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Blu-ray Review: My Neighbours The Yamadas

25 May 2011 8:04 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

When Studio Ghibli is mentioned, one tends to think, first, of the great films of Hayao Miyazaki whose Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke drew widespread attention to the Japanese animation studio a decade ago. Images come to mind of determined heroines defying gravity as they swoop over bright blue seas and through pure white clouds – and of worlds full of biplane-flying pigs, folkloric forest creatures and bizarre, yet oddly toyetic, seed-planting monsters.

Yet in 1999, whilst riding high off of the success of the action heavy crowd-pleaser Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli made a bold change of direction with the release of My Neighbours the Yamadas – an offbeat and stylised film about the day-to-day life of a family of five, now available for the first time on Blu-ray.

Director, Isao Takahata, had long been a counterbalance against the work of Miyazaki prior to Yamadas, with the tragic Grave of the Fireflies and »

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