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The Wind Rises (2013) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
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"The wind is rising, we must try to live!"

Miyazaki Hayao and Studio Ghibli pay tribute to dreamers everywhere with The Wind Rises, the master director's final feature film. Loosely based on both the life of aircraft engineer Horikoshi Jiro and a short story by writer Hori Tatsuo, The Wind Rises is a fictional account of Horikoshi's life, from his days as a dreamer to creating the renowned Zero fighter plane. At once a moving journey about the pursuit of dream and a bittersweet love story, the film draws parallels between Horikoshi's life and Miyazaki's own distinguished career, showing the wonders of creation and the price creators pay for pursuing their aspirations. Winning accolades around the world, including a nomination for Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards, The Wind Rises is also the top grossing Japanese film of 2013.

Ever since he was a young boy, Horikoshi Jiro (voiced by director Anno Hideaki) has always been passionate about aviation, dreaming of flying in the sky with a plane that he created. The Wind Rises follows his journey, from being a small-time engineer in a field dominated by western countries to creating the renowned Zero fighter. Almost equal in Jiro's love for aviation is his love for his wife Naoko, whom he had helped many years ago during the Great Kanto Earthquake. However, Jiro eventually must make the choice between fulfilling his dream and tending to his gravely ill wife.

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Product Title: The Wind Rises (2013) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) 風起了 (2013) (英文字幕) (DVD) (日本版) 风起了 (2013) (英文字幕) (DVD) (日本版) 風立ちぬ The Wind Rises (2013) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Kaze Tachinu Kaze Tachinu Kaze Tachinu Kaze Tachinu Kaze Tachinu
Artist Name(s): Hisaishi Joe | Miyazaki Hayao | Anno Hideaki | Nomura Mansai | Takimoto Miori 久石讓 | 宮崎駿 | 庵野秀明 | 野村萬齌 | 瀧本美織 久石让 | 宫崎骏 | 庵野秀明 | 野村万齌 | 泷本美织 久石譲 | 宮崎駿 | 庵野秀明 | 野村萬斎 | 瀧本美織 Hisaishi Joe | Miyazaki Hayao | Anno Hideaki | Nomura Mansai | Takimoto Miori
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Publisher Product Code: VWDZ-8164
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1035338589

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■宮崎駿監督による渾身の最新作。そして、“最後の”長編。
世界を席巻した「もののけ姫」から16年。原作・脚本・監督を担当。
■2013年7月に公開。約120億円、観客約969万人を動員。
日本映画界にとっても2010年度以来、興収100億円超えの快挙。2013年映画興行№1作品。
■物語の舞台は大正から昭和初期の日本。関東大震災、世界恐慌による不況、戦争の足音時代が破滅に向かって突き進む中で、主人公・二郎はどう生きたのか。零戦を完成させた飛行機の設計技師・堀越二郎をモデルに、同時代を生きた作家・堀辰雄の小説「風立ちぬ」をモチーフに、空に憧れる少年が夢を捨てずに成長し、戦争へと突入する激動の時代の中、仕事と恋の両方に精一杯生きる姿を描く。
■ニューヨーク映画批評家協会賞アニメーション賞受賞、ナショナル・ボード・オブ・レビュー賞受賞、アニー賞脚本賞受賞、ゴールデンローブ賞外国語映画賞ノミネート、米アカデミー賞長編アニメーション賞ノミネートなど世界での評価も高い。(2014年2月現在)
■夢を追い続ける二郎の声に大抜擢されたのは、「ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版」シリーズの総監督としても知られる庵野秀明。ヒロン・菜穂子に瀧本美織。アニメーション映画の主役声優に初挑戦した2人の脇を固めたのは、西島秀俊、西村雅彦、風間杜夫、竹下景志田未来、國村隼、大竹しのぶ、野村萬斎など錚々たる面々。また、かつてスタジオジブリの海外事業部取締役部長だったという異色の経歴の持ち主スティーブン・アルパートがカストルプを演じるなど、多彩なキャストが作品に深みを与える。
■ジブリとユーミンの24年振りのタッグとなった今作。 松任谷由実(荒井由実)による主題歌「ひこうき雲」の切なくも爽やかな歌声が、映画の余韻をさらに素晴らしいものにしている
■2013年9月、宮崎駿監督は引退を発表。引退会見には国内外13の国と地域のメディアが集まり、全世界に衝撃が走る。

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宮崎駿 (原作、脚本、監督) / 庵野秀明 (堀越二郎) / 瀧本美織 (里見菜穂子) / 野村萬斎 (カプローニ) / 久石譲 (音楽)

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本編126分
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

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December 19, 2014

This customer review refers to The Wind Rises (2013) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
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A master filmmaker's swan song Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"The Wind Rises" apparently is the great Miyazaki Hayao's directorial swan song. If it is, then Miyazaki made an odd choice of subject matter for his final film. This might be the first film he created that tells the life story of a real person, although it takes great liberties with it. And it is a film unlikely to interest small children. On the other hand, it is a typical Miyazaki film in its gorgeous hand-drawn animation, lovely film score, and interesting, well-observed characters.

"The Wind Rises" tells the story of Horikoshi Jiro, perhaps Japan's greatest aircraft designer. It begins when Jiro is a dreamy child, lost in his fantasies of flight. It shows him traveling to university to study aeronautical engineering. On the way, the train in which he travels encounters the Great Kanto Earthquake, he helps to rescue an injured woman, and, in the course of doing so, he meets Naoko, who years later will become his bride. After university, he is employed by Mitsubishi, where he is assigned to create a new fighter plane and succeeds in developing a plane -- the Zero -- that becomes the state of the art. One of the film's marvels is how it makes vivid Jiro's creative thinking processes. Never before has engineering been made so exciting or so beautiful!

The film's rich human dimension resides in the supportive friendships Jiro forms through his work, his growing love for Naoko, and Naoko's brave battle with tuberculosis (a disease she never contracted in real life). Strangely, the film barely touches upon Jiro's feelings about the fact that his dreams of developing great aircraft are realized in the creation of instruments of death. The film doesn't mention that Jiro believed that Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was a terrible, foolhardy mistake that likely would lead to Japan's destruction.

Miyazaki Hayao surely feels a kinship with the genius that was Horikoshi Jiro; that kinship is eloquently expressed in Jiro's sympathetic portrayal in this fine film. Throughout Miyazaki's career, he has used flight-related themes as expressions of creative freedom and the realization of dreams. Hence, it makes sense that he would end his career with a movie about an aviation pioneer. Some might wish that he had chosen one without Horikoshi's ties to Japan's expansionist past.
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