“Miyazake's best film before "Princess Mononoke" brought him greater visibility in the U.S. The coloring is gorgeous, and the plants and animals prefigure the imagery in "Mononoke". …”
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“Flying glider and a forest of giant fungus and insects, this movie features some of the most stunning visuals and has a great story.”
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Hayao Miyazaki's epic, environmentally conscious anime, takes viewers on a voyage through time and space to the magical and dreamlike Valley of the Wind, where good battles evil for the future of the human race. Faced with almost certain destruction of her planet's natural resources, the warrior Princess Nausicaa must rally her people against an evil queen's brutal army to bring a new life to her homeland. Reminiscent of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, this story of responsibility, coming of age, peace, and redemption has proven to be one of the legendary Miyazaki's most enduring works. As opposed to the earlier release of this film, titled WARRIORS OF THE WIND, this release stays true to Miyazaki's original work.