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- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, Japanese
- Package Dimensions : 17.2 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 120 Grams
- Manufacturer reference : OPTBD0052
- Director : Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
- Media Format : CD+DVD
- Run time : 124 minutes
- Actors : Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takashi Nait?, Yasuko Sawaguchi
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Studiocanal
- ASIN : B00M482XCY
- Number of discs : 2
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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), Japanese ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Japanese ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Behind the scenes, Blu-Ray & DVD Combo, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Storyboards, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this fantasy adventure about Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl who is leaving behind everything she knows to move with her parents to a new home. Along the way, they stumble across a tunnel that leads to a spooky, deserted open-air restaurant where Chihiro's parents sit down and begin to eat. But she is uncomfortable with their new surroundings and wanders off to explore further. She meets a boy, Haku, who explains to her that the world they have entered is a holiday resort for spirits who have left behind their exhausting earthly duties. After discovering that her greedy parents have been turned into pigs, she learns the number one rule of the new world she is now part of: laziness is not tolerated, and only working hard can enable her to break the spell on her parents. With its fantastical critique of an adult world of capitalism and wasteful consumption, entwined with the simple tale of a girl finding herself and learning to get by on her own, the film has been dubbed a modern-day 'Alice in Wonderland', and won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. ...Spirited Away ( Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi ) (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)
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In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
I wouldn't recommend this film for young children but I certainly would for older ones, and for discriminating adults.
At first I was skeptical buying a Bluray of an animated motion picture because I wasn't sure if you could "tell" it was high-definition, but I think I failed to realize this is a studio Ghibli film, so everything has an amazing level of detail the likes of which has never, and will never be surpassed by any other animation studio.
The Bluray comes with extra content, including a "making of" special, "meet Hayao Miyazaki", "behind the Microphone" and some other special featurettes. All of this content is standard definition on the Bluray disc, but this is just something we'll have to live with like all Disney BTS Features.
Also to note, there is a Japanese soundtrack version with English subtitles. This is often how to watch and hear the film in the best, true to the script way. Often the Japanese is far more eloquent than the American audio version. You can see this by turning on both the subtitles and the US Audio track and reading the difference in language from the subtitles to what you hear.
The film itself is excellent. Culturally ghosts and spirits are everywhere and in everything in Japan so to see a girl walk among spirits is not alarming and wasn’t intended to be frightening for a Western audience so bare that in mind when allowing kids to watch it - I think it’s good to discuss what they watch and I found this an interesting talking point with my kid.
Hope this helps and is interesting!