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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind [Blu-ray] [1984] [US Import]

Sumi Shimamoto , Mahito Tsujimura , Hayao Miyazaki    Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Ky˘da, Gor˘ Naya, Ichir˘ Nagai
  • Directors: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Writers: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Producers: Isao Takahata, Michio Kond˘, Ned Lott, Rick Dempsey, Toru Hara
  • Format: Animated, Colour, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French, Japanese
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Mar 2011
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004CRR9G0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,413 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Anime you'll see 7 Sep 2006
Channel four recently put a Studio Ghibli film into its 100 films to see before you die, and it was Princess Mononoke, which is a great film, but in my opinion this is the film that should be there instead. Credited as a Studio Ghibli film is was not made by Ghibli, but by the people who would eventually become Ghibli when they made the second film, Laputa. First seen in the west as a butchered film called Warriors of the Winds, it sank beneath the waves until the recent interest in Ghibli with the release of Spirited Away and it was released in an uncut form with new voice talent. It is based on a Manga that Miyzaki had been writing for 13 years until he bought it to the screen.

It shows a world devastated by mans folly 1000 years before in a war in which burnt the world. Survivors now live in isolated communities seperated by the Sea of Decay, a poisonous forest inhabited by giant insects, chief of which are the Ohmu. Nausicaa is a Princess who lives in The Valley of the Winds. A peaceful place until it is shattered by a aircraft from the warlike people of Tolmekia, which crashes into there valley. Closely followed by a resuce party from Tolmekia it is discovered that the crash ship carries a weapon left over from the old world, with which the Tolmekians plan to destroy the Sea of Decay and reclaim the earth for man. Needless to say it goes a little pear-shaped.

The film, despite being made in 1984, is beautfully drawn and is superior to anything that Disney produced at the time. Its plot could be confusing to younger children, but the action keeps flowing and the storyline is intelligent to keep the adults engrossed. A great film for both young and old alike, as it show that animation is not just for children.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best animation I have ever seen. 29 Dec 2005
I love anime films. Especially Studio Ghibli films. Tending to be a bit drawn towards the more cutesy stuff, I was originally put off Nausicaa, until I had watched most of the others. Thankfully, I finally bought it the other day.
I have to say...this is probably the best film I have ever seen. There is a lot of violence and stuff similar to Princess Mononoke, but this is perfectly balanced by grace and beauty in form of Princess Nausicaa. From the very beginning I was really impressed (especially as she has a cute little sidekick).
This film is really emotional as well as being insanely capturing. Because it was originally released in 1984, the music is quite techno and amusing, but this doesn't really affect the quality of the movie.
I was absolutely taken with this film, and if you enjoy any anime's and animations at all, especially Studio Ghibli, I recommend this.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
By Mercian
Whilst not a genuine Studio Ghibli film (it was made before the company was formed and it was this film that led to the formation of Ghibli) this is certainly one of Miyazaki's best.
Although made in 1984, Nausicaa's animation is top notch (although understandably it does seem a litle dated when compared to the likes of Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle) and the storyline engrossing, exciting and magical.
There is certainly a lot more action in this film than in any of the later Ghibli movies. This includes tank and plane battles and a horde of 'Ohmu' laying waste to various cities. All of this is shown tastefully and never goes over the top.
Musically, the film does show its age as the soundtrack is comprised of a lot of 80's electronica. However, the composer was Joe Hisaishi, the man responsible for the composition of many other Ghibli soundtracks including Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle as well as great non-Ghibli anime such as The Venus Wars. Fans should probably check out the Nausicaa soundtrack if they haven't already!
I would probably put this as my favourite Miyazaki film with Spirited Away a very close second. It is certainly more enjoyable than the, at times ponderous Princess Mononoke.
Whether you are an anime fan, a Miyazaki fan or just a lover of good films the Nausicaa is a film that you should not be without. It is truly an amazing achievement in every sense of the word.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complex, beautiful, moving and profound 16 Mar 2007
This film is technically a "pre-Ghibli" work: Ghibli as such didn't exist when it was made. You can, however, clearly see where Miyazaki's style and preoccupations came from. I am a part-time science-fiction fan, and it has always saddened me to see that while reams of intelligent SF are published (consider "Grass", "The Sirens of Titan", "A Fire Upon The Deep", "A Requiem for Homo Sapiens", "The Cyberiad", Cordwainer Smith and many more) Hollywood generally takes the line that SF on the screen either means Star Wars (lots of whizzy spaceships, weird aliens and battles) or Alien (horrible monsters picking people off one by one.) Both of those are good films, but they have been far too much imitated because of their success, and the other things that written SF has to offer never seem to have made it to the cinema. "Nausicaä", however, is an exception. It is a film which, like a good SF story, always has something to reveal, introduces you to a well-designed and fascinating world, and plays out through the actions of properly-developed characters. If you want to see space battles and mindless action, or people being horribly murdered by alien creatures, this is not the film for you, but if you'd like to see some SF written for the heart and the mind instead of just the senses, I can't recommend it too highly--except to say that "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" may be even better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this film the quality of the DVD is excellent.
Published 26 days ago by Hazel Ames
5.0 out of 5 stars One the great masterpieces of Miyazaki
Great masterpiece of Miyazaki, the only film that in Italy has not distruted. So very precious. Good price, good seller, perfect time of spedition.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as impressive a tale as the other block busters ...
Not as impressive a tale as the other block busters. Maybe will grow on me after 3 rd viewing.
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Published 3 months ago by Richard J. Cockbill
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the more mature Studio Ghibli films
This feels slightly more story driven than many of the other Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki films, but the interesting and in-depth story makes the film more interesting and richer in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joshua
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
one of the best of the miyazaki series. wonderful story. we don't have a tv, our kids are growing up with these movies!
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