Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ( Kaze no tani no Naushika ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 317

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 178

Theatrical Release Date: 04/11/1984

Language: Japanese

Genre: Anime, Family

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Alison Lohman, Mark Hamill, Mark Silverman, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman

Plot: Far in the future the Earth has been devastated by the "Seven Days of Fire." Now only pockets of humanity survive and in one are, Princess Nausica? works to understand the toxic jungle while preventing war.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 08/21/2023

I don't consider it one of Miyazaki's most magnificent features, but it is one that's full of the themes and traits he has made signatures in the decades since.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/09/2011

This is one of my favorite Mizaki films and one of his most inventive and original. The beauty of the animation is mirrored by the emotion and themes within. This is a film that speaks volumes about the responsibility of human consumption of nature, long before films like Pocahontas and Avatar, and in a much more meaningful manner.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/26/2007

Hayao Miyazaki's first original animated film is a masterpiece. Like his later films, themes of nature and war are prevalent. One of those films every family should watch together.

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Miyazaki's revered masterpiece

JTurner - wrote on 05/31/2009

Following his success with CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO, Miyazaki produced this amazing epic about a brave young princess struggling to save her kingdom from opposing forces. It was so popular, in fact, that it put the name Miyazaki on the map. For an older film (1984) it holds up remarkably well; the animation, while slightly lacking the lush polish from Miyazaki's later works, remains fairly impressive to this day and its ecological message rings true (Miyazaki would later on revisit the same ideas in another project of his, PRINCESS MONONOKE). And it's great to have this legendary classic available in a first-rate treatment from Disney; years ago the only way for Americans to experience this movie was through a grossly altered, 85-minute edit called "Warriors of the Wind". This new version, …


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Excellent Film - Worth Watching for Anyone

Arek - wrote on 04/13/2008

Miyazaki's cautionary tale of the dangers humanity faces if they ignore the forces of nature are illustrated in tale and repeated in many of his later works. Nausicaa is an excellent example of how the Japanese animation studios have learned to use music and sound (and the lack of it) to enhance the experience. To those that would dismiss this film simply because it is animated, I will point you to the plethora of hundred million dollar live-action movies that are churched out from Hollywood every year that lack a soul or any type of thoughtful story. Would I rather watch this, whose depth provokes thought? Or would I rather watch the Hulk, whose mindless action and lack of any sensible story is forgotten five minutes out of the theatre. To me it’s clear.

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