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Cyber Monday Week: Home Video Deals for Sunday, November 26th

The Cyber Monday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals are still here!

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go. The prices below are updated through the Web site’s APIs, but I’ve found that deals are changing frequently.

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Distributor Sales Arrow Video USA sale at Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sale at Barnes & Noble Grasshopper Films 40% off sale Cinema Guild Black Friday sale Cinelicious Black Friday sale (Use the code “M0V1ES” to save 50%) Vinegar Syndrome sale The Warner Archive Collection: 4 for $44 Deals at Amazon Blu-ray Deals Amazon.com 10 Cloverfield Lane [Blu-ray] $17.99 Buy Now - 71% Amazon.com Alien: Covenant [Blu-ray] $34.99 $10.00 Buy Now - 54% Amazon.com Arrival [Blu-ray] $21.99 $9.99 Buy Now Amazon.com Baby Driver [Blu-ray] $19.96 Buy Now - 52% Amazon.com Beauty And The Beast
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Black Friday Week: Home Video Deals for Monday, November 20th

The Black Friday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals have already started rolling out across the web and in some stores, and over the next few weeks I’ll be gathering my picks for the best deals here on the site in daily updates.

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

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Blu-ray Review – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos,and Shia Labeouf.

Synopsis:

GKids has secured the new home video distributor contract for Studio Ghibli films, and they’ve released a big batch of them on Blu-ray, with more bonus features than what was found on the earlier Blu discs. This review covers Nausicaä’ of the Valley of the Wind, which was Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie, although it predated the creation of Studio Ghibli.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is famed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki’s debut movie, which is an adaptation of his manga of the same name. It was released prior to Miyazaki’s founding of Studio Ghibli, but it’s now part of the company’s stable of films, so it fell under the deal
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The Impressionists, Tatara Samurai and Worldgaming Counter-Strike Regional Finals make our September Events list

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The Impressionists, Tatara Samurai and Worldgaming Counter-Strike Regional Finals make our September Events listThe Impressionists, Tatara Samurai and Worldgaming Counter-Strike Regional Finals make our September Events listScott Goodyer8/31/2017 11:50:00 Am

Well, that was fast. Summer is pretty much over and September is now upon us. So as the days start to get colder, come inside to a warm and cozy Cineplex theatre and check out some of these really cool special events! For more information on these screenings including tickets and showtimes, click on their titles:

September 5th: The Impressionists - Exhibition on the Screen

They are the world’s most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas and their compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a
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Studio Ghibli Fest adds third dates for Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

Following the overwhelming success of My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service, Fathom Events and Gkids have announced that they have added third dates to all remaining titles in Studio Ghibli Fest 2017.

The dates for the four remaining films – Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle – are as follows:

Castle In The Sky – August 27, 28, 30

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – September 24, 25, 27

Spirited Away – October 29, 30; November 1

Howl’s Moving Castle – November 26, 27, 29

Sunday presentations will be dubbed and shown at 12:55 p.m. local time. Monday showings will be subtitled and shown at 7:00 p.m. local time. Wednesday showings will be dubbed and shown at 7:00 p.m. local time.

See Also: Studio Ghibli reopens for Hayao Miyazaki’s new film

Tickets for the screenings can be purchased online by visiting www.GKIDStickets.com and www.FathomEvents.com
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Gkids To Reissue Six Studio Ghibli Films For Blu-Ray

Gkids, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the famed Japanese animation studio's catalog in North America. Beginning October 17, 2017, Gkids will begin reissuing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli's renowned films with six initial titles from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki: Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on October 31, 2017. The remaining titles will be reissued in the coming months in brand new Blu-ray and DVD, and are listed below. 

The Studio Ghibli library, led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most coveted and critically-lauded in animation, and includes such films as the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, which was recently listed at
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Gkids to handle home video on Studio Ghibli catalogue

Distributor now handles home entertainment rights as well as theatrical on Japanese studio titles.

Gkids has announced it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to distribute the Japanese animation studio’s home video catalogue in North America.

Starting on October 17, Gkids will reissue Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli’s films and kicks off with six titles from Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.

The initial six Miyazaki titles are Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away (pictured), followed by Castle In The Sky and Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind on October 31.

The remaining titles, which include Hiroyuki Morita’s The Cat Returns and Tomomi Mochizuki’s Ocean Waves, will be reissued in the coming months on Blu-ray and DVD.

The home video partnership builds on the relationship between Gkids and Studio Ghibli. Gkids has handled theatrical rights for the catalogue since 2010.

