Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Cast: Alison Lohman, Patrick Stewart, Shia LaBeouf

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Overview

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 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 insects of the jungle including the Ohmu, a race of giant, intelligent bugs that poisons the surrounding atmosphere - and is spreading rapidly. The setting of this 1984 animation owes much to the post-apocalypse genre spawned by Mad Max and other films, and the political subplot is often compared to Frank Herbert's Dune. However, the heroine here has more in common with the female protagonists of the Disney musicals such as Pocohantas and Mulan; Nausicaa is more concerned with harmony and communication than with conquest and revenge. Sympathetic to the Ohmu, she learns she must approach them with understanding to achieve peace and restore the dying world. This film is beautifully animated and written, and the moral to this ecological fable is difficult to miss. The film was dubbed into English in the mid-2000s, hence the presence of such actors as Shia LeBoeuf, who wasn't born yet when the film was originally made.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2017
UPC: 0826663181395
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 2,997

Special Features

Behind the Microphone; Creating Nausicaa; Original Theatrical Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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)

Technical Credits
Hayao Miyazaki Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Joe Hisaishi Score Composer
Kazuo Komatsubara Animator
Michio Kondo Executive Producer
Takashi Nakamura Animator
Isao Takahata Producer
Tsukasa Tannai Animator
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
1. Chapter 1 [1:57]
2. Chapter 2 [1:57]
3. Chapter 3 [2:05]
4. Chapter 4 [2:05]
5. Chapter 5 [3:37]
6. Chapter 6 [4:27]
7. Chapter 7 [6:27]
8. Chapter 8 [4:45]
9. Chapter 9 [5:15]
10. Chapter 10 [4:37]
11. Chapter 11 [4:58]
12. Chapter 12 [6:41]
13. Chapter 13 [4:55]
14. Chapter 14 [4:47]
15. Chapter 15 [3:46]
16. Chapter 16 [2:52]
17. Chapter 17 [:05]
18. Chapter 18 [6:28]
19. Chapter 19 [5:57]
20. Chapter 20 [4:47]
21. Chapter 21 [5:48]
22. Chapter 22 [6:21]
23. Chapter 23 [3:49]
24. Chapter 24 [5:30]
25. Chapter 25 [5:55]
26. Chapter 26 [3:38]
1. Chapter 1 [7:45]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [5:00]
2. Chapter 2 [5:00]
3. Chapter 3 [1:31]
1. Chapter 1 [:19]
2. Chapter 2 [1:19]
3. Chapter 3 [2:13]
4. Chapter 4 [1:00]
5. Chapter 5 [3:22]

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
chillina More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Sky_0606 More than 1 year ago
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.
Eryl More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
hanabi33 More than 1 year ago
I love Hayao Miyazaki's movies.
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