal army to bring a new life to her homeland. Reminiscent of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, this story of responsibility, coming of age, peace, and redemption has proven to be one of the legendary Miyazaki's most enduring works. As opposed to the earlier release of this film, titled WARRIORS OF THE WIND, this release stays true to Miyazaki's original work.
Cast & Crew
|Hideshi Kyonen - Cinematographer|
|Joe Hisaishi - Composer|
|Shiyoji Sakai - Editor|
|Tomoko Kida - Editor|
|Naoki Kaneko - Editor|
|Hayao Miyazaki - Director|
Customer Reviews of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind(Blu-ray)
Some of the themes and undertones of later Miyazaki works can be seen in this earlier film. In particular, the environmental interdependence of man and his environment that later defines "Princess Mononoke" begins in "Nausicaa." The "ohmu," giant armored bugs who attack when one of their own is injured, have the mysterious inner lives that many of the fantastical spirits/gods possess in "Spirited Away." His fascination with wind and flight , lush and complex scenery, and the dynamic "acting" of his characters mark "Nausicaa" as an archetypal Miyazaki work. Although I watched this anime in the original language with subtitles, Disney has assembled a remarkable cast of voices: Uma Thurman, Chris Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos, Alison Lohman, and Mark Hamill. (The extras in the DVD contain interviews with these English-speaking actors about their dubbing experiences.) I watched bits with these voices, and they are actually quite good in that they capture the emotional force and rhythms (to a degree) of the original. For those who get too distracted by reading subtitles , the high-quality dubbing should be appreciated. Still, I am a purist, much preferring the original language.
I love this movie. It has an interesting concept that I find a very good one. I love the action as well as the plot. It has a wonderfully written story that gets you thinking. Well it got me thinking. I would love to see more movies like this. It is really well done. I recommend it.