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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind [Blu-ray + DVD]

Hayao Miyazaki    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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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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Behind The Microphone With Voice Talent From The Film: Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, And Edward James Olmos

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Wow! I've finally got to see the uncut version of Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, the very first masterpiece by the great Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli! Sore wa Sugoi Desu Yo! (Japanese: It's so awesome and amazing!)
Everything is so awesome; the soundtrack, the voicework, the story, the action scenes, the art work, and every thing else is so perfect, and well done too. Everything has been refined to the state-of-the-art level, which is what Studio Ghibli has been famous for. What's more, the message for peace, perseverance and prosperity, along with harmony and enviornmental protection and balance, have really touched deeply in my heart right from the start.
Overall, I'd like to say "Doomo Arigato Gozaimasu" to the great Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli for their great masterpiece, and shall give them 5 out of 5 stars for outstanding performance!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb quality! Dec 9 2011
Format:Blu-ray
I had this movie in DVD format... with no french language on it and I decided to upgrade it to BLu-Ray, especially because the studio decided to put the French language track on the blu-ray. Well I was not disspointed! The movie is magnificient and it's a must own for all the Miyasaki-Ghibli fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, it's here March 12 2005
Format:DVD
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is probably one of my favourite movies of all time and I am incredibly delighted that it has finally seen the light of day uncut in North America. The horribly altered Warriors of the Wind (an early dub of the film back in the '80's) had rekindled an interest in Japanese animation in me that picked up where Battle of the Planets left off and I have been a fan of director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's output ever since.
Miyazaki's later films (all of which are great)certainly look better than Nausicaa (such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away) and there's no debating that, but considering this was only his second job as director for a theatrical film and it was made in something like 3 months (his later films have taken more than a year) it still holds up pretty well. It is starting to show its age of course, 20 years after it was originally released, but Miyazaki's story telling still stands tall.
I have mixed feelings about the new dub, which to my ears is the worst sounding of the Disney releases of Miyazaki's films. It is an improvement over the Warriors of the Wind dub where Nausicaa sounded like Rocky the Squirrel (and it is an urban myth that it was the same voice actor as Rocky), but it does suffer from a lot of Explaino™ (a comic book method of explaining the plot details to viewers things that would be immediately obvious to the characters themselves). However, a lot of that is present in the Japanese script, so it can't be solely blamed on Disney. Most of the actors are fine in their roles (where else can you get the Captain of the Enterprise and the (new) Cmdr. Adama together in one sci-fi related film?).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hayao Miyazaki's Masterpiece is finally here! March 3 2005
Format:DVD
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind was originally released under the title "Warriors Of The Wind", which was an old english dub released onto our shores about 20 years ago. There were those of us who enjoyed the old dub (Myself as a kid), while others thought it ruined Hayao Miyazaki's beautiful title. Now, after 20 years, the UNCUT version is now available on DVD, with a new english dub cast (Listened to the dub myself, very well done), and japanese with subtitle format.
The animation, even after all this time, is masterfully restored, and I didn't see any signs of grains or animation errors or glitches on the DVD. Even today, the animation stands out from other Computer Generated anime titles. There is so much detail put into this movie, you can't help but feel you're watching what some anime should titles should be.
The story makes more sense and flows better in this uncut edition, as we see details that were missed in the old dub release.
The music also remains very well intact, and I still remember it vividly in my mind.
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind is a TRUE anime at heart. This is Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, and should NOT be missed by ANY fan of japanese anime, those who like a good story, or those who would love to rekindle old memories. Get this, you WON'T regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful May 29 2004
Format:DVD
I've seen the R2 version, and was blown away. Sure, we're talking a 20 year old animation here, but the story and characters are marvellous. We may not have state of the art CG dodads flying at us, but the quality, and the creators involved are first rate all the way.
The R2 disc featured comments by Kazuyoshi Katayama, a production assistant, later responsible for "The Big O", "Appleseed", and "Argento-soma." It also features the legendary Hideaki Anno. A Key Animator, who designed the Giant Robots for Miyazaki. Anno is, of course, famous for directing "Nadia, Secret of Blue Water", "Wings of Honneamise" and his claim to fame, "Neon Genesis Evangelion."
The music is by Joe Hisaishi, and it has touches that bring to mind things he does later in "Castle in the Sky", "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away." The music was done under tight budget constraints, so they seem to have used a lot of synthesizers. But hey, it's the 80's, so it's understandable. Overall, a must have DVD by one of the great artists of our time, with a veritable who's who of anime supporting him. "Nausicaa" is a wonderful look at Hayao Miyazaki's genius, so obvious in this, his first original film. I would also suggest the Graphic Novels. It took Miyazaki 12 years complete the tale he touches on in "Nausicaa". His true masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful animation
A beautifully told story of friendship and strength. Fantastic animation, voice characterization and music. Great escape into a world full of magic and thought provoking events.
Published 3 months ago by Karen Laharty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars!
Miyazaki is part of the top four greatest animators of all time (Walt Disney, Frédéric Back and Norman McLaren being the three others). Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jean-François
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW Pour Ghibli
Quelle souvenir d'enfance j'ai regardé ce film dans les année 80.
J'ai acheté ce film deux fois car la première fois n'avait pas de version... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Patrick Desy
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic! A must in any serious animation collection!
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is a true classic of animation. It had the same importance to Studio Ghibli that Snow White had to Disney. Read more
Published on May 29 2012 by John Thomas Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie for entire family
Amazing movie for entire family! My 3 1/2 daughter set still watching the movie! When it finished, the first word she said was - again!
Published on April 7 2012 by Mihaela Ghitescu
5.0 out of 5 stars Miyazaki's first masterpiece looks good on Blu-ray
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Published on July 18 2011 by Steven Aldersley
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and powerful
I first saw this film as a child when it played on the Super Channel station in my city (1988). This was my first exposure to anime and the famous Studio Ghibli. Read more
Published on April 20 2011 by peterhorner
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of action, good story, strong cast.
This is definitely one of the better Miyazaki films I've seen. It has just enough action to keep it interesting but not so much as to make it unfriendly to the family. Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2010 by Jamieren
5.0 out of 5 stars My top favorite Miyazaki film
It was very hard to choose my top Miyazaki film, but I choose Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds. Read more
Published on Jan. 6 2010 by Frances L. Arsenault
5.0 out of 5 stars The most powerfully simple of Miyazaki's films
Nausicaa is the best Hayao Miyazaki film in my opinion, because it uses a simple premise to powerful effect - ruin the earth and you will suffer for it. Read more
Published on Nov. 14 2008 by UniqueLikeEveryoneElse
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