Gkids released the studio’s recent
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Studio Ghibli’s Best Movies Are Being Reissued on Blu-ray This October, Including ‘Spirited Away’

Fall 2017 is shaping up to be a great season for Hayao Miyazaki fans here in the U.S. The director’s 1979 feature debut “The Castle of Cagliostro” is returning to theaters nationwide September 14 and 19, and now indie animation distributor Gkids has announced it is patterning with Studio Ghibli to reissue its most classic films on Blu-ray starting this October.

Read More: Hayao Miyazaki’s 1979 Movie Debut ‘Castle of Cagliostro’ to Open Nationwide For the First Time

Beginning October 17, Gkids will release new Blu- ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli’s best movies. The first wave of releases includes six titles all directed by Miyazaki: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Ponyo,” “Princess Mononoke” and the Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature “Spirited Away.” New editions of “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” will debut on October 31.

Gkids has been handling
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Reissues of Six Miyazaki Films in the Works From Studio Ghibli, Gkids

Gkids is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the Japanese animation studio’s catalog in North America, including Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Academy Award winner “Spirited Away.”

The alliance was announced Monday and will start with the Oct. 17 reissue of new Blu-ray and DVD editions of six titles from Miyazaki: “Spirited Away” and Oscar-nominated film “Howl’s Moving Castle” along with “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Ponyo” and “Princess Mononoke,” followed on Oct. 31 with “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”

The Studio Ghibli library is led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Gkids has handled theatrical rights for the Studio Ghibli catalogue since 2010, and released “From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Only Yesterday,” “Ocean Waves” and the Academy Award-nominated titles “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and “When Marnie Was There.”

Gkids previously announced a partnership with Fathom Events to bring six Ghibli titles back to theaters
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Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Miyazaki Favorites To Theaters This Summer

Film fans of all ages have a special treat coming this summer, and you want to make sure you find out everything you need to about Studio Ghibli Fest, brought to your local theaters by Gkids and Fathom Events.

Having previously partnered for special event screenings of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, the partnership now returns to Studio Ghibli for a summer-long series of films.

It all starts June 25th and 26th with My Neighbor Totoro.

Get all the info below and make sure to check the site to find out where you will get the chance to screen this wonderful films in theaters.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

Following the success of the “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” cinema events, Gkids and Fathom Events are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S. cinema audiences throughout 2017. https://www.fathomevents.com/series/studio-ghibli-fest

The
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7 Classic Anime That Hollywood Should Remake After ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (And One That They Really Need to Leave Alone)

7 Classic Anime That Hollywood Should Remake After ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (And One That They Really Need to Leave Alone)
It was always only a matter of time until modern Hollywood resigned itself to remaking anime. Which isn’t to suggest that the uniquely Japanese medium is somehow unworthy of being used as fodder for Western blockbusters — on the contrary, anime has provided some of the most progressive, adventurous, and visionary filmmaking of the last 30 years — but rather to acknowledge the palpable whiff of inevitability with which Paramount is releasing “Ghost in the Shell.”

It’s not like studio executives are obsessive fans of the franchise, it’s not like former Paramount CEO Brad Grey bought every new DVD of “Stand Alone Complex” as it was released in the United States and can walk you through every detail of the Laughing Man case, it’s not like the people in power were just patiently waiting for the entertainment climate to warm up to the idea of a star-studded Major Kusanagi
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Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Six Animated Classics Back to the Big Screen — Exclusive

Fathom Events and indie animation distributor Gkids are partnering up for the first-ever Studio Ghibli Fest, which will see six animated classics from the company return to the big screen alongside other brand new animated offerings from the around the world. The series kicks off in June with a two-night theatrical re-release of “My Neighbor Totoro.” Each month through November will see another Studio Ghibli favorite return to the theaters, including “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Castle In The Sky,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and more.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Producer Confirms Hayao Miyazaki is At Work On His First Feature Since 2013

The partnership will also bring the French animated movie “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” to U.S. theaters for the very first time, as well as Gkids Minifest, an ongoing collection of award-winning and international animated short films. Two additional new U.S. releases are being planned for later in the year as well.
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NYC Weekend Watch: Raúl Ruiz, Christmas, Pedro Almodóvar & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The great Portuguese filmmaker Raúl Ruiz is finally being given the retrospective treatment – and this is only the first part.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! Holiday Films” includes Desplechin‘s A Christmas Tale, The Shop Around the Corner, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

“Pushing the Envelope:
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7 Anime Titles That Would Make Great Live Action Movies

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Hollywood loves to adapt old films and TV shows into new, rebooted versions. Occasionally, they look to Japanese anime for inspiration, such as with Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Speed Racer, and the upcoming Ghost in the Shell. There are many anime projects that would make for excellent movies, if they were done right. Here are seven works of anime that have the potential to be big hits as live-action Hollywood films.

