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  • Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Producers: Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Frank Marshall, Toshio Suzuki
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Language: Japanese
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jan. 2012
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005A50V0O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,037 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Inspired by Mary Norton’s classic children’s book The Borrowers, tiny 14 year old Arrietty lives under the floorboards of an old house with her father and mother. Their peaceful life is dramatically changed when the ever curious Arrietty accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a poorly and lonesome 12 year old human boy. The fledgling friendship between the two lonely children causes Haru the housekeeper to become aware of the borrowers’ existence. The family of little borrowers are forced to choose between staying in their well-established home or leaving for the uncertainty of the great outdoors.

 “Arrietty is an enchanting and tender Ghibli treasur”
Little White Lies

“Jaw-droppingly beautiful, superbly paced, devastatingly charming” News of The World


 

EXTRAS: Storyboards, Trailers and Japanese TV Spots, Interviews with Hayao Miyazaki – Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Cecile Corbel “Arrietty’s Song” Promotional Video

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Keech on 15 Feb. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Firstly, lets just get this out there, this is a beautiful film - Studio Ghibli's insistence on its artists drawing everything instead of relying on computers to do the work, really shines through. It gives the film a (typical for the studio) old school look, whilst compromising nothing in the quality of the animation. Colours are bright, textured and stunning from the foreground to backgrounds - just amazing!

Secondly, the film itself. Having been a long term fan of 'The Borrowers' (Mary Norton's book on which the film is based) and, more recently, a big fan of Studio Ghibli - I got to approach my viewing from two different angles.
'Arietty' is based upon only the first Borrowers book (although there are nods to subsequrnt novels 'The Borrowers afield' and 'The Borrowers afloat.) And whilst there are some subtle changes, the core of the story remains intact.
Arietty is the only daughter of Pod and Homliy Clock - who are Borrowers, tiny people living beneath the floor of a country house. They 'borrow' things from above the floorboards that the humans won't need or miss (aside from the odd sugar cube anyway). The story takes us through Arietty's first trips 'borrowing' with her father, Pod. During the borrowing, Arietty is seen by one of the big people, a small boy named Sho who has been sent to the country to recover from an illness (similar to the book). This prompts the Clock family to consider moving away as, once seen, the Borrowers feel they are in danger. However, Arietty doesn't quite see things in such a black and white way and secretly befriends the boy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thîãš Lïght on 21 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I saw a preview for Arrietty ages ago and loved the voice cast! I was highly disappointed when the US decided to change the names of characters and use a different voice cast. So I bought this version from Amazon UK. It took a bit of work but i was able to make a backup of the DVD disc into a region free so I can no enjoy the superior voice cast and keep true to the characters. Eventually I'll figure out how to do the same for the blu-ray, cuz dayum are those colors fine!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bertie Buggerington on 10 Jan. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Having watched Arrietty at my local cinema and now having savoured the Blu-ray, I'm going to go out on a limb and proclaim that the wonderful Studio Ghibli stable has finally found a *potential* successor to Hayao Miyazaki. Arrietty is an absolutely wonderful film, and it is gobsmacking to think that this is a directorial debut for Hiromasa Yonebayashi - who has already been proclaimed the studio's "best young animator" by the 70 year old veteran (Miyazaki) himself.

I won't spoil the story for you other than to give you the film's basic premise: Arrietty is based on Mary Norton's classic book, The Borrowers, and it more or less sticks to the book's narrative. It tells the tale of 14 year old Arrietty, a 'Borrower', or 'little person', and her family. She lives with her mother and father under the floorboards of a house in Western Tokyo. As 'Borrowers', they sneak out at night to "borrow", or rather take food and other essentials from the house's human occupants, but only enough as to live on. One of the humans in the house, or "human beans" as the borrowers hilariously call them, is a boy named Sho, who is of a similar age to Arrietty and is staying at the house to convalesce prior to an operation. One day he spots Arrietty, which is the worst thing possible to happen to a Borrower, as being seen by human beans traditionally spells trouble for these little folk. However, Sho is not your ordinary brash screen kid, he's a kind hearted and gentle soul and only wishes to befriend Arrietty. I will not delve further into the plot for fear of spoiling it for you, other than to say it is a simple tale and ask that you don't go looking for hidden metaphors or underlying subtext as you would with some other Ghibli films.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By menosketiago on 5 Mar. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Arriety is a Miyazaki's old wshislist film to be that was entrusted to a Ghibli's team member as a 1st directing role and the result was a good film that in no way is lacking in comparison to past Ghibli films.

Based on The Borrowers classic children's book the script couldn't go wrong. It goes a little beyond childish themes and gives you an unfinished ending that is already a king of trademark form the studios that leaves much to your imagination.

The animation is pure genious, the colours are simply wide, vivid and emotional and the actual drawing skill is top knotch.

On short, if you like the previous Ghibli movies this should be on you collection.
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By Ms T TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Mar. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
* About the story: The film, Arrietty, is named after the main character: a 14 year old girl who is thumbelina-sized. The story is about her and her family; it's about their lifestyle, and their relationship with life-sized human beings. My one little quibble with the story would be that the ending felt a little unfinished, but other than that I enjoyed the story.

* Artistry of film: The chief thing that really stood out for me in this film is how beautiful it is. There are lots of beautifully detailed, peaceful shots of nature, showing details like how the breeze moves the garden flowers - and this abundant breathing space for details like this literally feels as refreshing as being in a beautiful setting, breathing in fresh spring air yourself. It makes me feel like this movie celebrates the beauty of nature and really conveys the joy the artists had in painting and animating the scenes. I also really appreciated the thoughtfulness that went into imagining what the world would be like to little pixie-sized people - and how everyday objects can be repurposed when you're very small. More than once while watching this I found myself smiling at the sheer beauty of this film.

* Music: Composed by Cécile Corbel - I really enjoyed the music a lot. It's sort of a mix of Japanese and celtic / Irish in feel. It reminded me a lot of "The Path of the Wind" from My Neighbour Totoro by Joe Hisaishi.

* Overall: A truly lovely film :)
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