Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
The adventure that is Nausicaa takes place
in a post-apocalyptic future 1000 years after a catyclysm that has
forced mankind to live around the fringes of a great forest of huge
poison fungi known as the Sea of Corruption.
Although most of the story is set in the
Valley of the Wind, a place made relatively safe from the forest's
virulent spores by a constant sea breeze that is channelled and
amplified by the valley's high walls.
The Valley's residents have created a
little agrarian niche for themselves, largely ignorant of what goes on
in the outer world. And when things go haywire, it's up to the
courageous princess Nausicaa to inspire her people to protect what is
The video quality of this
disc is rather impressive, considering that it was made in the 1980's
and everything has been animated perfectly. Match that with a very
in-depth and engaging soundtrack and this movie is truly a masterpiece
that almost matches the Princess Mononoke.
with all good anime DVD's, this disc features a rather cheesy English
dub but fortunately if you are a true fan, watch this movie in its
special features of this disc include a 16x9 widescreen presentation,
alternative angle storyboards, original Japanese trailers and the birth
of Studio Ghibli. Great stuff!