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The Wind Rises Blu-ray/DVD

4 star rating out of 5
2 Reviews
SKU: 826663209907

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About The Wind Rises Blu-ray/DVD

The Wind Rises is the last film directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers.

The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.

Special Features: The Wind Rises: Behind the Microphone, Announcement of the Completion of the Film, Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers and TV Spots.


  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 126
  • Year Created: 2014
  • Release Date: 9/22/2020
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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4 star rating out of 5

Gorgeous but meandering.


THE WIND RISES is a rather curious entry from Miyazaki's catalog. It's gorgeously animated as usual, and there are some fantastic tour-de-force moments (dream sequences of elaborate aircrafts and one memorable earthquake scene). But the film's momentum suffers in the second half as it focuses on a love story that is neither compelling nor interesting, at least to my standards. Disney's dub is also disappointingly average, with Joseph Gordon Levitt sounding surprisingly detached from his role. (In all fairness, Hideaki Anno isn't much better as this character.) On the flip side, Martin Short, Mae Whitman, Stanley Tucci, and Werner Hertzog all give excellent performances, and as mentioned, the film is undeniably beautiful, but this is still my least favorite Miyazaki movie and dub, I'm sorry to say. Still, take my complaints with a grain of salt and check out THE WIND RISES for yourself. Even if I didn't particularly enjoy it, you might.

4 star rating out of 5

Dub is definitely NOT bad.


Pay no attention to the people who say the Disney dubs are bad. Even as someone who prefers the Ghibli movies subtitled, I find none of them to be horrible. THE WIND RISES' dub, in my opinion, is yet another solid one. It's not my favorite, but worst ever? Come on, there are worse dubs.

I'd say both versions have their pros and cons. I respect Hideaki Anno, but I honestly find his Jiro wooden at best. Joseph isn't all that great, either, but at least he seems better suited. I suppose the original language track gets a bit of an edge given that this IS based on a true story after all, but honestly, despite some faults, I've found none of the Disney dubs bad.

Pick one and enjoy. As for the film, this is my least favorite of Miyazaki's. It's too slow and meandering. But it's still beautiful.