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Tombstone of Fireflies (1988) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
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From the studio that brought us Kiki's Delivery Service and Spirited Away comes the classic anime, Grave of the Fireflies. Set in post-war Japan, only a few weeks before the American occupation, director Isao Takahata's powerful anti-war masterpiece centers on the lives of two brave siblings, a fourteen year old boy named Seita and his four year old sister, Setsuko. With their father away serving in the imperial navy and their mother tragically killed in an air raid, the two children are forced to stay with their aunt, a cruel woman who proves to be a poor caregiver for the two children. After quarreling with their aunt, the two siblings leave the city and venture out on their own, eventually taking up residence in a cave-turned-abandoned bomb shelter. With no adults to turn to, the youngsters must depend solely on each other to survive. But it isn't long before their resources are exhausted, and Seita is forced into stealing so he can feed the starving Setsuko. And sadly, it seems his little sister is getting weaker by the moment. These dark times are illuminated only by the light of the fireflies.

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, this Studio Ghibli-produced film has been universally hailed as a classic since its 1988 release. The emotionally charged motion picture highlights the suffering endured by the innocent victims of war, a stunning portrayal that has resonated with audiences worldwide. Ultimately, Grave of the Fireflies is an unforgettable film, sure to bring even the most jaded audience to tears with its poignant tale of the horrors of war, and the children left behind in its wake.

Blu-ray Edition includes storyboards, dubbing script, interview with director Takahata Isao, interview with film critic Roger Ebert, audio interviews, audio documentary, stills gallery, and trailers.

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Product Title: Tombstone of Fireflies (1988) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version) 再見螢火蟲 (Blu-ray) (英文字幕) (全區碼) (日本版) 再见萤火虫 (Blu-ray) (英文字幕) (全区码) (日本版) 火垂るの墓 【Blu-rayDisc】 Tombstone of Fireflies (1988) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Grave Of The Fireflies, Hotaru no Haka Grave Of The Fireflies, Hotaru no Haka Grave Of The Fireflies, Hotaru no Haka Grave Of The Fireflies, Hotaru no Haka Grave Of The Fireflies, Hotaru no Haka
Artist Name(s): Ryoko Shinohara | Ayano Shiraishi | Akemmi Yamaguchi 志乃原良子 | Ayano Shiraishi | Akemmi Yamaguchi 志乃原良子 | Ayano Shiraishi | Akemmi Yamaguchi 志乃原良子 | 白石綾乃 | 山口朱美 | 辰巳努 Ryoko Shinohara | Ayano Shiraishi | Akemmi Yamaguchi
Director: Takahata Isao 高畑勳 高畑勋 高畑勲 Takahata Isao
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2012-07-18
Publisher Product Code: VWBS-1356
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030818724

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タイトル:火垂るの墓: 【Blu-rayDisc】
出演:辰巳努/白石綾乃/志乃原良子/山口朱美
監督:高畑勲(監督)/野坂昭如(原作)/高畑勲(脚本)/佐藤亮一(製作)/佐藤亮一(企画)/原徹(プロデューサー)/間宮芳生(音楽)/浦上靖夫(音響監督)/小山信夫(撮影監督)/山本二三(美術監督)/近藤喜文(キャラクターデザイン)/近藤喜文(作画監督)/百瀬義行(レイアウト)

終戦間近の神戸。それまで空襲の脅威にさらされずにきたこの街に、突然B29の大編隊が襲いかかった。清太と節子の兄妹は混乱の最中、母親と別れ別れになる。非常時の集合場所である国民学校に駆けつけたが、母は全身火傷で危篤状態に陥っており、間もなく息絶えてしまう。しかし、清太は母の死を妹には教えなかった。家を焼け出され、路頭に迷った兄妹は遠縁の小母の家へ身を寄せることにした。節子は慣れない環境や、つのる母親への思慕から時折むずかることもあったが、清太はドロップを与えるなどして根気よく面倒をみる。最初のうちは何とかうまくやっていけたが、焼け跡から掘り出してきた食糧や着物が底をつき、生活が苦しくなり出すに従って、清太と小母の間にいさかいが絶えなくなってくる。しかも、ただでさえ空襲警報で寝不足の折に節子が夜泣きしたり、妹の面倒をみるのに精一杯の清太が消化活動に参加しなかったりということがあって、小母は二人につらく当たり出した。ついに清太は小母の家を出る決心をする。そして荷をリヤカーに積み込むと、新しい住居の横穴壕に向かった。ままごとのような二人の新しい生活が始まった。ここが玄関、こっちが台所とはしゃぐ節子。枯れ木を集め、ご飯を炊き、目の前の池で田螺を採ったり洗濯をしたり—全てを自分たちの力でやらなければならない。夜は蚊帳の中に螢を放ち、寂しさをまぎらわす。しかし、螢の命ははかない。「なんで螢、すぐ死んでしまうん?」清太に尋ねる節子。実は節子は母の死を知っていた。小母が教えていたのだ。螢の墓を作りながら。「お母ちゃんもお墓に入ってんねやろ」と呟く妹に、清太は返す言葉もなかった。増水した池での鮒釣り、蛙の干物、ロープのブランコ、双葉菜園……苦しいながらも、色々と工夫を凝らした生活はそれなりに楽しかった。しかし、それも始めのうちだけだった。次第に食糧は尽き、節子は栄養失調でみるみる弱っていった。清太は食糧を手に入れるため、空襲で皆が非難している隙を狙って食べ物に換えられるものを狙うようになる。それでも飢えをしのぎきれず、ついには畑で野菜を盗もうとして、警察に突き出されてしまう。戦争が終わった。だが、節子を救うことはできなかった。清太は一人、丘の上で節子を茶毘に付す。そして清太も日を経ずして、駅の構内で力尽きるのであった…。

