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Home >Anime >Studio GHIBLI >Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika)
Nausicaa of the Valley of wind
Nausicaa DVD
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika)
"Nausicaa" finally comes out on November 19, 2003 on DVD in 3 alternate editions! English subtitles included in all 3 versions.

Order any edition at a savings of 15%.
Furthermore, save 15% on Hayao Miyazaki and Ghibli titles appearing in this page by ordering them together with Nausicaa DVD. Select one or more of the Nausicaa DVDs along with any other titles below by checking the boxes for your select titles, and click on "Add Selected Items to Cart" button at the bottom of this page.

This offer lasts through the 2003 Holiday Season.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika) Regular Edition]
Extras on this double DVD set includes complete storyboards accompanied by the film's soundtrack. By using the DVD angle button, one can switch back and forth between storyboards and finished film scenes. Other extras include audio commentary, theatrical trailers and teasers. The sleeve cover features Hayao Miyazaki's original watercolor drawing entitled "Torumekia Sen-eki (War)."
Retail Price: 4700yen
Our Price: 3995yen
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika) Nausicaa Figure Set [Limited Edition]
DVD features are the same as the regular edition's. The keepcase comes housed in a custom packaging (soft case - "Aoi Tenshi" version). This set comes with a Nausicaa ceramic figure (produced under the supervision of Hayao Miyazaki himself). *Limited to one copy per order.
Retail Price: 7800yen
Our Price: 6630yen
This limited edition (of 50,000 copies only) is already sold out.
However, additional copies may become available.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika)DVD Collector's Box [Pre-order Only Limited Release]
DVD features are the same as the regular edition's. The keepcase comes housed in a custom packaging (soft case - "Kyoshinhei - Giant God Warrior" version). This boxed collector's set comes with a Nausicaa ceramic figure (produced under the supervision of Hayao Miyazaki himself), an Ohm/Ohmu - the giant mutant bug - model (made of fiber reinforced plastic), and a framed "Torumekia Sen-eki (War)" artwork. *To be made available exclusively to pre-order customers.
Retail Price: 24800yen
Our Price: 21080yen
Hailed as an exemplar Hayao Miyazaki (and soon to be Ghibli) production, "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" is the first Miyazaki film based upon his original story and characters (from his own celebrated manga serial). It's also his second theatrical feature as director, made in the wake of his successful first movie, "Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro."

It has been pointed out by many that the critically acclaimed "Princess Mononoke" is a virtual remake of "Nausicaa" set in a different milieu and time, i.e. middle ages of Japan instead of Nausicaa's far future. It may be true (after all a great artist more often than not has a constant source of inspiration and a recurring theme) but there are enough differences to make both films stand on their own as works of art. While "Mononoke" is a period fantasy, "Nausicaa" is a science fiction adventure set against the backdrop of a fantastically detailed world that stretches the boundaries of imagination in the best sci-fi tradition.

The story is set in an unspecified far-future where mankind has nearly destroyed the planet in the "Seven Days of Fire," and much of the planet's surface is engulfed by a toxic and poisonous gas known as the Miasma. Nausicaa is the daughter of the King of the Valley of Wind, a small kingdom caught in the middle of a political power struggle when an Imperial cargo ship carrying an inactivated God Warrior crashlands in the valley. Faced with the danger of military forces seizing her peaceful land, and moreover the danger of the warring nations destroying all humanity, Nausicaa travels the world in an attempt to find out the secrets of the Toxic Forest which may hold the key to obtaining the only means left to save the world.

While Nausicaa is definitely Ghibli's coolest, ultimate kick-butt heroine, what makes this movie so unique is the strong-willed princess's vision that compels her to "understand" the Toxic Forest and the process in which the nature once laid in waste is trying to heal itself. She is capable of perceiving things that others can't, and she understands that destroying the Toxic Forest or transforming it forcefully won't bring a positive change. The movie has a large cast of characters who are fascinating and well defined. Their actions are realistic and well brought out in the fantastic premise provided. Even the villains have their own reasons for their actions. Considering the scope of things to come in Ghibli's future, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind may be the single most significant Ghibli film.



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