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The Wind Rises

Studio Ghibli Collection
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NOTE: Mild themes

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"Masterpiece"
5 stars"
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Another very good written and illustrated anime loosely based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi who had a passion for aeroplanes and bringing the japanese into modern times of the era.

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"Intriguing film , with an interesting subject."
4 stars"
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It’s a different type of beast compared to the majority of other Ghibli films . It’s still highly enjoyable and entertaining , but it’s more grounded in actual historical events , and a topic highly personal to Miyazaki – his love of aircraft and flying machines ! Themes I can easily relate to ?

"A deeply moving film"
4 stars"
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I recommend this movie highly. It has a very high tone, useful for forming a love of beauty and goodness in you and your children.

Description

The Wind Rises is a 2013 Japanese Studio Ghibli animated historical drama film on DVD, 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

COVER ARTWORK NOT FINAL

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

Critic Reviews:

  • " We have the master acknowledging that which has inspired his greatness. " – Richard Propes
  • " The Wind Rises is gorgeous filmmaking from one of the greatest animators of all time. " -Katie Smith-Wong
  • " Like its protagonist, and its auteur, these are tender and gentle brushes of exquisite genius. " – Christopher Preston
Release date NZ
December 11th, 2014
Movie Format
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Collection
Language
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
126
Studio
Subtitles
English
Number of Discs
2
Country of Production
  • Japan
Genre
Original Release Year
2013
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9322225199316
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
22816528

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