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画面:16:9
言語/音声:日本語:dtsHD Master Audioステレオ

その他の情報
製作年:1988
著作権:(C)野坂昭如/新潮社, 1988
備考:1枚組
ピクチャーレーベル/特殊パッケージ仕様
封入特典:エッセイとプロダクション・ノート/映像特典収録/音声特典収録
日本小売価格:¥6800

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.9 out of 10 (30)

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December 22, 2006

This customer review refers to Tombstone Of Fireflies (1988) (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
An Unspoken Reality Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The experiences of these two children represent what I called, the unspoken reality of war. For the people fortunate enough to not have gone through it, I suggest going through it with this film. Follow the little boy and girl and their candid eyes, squarely in your living room, as you experience what truly happens to the forgotten and innocent participants of war. I will never forget the opening sequence of the film, where the discarded candy container would unleash the sparkling memories of the brother and sister, as they once again would find each other, even in death. Perhaps all political leaders should view this film. Maybe we will have a better world as a result, one of peace.
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July 20, 2006

This customer review refers to Tombstone Of Fireflies (1988) (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Depressing... Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I watched this a long time ago and I remember crying because it was so sad... How two children at a very young age during the World War II lost their parents... As they strive to survive... they find many ways to live properly until the war is over... This anime shows the tragedy of the innocent people during the war. No matter what country attacks whoever, there are ALWAYS innocent people involve in every side.
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Anonymous

June 14, 2005

This customer review refers to Grave Of The Fireflies (Limited Reduced Price Edition) (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Graves of Fireflies Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I saw this movie a couple of months ago (English version). Beautiful story, but sad... It brought tears to my eyes. It's a cartoon for grown-ups. it's a must-see, two-thumps up. I will buy the CD so I can see it again anytime I want.
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Anonymous

March 12, 2005

This customer review refers to Tombstone Of Fireflies (1988) (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
excellent film but sad as well Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i seen this film when i was a little girl and i can only remember some of it , it is very sad story and that it was set in ww2 in a japanese war this story is very sad i tell you why! there are these 2 kids, a 14 year old boy named seita and his little sister named setsuko she is only 4 year old in the begining it shows seita died at the train station and then at the start it show's you how it all started by going back in time. it all started in world war 2 where you see that they set in a japanese family in a japanese house it was night setsuko could not sleep so seita made her fall alsleep by walking her out the garden and when they got back it was in a war and the next day seita hide every thing in the back garden they had to split up from home seita and sestuko had no where eles to go and they had to spilt up from their parents and that setuko ask how is mum and dad doing seita sad worry ourselves when t seita and setsuko when they went to school as a hospital t setia didn't know his mum was very ill, so setia decide not to tell his little sister incase she will get upset and his dad was workin abored a japanese ship caption that has already died ! After their mum died they live their auntie their Aunite was very nasty beacuse his aunite said when you are 14 you are suppose to work at the time and so the seita decide to live home with setsuko so they ask this man can he work for him he said yes only for a few days beacuse he was had less money and less rice after the boy got some money he would go to a shop to buy some rice then They were very poor, one day he was walk along the pathroad when he saw a sweet pack it was made out of tin and he shake the tin it something that was in japanese had some noise it had some sweet so he give to his sister and when ever they had a war comin they used to nick people food and belonging and whenever it was dark or when his sister used to cry he always give her a sweet to stop her from crying. They thought it would work out but it didn't. The best part when they live alone they made a tent with his sister and capture all the light files " think that what you call it" and put them in a jar and put it in the tent and it will glow in the tent " now how cool is that! hoping to do it if i get a chance beacuse i live in the uk and in the uk they don;t have any light files maybe when iam on a hoilday or something " the boy would that about his father beacuse his father is a captain of the japanese caption" sad part- crying " setia work and work till he worked when he came back from work his sister setsuko was very ill and after a few days she died the seita had no one else and had no where to go sad at the end he died but a excellent film and it won best Japanese Animation film cannot remeber the data . iam hoping to buy this film when iam older still a bit too young to buy it hope i buy it in a few years time since it is a excellent film Tomb of Firefiles is excellent film hayto is the best japanese manga if you dunno what is manga, manga is a japanese drawing
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January 5, 2005

This customer review refers to Tombstone of Fireflies (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
One of the best films of all time Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
To say this is one of the best films of all time is an understatement. I cant say too much about why it is so good but after you have watched it lend it to someone, anyone and listen to what they say about it. Deeply moving and life changing. Stop reading this review and buy it.
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