Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Blu-ray + DVDThis animated tale is produced by studio Ghibli, and directed and co-written by Isao Takahata, based on the folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
Pom Poko Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayThe tanuki raccoon dogs of tama hills find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply affecting, funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.
From the legendary studio ghibli, and academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata, creators of Spirited Away, comes an action-packed ecological fable about the clash between nature and human civilization.
Castle in the Sky Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayCastle in the sky is a timeless story of courage and friendship, with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. But their quest wont be easy, and secret government agents, the military, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.
Featuring the voices of anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, James Van Der Beek, and Mark Hamill. Both sheeta and pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, spies a young girl, floating down from the sky, Sheeta, an engineers apprentice, held aloft by a glowing pendant.
Only Yesterday Blu-rayAs she travels, slumdog millionaire, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio Dev Patel, she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens decides to visit her relatives in the countryside.
. Deftly switching between past and present, rich with humor and stirring emotion, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world's most revered animation studios. From academy award-nominated director isao takahata the tale of The Princess Kaguya and General Producer Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away, this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now–in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayLike hayao miyazakis spirited away and ponyo, Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind will dazzle your senses with its intricately imagined storytelling and stunning animation! Experience the film that launched the academy award-winning career of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation, Hayao Miyazaki! After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it.
Led by the courageous princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.
Whisper Of The Heart Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayChallenged by seiji, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, and enchanted by The Baron, a boy determined to follow his dreams, Shizuku embarks on curious adventures beyond the boundaries of her imagination. Special features: feature-length storyboards, four Masterpieces of Naohisa Inoue, Background art from "The Baron's Story", Behind the Microphone, Original Theatrical Trailer .
A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Whisper of the heart includes an 8-page Booklet with art and essays from the creative team.
Tales from Earthsea Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayFrom the legendary studio ghibli, creators of spirited away and Howl's Moving Castle, and director Goro Miyazaki From Up on Poppy Hill, comes an animated fantasy epic based on the classic book series by Ursula K. Lord archmage sparrowhawk, and arren, a powerful wizard, a troubled young prince, search for the force behind this mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy the land of Earthsea.
As crops dwindle and dragons reappear, mankind stands on the verge of total chaos. This tale of redemption and self-discovery that will take your breath away features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin, and Mariska Hargitay . Le Guin.
My Neighbors the Yamadas Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayEven the family dog has issues! special features: storybords, Original Theatrical Trailers, NTV Special: The Secrets of My Neighbors The Yamadas, Behind The Microphone, TV Spots . My neighbors the yamadas includes an 8-page Booklet with art and essays from the creative team. Join in the adventures of the quirky Yamada family -- from the hilarious to the touching -- brilliantly presented in a unique, visually striking comic strip style.
Takashi yamada and his wacky wife matsuko, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, marriage, who has no talent for housework, and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small.
My Neighbor Totoro Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayFrom the legendary studio ghibli, and academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family. When satsuki and her sister mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems.
Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, in this all-ages animated masterpiece featuring the voices of Tim Daly, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, Lea Salonga, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in one of their earliest roles. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children.
The Cat Returns Bluray/DVD Combo Blu-rayThe cat returns includes an 8-page Booklet with art and essays from the creative team. Special features: feature-length storyboards, The Making of The Cat Returns, Behind the Microphone, Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots . To change her fate, in the process, she'll need to learn to believe in herself and, she will learn to appreciate her everyday life.
Haru, saves the life of an unusual cat, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined.