Korean title: Sen-gwa Chihiroui Haengbangbulmyong
Starring: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Takeshi Naitou
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Studio: Daewon DVD
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About This DVD
In his latest film, Spirited Away, Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki invites moviegoers into a fantastic world filled with strange and unusual creatures, many in need of a nice, hot bath.
A 10-year-old girl named Chihiro is traveling with her mother and father, when her parents decide to make a stop at a curious-looking tunnel. Against Chihiro¡¯s wishes, the three enter and make their way to the other side, where they find themselves trapped in a magical world of spirits.
After her parents are transformed into pigs, a distressed Chihiro meets a young boy named Sen who takes her to a nearby bathhouse, patronized by odd and fantastic-looking creatures. These customers, Chihiro later finds out, are spirits and deities who search out the bathhouse for rest and relaxation.
Because of the similarity of themes - a young girl entering a tunnel and becoming lost in a fantastic world - comparisons to Disney¡¯s version of Lewis Carroll¡¯s "Alice in Wonderland" are unavoidable. But the world created by Miyazaki, with its undertone of mysticism, is decidedly different than the one Disney portrayed.
Miyazaki¡¯s invented world is a spiritual one, filled with beings existing in a symbiotic relationship with the land. As in two of his previous films, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in 1984 and Mononoke Hime in 1997, the director uses these creatures to describe a complex and brittle relationship between man and his environment.
Unlike the earlier works, however, "Spirited Away" refuses to take itself too seriously. Rather, Miyazaki said he wished to make a film "that 10-year-olds can watch and say that they had a lot of fun." Keeping everything on a lighter, humorous side, the movie, which won the Golden Bear at this year¡¯s Berlin Film Festival, has an innocent appeal similar to Miyazaki¡¯s 1988 animation My Neighbor Totoro. Regardless of age, viewers will become fully caught up in the logic and beauty of the director¡¯s latest creation.
|Audio Format:||DTS 6.1 ES, DD 5.1, DD 2.0|
|Video Format:||Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1|
|Subtitles:||English, Korean, Japanese|
|Special Features:||On Disc 2: Theatrical Trailer (4), Interview with Director, Production Documentary (48 min), Animation Story Board (124 min), Studio Tour, Synopsis, Photo Gallery, Character & Staffs, Nihon TV: Special TV program|
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