The popular anime Ghost in the Shell is currently being made into a live action film. The inspiration for Pacific Rim came from the trend of anime giant robot shows. Firefly/Serenity was inspired by the anime Cowboy Bebop. Anime (or anime inspired) adaptations have been hit-and-miss (more miss than hit, actually) but we think the following films could make great film franchises, if Hollywood got them right.

Akira: This ground-breaking film is responsible for the American anime craze of the 1990s.
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Go Behind-the-Scenes of Studio Ghibli’s Detailed Animation Process

Anyone familiar with the works of Hayao Miyazaki knows that Studio Ghibli’s films are marked by painstaking visual detail. From the sight of wind rustling every individual blade of grass in a meadow to the shot of a room, illuminated by sunlight, in which every object casts a shadow, the meticulousness of Ghibli’s artwork has secured the studio’s reputation for being one of the world’s leading animators. As such, it is a staggering thought that classics such as My Neighbor Totoro and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind were actually constructed with even more artistic assiduousness than we have given them credit for — and yet a new interview with former Ghibli producer Hirokatsu Kihara demonstrates precisely this.

In a series of videos containing excerpts from the interview, Hirokatsu is shown explaining various intricacies of Ghibli’s artwork that likely go unnoticed by the casual viewer.
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Studio Ghibli: Watch A Two-Hour Concert Of Their Greatest Film Scores Conducted by Joe Hisaishi

Since 1985, the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli is known for producing some of the most critically acclaimed, highest-quality animated films. Their output includes the films of Hayao Miyazaki, whose films like “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away” have entered the cultural consciousness, as well as work by director Isao Takahta, whose most recent film “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” was recently nominated for an Oscar. Studio Ghibli’s dedicated approach towards their craft promises the best in animation, but one element of their films that goes largely unnoticed are their scores.

Read More: Cannes Review: Studio Ghibli-Produced ‘The Red Turtle’ is a Quiet Little Masterpiece

In 2009, Joe Hisaishi, composer of a majority of Ghibli films, held a concert to celebrate the release of Miyazaki’s “Ponyo” and the 25 years of collaboration between the two ever since 1984’s “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” whose success led to the creation of Ghibli.
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UK Green Film Festival returns to Glasgow by Jennie Kermode - 2016-05-03 12:52:08

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

The UK Green Film Festival is back at the Glasgow film theatre (Gft) this week with a short series of films exploring environmental issues. Running from 3 to 8 May, it includes screenings of Su Rynard's moving documentary The Messenger, about the decline of songbird populations, and Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, which will be accompanied by a live satellite link Q&A with directors Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin.

Also screening will be animated favourites Oddball And The Penguins and Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind. The festival is community led and supported by environmental organisations across the country....
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NYC Weekend Watch: Bowie, Shakespeare, Ghibli, ‘How Green Was My Valley’ & More

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

In honor of David Bowie, Nagisa Oshima‘s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (on 35mm) and Nicolas Roeg‘s The Man Who Fell to Earth will screen for free on Friday.

Film Forum

“Stratford on Houston” bring the Bard to New York, with Richard III, Welles‘ and Polanski‘s Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Miyazaki, Welles, Mizoguchi & More

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

IFC Center

For the Studio Ghibli retrospective, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind will screen on 35mm at midnight this Friday, alongside My Neighbor Totoro. Princess Mononoke can be seen at midnight on Saturday, and Only Yesterday plays throughout the weekend.

Alien, Fight Club, and an archival print of Horror of Dracula screen at midnight.
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7 Unforgettable Creations From the Mind of Hayao Miyazaki

7 Unforgettable Creations From the Mind of Hayao Miyazaki
Read More: Hayao Miyazaki Lines Up First Official Project in Retirement The Ohmu, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" (1984)Any list devoted to the creations of Hayao Miyazaki is bound to be shortsighted, since just one of his features could produce a list with over a dozen entries. Take his dazzling second feature, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind," which features no shortage of memorable creations, most charmingly the fox-squirrel sidekick Teto. But there's always been something about the menacing design of the Ohmu that has given the movie its impressive visual wonder. These gigantic, insect-like creatures are at the center of the film's conflict, as Nausicaä tries to find a way to protect them from being extinct by the humans. Despite their terrifying design, the Ohmu are relatively peaceful and compassionate, only becoming enraged and dangerous when scared or in need of survival. In...
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