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Grave of the Fireflies (2-Disc Collector's Edition) - Region 1 DVD

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11 years ago at Sep 30 10:16
Grave of the Fire Flies is a bit slow-moving through the first act, but becomes a very engaging, moving film by its end. It's an interesting mix of material and method, of story and genre that is a little disarming at first, but ultimately works extremely well. You'll find yourself realizing that this film would never be made in America. The animation here is above average in most respects, and th... read more
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Description: Isao Takahata's powerful antiwar film has been praised by critics wherever it has been screened around the world. When their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo near the end of World War II, teenage Seita and his little sister Setsuko are left on their own: their father is away, serving in the Imperial Navy. The two children initially stay with an aunt, but she has little affection for them and resents the time and money they require. The two children set up housekeeping in a cave by a stream, but their meager resources are quickly exhausted, and Seita is reduced to stealing to feed his sister. The strength of Grave of ... (more)
Manufacturer: Central Park Media Corporation (I) (II)
Release date: 8 October 2002
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 9781586642020 UPC: 719987220621
Tags: Anime (9), Drama (4), War (3), Japanese (2), Studio Ghibili (2), 1988 (2), Animation (2), Ww2 (2), Gymnastics (1), Aunt (1), Illness (1), Radiation (1), Semi Autobiographical (1), Radiation Poisoning (1), Bombing (1), Anti War (1), Cremation (1), Anime Movie (1), Youth (1), Orphan (1)
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