Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindDirector: Hayao Miyazaki
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This impressive work from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki represents a significant departure from traditional anime. Foregoing the gritty storylines, extreme violence, and adult content found throughout many anime, Miyazaki's works borrow as much from fairy tales as they do from science fiction. Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind is no exception. Centuries after nuclear war has devastated the earth, Princess Nausicaa leads the people of the Valley of the Wind. Feuding clans fight with planes and tanks as well as swords in a world that is both primitive and futuristic. In addition to her people's conflicts with other factions, Nausicaa must also contend with the Ohmu, a race of giant, intelligent insects living in a forest overrun by a glowing mutant fungus that poisons the atmosphere. This two disc special edition is rendered in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and is playable in English or in Japanese with optional English subtitles with audio tracks that are THX-Certified, including THX Optimizer. This release also comes with complete storyboards, original Japanese trailers, a featurette on Studio Ghibli, and a behind-the-scenes segment on voice acting with Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, and Wdward James Olmos from the English voice cast.
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Cast & Crew
|Alison Lohman||Nausicaä (English)|
|Patrick Stewart||Lord Yupa (English)|
|Shia LaBeouf||Asbel (English)|
|Uma Thurman||Kushana (English)|
|Edward James Olmos||Mito (English)|
|Chris Sarandon||Kurotowa (English)|
|Mark Hamill||Mayor (English)|
|Tress MacNeille||Obaba (English)|
|Hayao Miyazaki||Director,Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Joe Hisaishi||Score Composer|
|Michio Kondo||Executive Producer|
|Yasuyoshi Tokuma||Executive Producer|
1. Opening Credits/Exploration [2:11]
2. The Ohmu [2:06]
3. Lord Yupa [2:06]
4. The Legend on the Tapestry [3:36]
5. Princess Lastelle [4:27]
6. Torumekian Warships [6:27]
7. A Call to Unite [4:56]
8. The Mighty Warrior [5:04]
9. Under Attack [4:51]
10. Rescue [4:44]
11. The Ohmu Nest [6:41]
12. Insect Encounter [4:56]
13. A Fascinating Place [4:47]
14. Rejuvenation [3:46]
15. Wild Spores [2:51]
16. The Second Plan [6:33]
17. Escape! [5:57]
18. A Still Wind [4:47]
19. Baiting the Ohmu [5:48]
20. Saving the Baby [6:21]
21. The Mighty Warrior Attacks [3:49]
22. Nausicaä and the Ohmu [5:30]
23. Rebirth/End Credits [5:54]
Behind the Microphone
The Birth Story of Studio Ghibli
Original Japanese Trailers & TV Spots
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Babmi Special Edition
Nausicaä/The Cat Returns/Porco Rosso
Kiki's Delivery Service
Castle in the Sky
Captions & Subtitles
Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
Side #2 -- Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind - Bonus Features
Original Japanese Storyboards
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I have a cherished VHS copy that was recorded when this movie broadcast in 1990 on the military network when I was stationed overseas. I have been waiting for the DVD so this VHS copy can be retired. The story line is fasinating, the artwork beautiful, and the characters are still futuristic enough to attract young viewers 20 years after its orginal release. Thank you for making this available to a new generation.
Nausicaa, of the Valley of the Wind is outstanding and has Myazaki's class blend of sci-fi fantasy with down-to-earth characters. The animation is wonderfully realistic,yet ethereal. We loved the sweeping skies and lifelike details. Myazaki's characters show the emotions that each of us feels at some time in our lives. The Princess Nausicaa is a dear soul, whose love of place and responsibility show through. Excellent, excellent movie!
I truly enjoyed this movie. The animation is extremely good, but since it was first released in 1984, the contrast of colors is sort of bad. But that certainly doesn't detract from the movie's depth. I think it has a wonderful lesson for all of us, which is that we have a duty to protect the earth and live peacefully with each other. If we cannot, then we are doomed to a terrible fate as the people of the Valley of the Wind were about to be. We must all find peace somewhere, somehow.
Incredible adventure that holds up well. I am very happy with Disney's release. I remember the first time I saw this film was back in the late 80's with I think the company's name was "new world cinema" which released an edited version (1/4 of the film was cut out of that release) called Warriors of the Wind. When I heard that Disney was releasing this film, I will admit, I had some apprehension. But they did a wonderful job and now I am confident in their work and look forward to the Blu-ray release of all of Ghibli's works.
A True Masterpiece!!!! Awe-Inspiring! Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli have outdone themselves with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. A great anime movie with soft artwork, compelling characters, and a sweeping storyline.
When I heard Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was coming out on DVD I was ectatic. It's an absolutely wonderful film made with the great imagination that is Hayao Miyazaki. Not only is it a great movie but it also has great morals. I would recommend it to anyone.
I first saw Nausicaa in my teenage years in East LA, at the home of one of my childhood friends. The print we had was a second generation copy of a japanese bootleg brought back to LA. I have never forgotten that initial feeling of complete wonder and amazement at this classic, visionary epic from the master of japanese anime -- Hideo Miyazaki-San. I have waited over 15 years for this breathtaking film to be released on DVD. The wait has been worth it. The transfer is pristine and well saturated. Well worth the long wait. Anyone coming to this incredibly unique film will be instantly struck by the beautifully crafted and intricate story line, jaw-dropping animation and visual style, and the sheer magesty that is Nausicaa. This DVD will go right up on my top shelf alongside Scorcese, Fellini, and Ingmar Bergman.
I love Hayao Miyazaki's movies.