Studio Ghibli anime – WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray.

when-marnie-was-thereWHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (U) 2014 JAPAN YONEBAYASHI, HIROMASA DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY £24.99
Studio Ghibli anime based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson. 12-year-old asthmatic tomboy Anna is sent to stay with relatives in a seaside town . Here Anna sees an old, abandoned mansion in the salt marshes, that is in pristine condition and in which a young girl called Marnie lives. Anna sets out to discover the truth about the girl and the house.

In Japanese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at
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Studio Ghibli’s – WIND RISES – available on dvd/blu ray

WIND RISESTHE WIND RISES (PG) 2013 JAPAN MIYAZAKI, HAYAO
DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs this Japanese animated feature from Studio Ghibli. As a young boy, the bespectacled Jiro Horikoshi (voice of Hideaki Anno) dreams of flying a plane but when he learns he will be unable to become a pilot due to his poor eyesight, he instead decides to be an aircraft designer. On September 1st 1923 Jiro is travelling by train when the Great Kanto earthquake strikes.

He assists fellow passenger Naoko (Miori Takimoto) and her maid who suffers an injury. He doesn’t meet Naoko again till many years later after he has graduated university and has worked on various designing jobs, without finding much success. The two fall for each other and become engaged but Naoko is suffering from tuberculosis.

While they try to enjoy the time they have together Jiro continues to work on designing his first successful plane.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

BFI PRESS RELEASE – WIND RISES

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd

Studio Ghibli’s – POM POKO – out on dual format Dvd/Blu Ray edition

Pom PokoPOM POKO (PG) 1994 JAPAN TAKAHATA, ISAO 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT EDITION DVD & BLU-RAY £19.99
Acclaimed Japanese animated feature from Studio Ghibli. deep in the forest, a group of magical shape-shifting raccoons live happily together. But when human construction workers arrive to build new homes for an expanding Tokyo, the raccoons decide to fight back.

Disguising themselves as humans, they sabotage the construction equipment, but when this doesn’t have the desired effect, they decide to use all of their powers in one final display of awesome magic.

In Japanese with English subtitles

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Studio Ghibli film – FROM UP ON POPPY HILL – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

From Up On Poppy HillFROM UP ON POPPY HILL (U) 2011 JAPAN    MIYAZAKI , GORO  
DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £29.99
Studio Ghibli animation set during the run up of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, fatherless 16-year-old high school student Umi  helps run a boarding house overlooking the Japanese port of Yokohama, while her mother  is away studying medicine in America. After meeting up with local orphan Shun, Umi enlists to help save the ‘Quartier Latin’, an old and dilapidated building housing her high school’s clubs, which is being threatened with demolition in the country’s drive for post-war modernisation.

In Japanese with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd