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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Blu-ray/DVD

4.5 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 826663181401

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About Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Blu-ray/DVD

Nausicaa contains a 12-pg Booklet with statements from the Producers and Director along with a more faithful transfer which keeps colors truer to the source material.

In a post-apocalyptic world in the far future, only small pockets of humanity survive. One pocket is the Valley of Wind where a princess named Nausicaä tries to understand, rather than destroy the Toxic Jungle.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, "Original Theatrical Trailers" (5 trailers and TV spots), Audio Commentary with Hideaki Anno and Katayama, Interview with Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno: "Nausicaa and Evangelion! The Whereabouts of the Giant Warrior?", Behind the Microphone: Join the filmmakers and cast behind the English-dubbed version of the film for an inside look at its creation, Creating Nausicaa.

Details

  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
  • Subtitle Language: English, French
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 7+
  • Run Time: 117
  • Release Date: 10/31/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

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3 star rating out of 5

Yes, it's worse than WARRIORS OF THE WIND.

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Disney's dub of NAUSICAA may be uncut, but that's the other praiseworthy thing about it. Otherwise it is inherently worse than WARRIORS OF THE WIND in every way imaginable. I understand if you are all fans of the cast members, but there is no defending a legitimately bad dub, and that's exactly what the Disney-Ghibli dubs are. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either a Disney shill or totally idiotic. Just look at all those name actors, talented though they are, and how all of them are woefully wasted in this monstrosity. The script is also CHANGED! Dubs should never, ever differ from the subtitles, because otherwise it is a crime against all humanity. Disney did a BAD job with all the Ghibli dubs, and NAUSICAA is one of their worst. If Miyazaki-san knew English, he would NOT have approved of these awful dubs at all. Even the "Warriors" edit's voices were SO much better. And you, GKids, shame on you for pushing this horrible Disney dub down our throats!

5 star rating out of 5

Great movie AND dub!

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Something of a precursor to PRINCESS MONONOKE, this movie features the kind of magic and warmth you'd expect from Miyazaki. This is a very powerful masterpiece and I recommend it highly.

I do prefer the Japanese versions for the Ghibli movies, but having said that I do have to take issue with the comment above. Disney's dub is "worse" than WARRIORS OF THE WIND? Not at all. That dub was guilty of cutting 20 minutes of a two-hour movie and basically butchering the plot. Disney's dub doesn't do any of that, and is all the better because of it. Also, it doesn't matter WHO does the voices of the characters as long as they do a good job. You have Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, and even voice actors such as Frank Welker and Jodi Benson. This is a "terrible" choice of actors? No way. Compared to those of WARRIORS, this is far better.

Seriously, watch Ghibli -- this movie included -- however you want. It's not worth getting worked up over.

3 star rating out of 5

Uncut doesn't mean better dub. Don't watch in English.

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I don't know why the reviewer above is getting downvotes. He's absolutely spot-on about Disney's dub. Yes, it does away with the grievous cuts New World Video did years ago, but that doesn't mean it's a good dub on its own terms, much less a better dub. It's still pretty terrible compared to the Streamline dubs. Alison Lohman is simply horrible as Nausicaa; there's no soul to her voice, no warmth, no anything. It's just a whiny, emotionless robot. All the other talents are absolutely wasted in this film. Patrick Stewart can't save it, and he desperately fails with Lord Yupa. Such a dull, emotionless performance. If Streamline had dubbed this, I would recommend NAUSICAA, but I cannot. There is NO magic in any of the Disney dubs, so I strongly recommend everybody watch in Japanese. Otherwise don't watch it at all. But DON'T WATCH IN ENGLISH. PERIOD.

5 star rating out of 5

Awesome movie AND dub!

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How anybody can possibly say that Disney's restoration of NAUSICAA is in any way inferior to the first release is beyond me. As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather have a version that doesn't cut a single second as opposed to a 90-minute edit. Miyazaki himself personally disowned that version. I don't think there's any point in defending that previous edition.

The Disney dub may not be perfect, but it's easily superior. And unlike some people, I think Alison Lohman did a great job as Nausicaa. She brings a lot of passion to the role, despite the occasional stiff line. Patrick Stewart, Chris Sarandon, Mark Hamill, and even surprise cameos from the likes of Jodi Benson all turn in great performances as well. Seriously, you can't get a better cast than this. All of them do justice to what is an undeniably awesome film.

5 star rating out of 5

Early Miyazaki entry with a mostly good dub.

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I never saw the first edition of NAUSICAA, aka "Warriors of the Wind", so I won't try to even compare the Disney dub to that version (and frankly, considering the damage it did to Miyazaki I don't really care to see it). However, I did find the voices to be well matched for the most part. Alison Lohman has a few iffy moments -- not because she does a bad job, there were just some lines which I thought could have been a bit stronger. Having said that, though, she's still a fine fit for Nausicaa. Shia LaBeouf is my only complaint -- I felt he didn't really fit the character or relate to him at all. On the flipside, Patrick Stewart is always great to have on board, and with other people like Uma Thurman, Edward James Olmos, Chris Sarandon, and even the great Mark Hamill (who was also great in CASTLE IN THE SKY), you can't consider this a bad dub in any way.

Now NAUSICAA isn't my favorite Miyazaki movie, but it's still a gorgeous, meaningful film and very much worth watching.

5 star rating out of 5

Some new stuff, but also some missing stuff.

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I didn't notice any major improvements in the video quality from the previous BD of NAUSICAA with GKids' new edition -- the film is beautiful either way, but it should be noted that there are some differences. There are no burned in credits for this reissue, but the dub credits for the beginning and the end are somewhat altered from the first BD release. Not that it's a big deal, it's just odd. I also lament the absence of the "Birth of Studio Ghibli" featurette, which was one of the better extras Disney had put out for their Ghibli releases, and not at all fluff.

On the flipside, the inclusion of an audio commentary track from EVANGELION's Hideaki Anno (who worked on this movie) is a nice bonus, especially with translated subtitles.

Is this a worthy upgrade over Disney's BD? That's a tough question, because both releases each offer compelling exclusives, even though the latter edition does fix the credits. It depends on what you're willing to part with.