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The Wind Rises

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"Final film of Miyazaki"
5 stars"
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Miyazaki's last film is about the fantasy of flying. The historical background reinforces the theme of the necessity to have the dream, even if it all turns to ashes.

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"Final Miyazaki film"
5 stars"
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Just like the rest of the Studio Ghibli films, this one is purely hand-drawn animation, with added spectacular colour palette & visual backdrops as well.

A must have for Studio Ghibli fans!

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Another great Ghibli Movie!

Description

The Wind Rises is a 2013 Japanese Studio Ghibli animated historical drama film on Blu-ray, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY, 2002) comes a spellbinding movie beyond compare. Experience “perhaps the greatest animated film the cinema has ever seen” (David Ehrlich, Film.com).

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. Bring home the film that has dazzled fans and critics around the globe.

Bursting off the screen with spectacular picture and sound and featuring fascinating bonus material, Miyazaki's final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, is breathtaking. From the Studio Ghibli Collection.

Special Features:

  • The Wind Rises: Behind the Microphone
  • Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers and TV spots
  • Announcement of the Completion of the Film

Awards

  • Nominated for Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, Best Foreign Language Film (2014)
  • Won Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing, Nominated for Annie Awards for Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation (2014)
  • Won Awards of the Japanese Academy for Best Animation Film, Best Music Score (2014)
  • Won Tokyo Anime Award, Animation of the Year (2014)
  • Won Satellite Award, Best Animated Film (2013)
  • Won 24 other awards, Nominated for 24 other awards

The Wind Rises Movie Reviews

"The Wind Rises is yet another excellent film by master Hayao Miyazaki, and it is quite fitting as his farewell, but it's most certainly bittersweet to see him depart. Highly recommended! " DVD Talk

“One man’s dream of flight and an entire nation’s dream of technological and military supremacy give rise to “The Wind Rises,” Hayao Miyazaki’s elegiac, hauntingly beautiful historical drama inspired by the life of aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japan’s A6M (or “Zero”) fighter plane. As grown-up as 2008’s “Ponyo” was tot-friendly, Miyazaki’s 11th feature draws a sober, socially astute portrait of Japan between the two World Wars, marked by flights of incredible visual fancy, harrowing images of poverty and destruction, and touches of swooning romance…“Airplanes are beautiful dreams,” notes Caproni in one of pic’s fantasy sequences. So, too, this movie about them.” Variety

“..never less than visually breathtaking throughout.” Em­pire

“It might not be the director's most immediately accessible films, but it's among his most fascinating and beguiling.” The Playlist

“Laced with poignancy and portent, Miyazaki’s epic is an elegy for lost dreams – and a farewell befitting an animation master.” Total Film

“Of Miyazaki’s many gifts as a filmmaker, perhaps the most subtle is the way he honors time and silence and stillness, values that are in lamentably short supply in most modern-day productions.” Washington Post

“A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings. It feels to me like a meditative epic about Japan’s traumatic journey into modernity, and a complicated allegory about the innocence, arrogance and culpability of artists. It’s one of the most beautiful animated films ever made, and something close to a masterpiece.” Salon.com

Release date NZ
December 11th, 2014
Movie Format
  • Blu-ray
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Director
Language
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
126
Studio
Subtitles
English
Number of Discs
2
Country of Production
  • Japan
Genre
  • Animation
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x171x14
UPC
9322225199323
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
22816529

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