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Review: “Porco Rosso” Soars High on Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2015
Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso fits chronologically and thematically between the pre-teen Kiki’s Delivery Service and the very adult Princess Mononoke. The movie’s sense of magical whimsy is tempered by much more adult themes and the spectre of wars past and yet to come, all done with the same mastery of craft that we’ve come to […]
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Review: “Tales from Earthsea” – Patronizing Boredom in Fantasy Form

by Neo Yion February 5, 2015
Tales From Earthsea has an infamous shadow hanging over it, being the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki. At the height of its release, there was a nervous air as Studio Ghibli’s fans wondered if lightning can strike twice from the same family. Whether he expected it or not, there was an immense […]

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GKIDS Acquires Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 14, 2015
GKIDS Films has acquired North American rights for When Marnie Was There, the latest theatrical film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. The film, based on the children’s novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), tells the story of Anna, a lonely young girl who meets and befriends a mysterious girl […]
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Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Review – A Feast for Both the Eyes and Heart

by slaion December 10, 2014
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is based on the Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The story is about a bamboo cutter named Okina who one day discovers a strange but beautiful miniature girl hidden inside the base of a glowing bamboo stalk. He takes the girl home to his wife, Ona, […]

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Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” on Digital HD Dec 9; DVD on Jan 27, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LANDMARK STUDIO THAT PRODUCED PRINCESS MONONOKE AND SPIRITED AWAY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS Remarkable Tale of Passion, Creativity and Exploration Arrives on DVD and Video on Demand January 27 Available For Digital Download December 9 The first-ever look at the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, the successful Japanese […]
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Ghibli’s “Porco Rosso,” “Pom Poko,” “Tales from Earthsea” Coming to Blu-ray February 3, 2015

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2014
Three Beloved Films Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™! Disney Presents Studio Ghibli Films POM POKO PORCO ROSSO TALES FROM EARTHSEA Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd. Synopsis: POM POKO Studio Ghibli presents a film about the clash between modern […]

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Review: “Kiki’s Delivery Service” Blu-ray – One of Miyazaki’s Best Has Never Looked Better

by Weathermanon November 26, 2014
How does one review a movie like Kiki’s Delivery Service? Classic doesn’t even begin to accurately describe the movie. Think of any superlative adjective and you could probably attach it to Kiki’s Delivery Service. I think “Among the All Time Greats” is a good starting point. Is it Ghibli’s magnum opus? Perhaps not, but that’s […]
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Review: “Princess Mononoke” Blu-ray – The Indispensable Mythic Movie

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 24, 2014
Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]

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Studio Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” Theatrical Release on November 28, 2014

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2014
GKIDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS OPENING THEATRICALLY NOVEMBER 28 AT NEW YORK’S IFC CENTER FOLLOWED BY DIGITAL RELEASE DECEMBER 9, 2014 NEW YORK (November 19, 2014) – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, will release THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND […]
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Review: “The Wind Rises” Blu-ray – A Beautiful Mind

by Neo Yion November 19, 2014
When he was young, Hayao Miyazaki would spend his childhood days in his father’s factory, a manufacturer of war plane parts. Fascinated by the intricate design of the flying machines, Miyazaki would carry his lifelong obsession with them for decades to come, tellingly incorporating flight prominently into his films. The Wind Rises feels like a […]