Films & Other Videos
Films with: Takahata, Isao
- Castle in the sky
- Pazu is an engineer's apprentice who finds Sheeta, a young girl, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for Laputa, a legendary floating castle, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from learing the truth.
- DVD 9756
- Hotaru no haka = Grave of the fireflies /
- As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. They are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth.
- DVD 298
- Kaze no tani no Naushika Nausicaä of the valley of the wind /
- Nausicaä is the princess of a rural valley that lives at peace on the edge of a deadly fungal wasteland, until a ship carrying a weapon from a bygone industrial age crashes nearby. When warriors from a far country come to retrieve the artifact, their invasion draws Nausicaä and her people into a sprawling political conflict. Set 1,000 years after a global war that nearly destroyed all life on Earth.
- DVD 8460
- Only yesterday
- While visiting family in the Japanese countryside, 27-year-old Taeko remembers her childhood spent solely in the city and wonders if her life has followed her childhood dreams.
- DVD 11760
- Pom poko
- An extraordinary tale of transformation and hope is told as the human world begins to encroach upon the animal world. When the racoons of the Tama Hills are forced from their homes by encroaching houses and shopping malls, they band together and perfect the ancient art of transformation until they are able to appear as humans.
- DVD 9757
- Tale of the Princess Kaguya
- Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
- DVD 10911