Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
item number:  36KWH
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: TV-PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 6, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Section 23
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

Total Count: 40


User Ratings: 68,704
Rating: 5/5 -- Once seen, this is seared in your heart, deep as your worst relationship break-up. Full Review
Metro (UK)
Sep 5, 2017
One of the most startling and moving animated films ever. Full Review
New York Times
Jan 3, 2019
...Powerful imagery....Japan's award-winning 1988 animated feature is like a 1-2 combination to the gut... -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
USA Today
Sep 11, 1998
Writer-director Isao Takahata, a frequent collaborator of Miyazaki's at Studio Ghibli, adapted a partly autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, and his handling of the tragic story is masterfully understated. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jul 14, 2002
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Isao Takahata makes survival the thematic core of the story, but he never degrades his characters or fetishizes their suffering. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Dec 30, 2018
[A] still-stunning example. While suffused with near-fantastic elements, FIREFLIES, based on a late-days-of-World-War-II story by Akiyuki Nosaka, mostly uses animation to heighten a harrowing realism.
New York Times
Jan 3, 2018
Rating: 4/4 -- Some movies are such singular achievements that they deserve to be seen at least once by everyone who considers himself or herself to be a lover of film. Grave of the Fireflies falls into that exclusive category. Full Review
Dec 28, 2018

Product Description:

In post-World War II Japan, a janitor finds a deathly ill boy lying beside a metal candy container. The janitor unwittingly tosses the possession into the night, beginning a most unusual tale of survival set amid the atrocities of war in the Animé GRAVE OF FIREFLIES. Brother and sister Seita and Setsuko, ages 14 and 4, flee their disheveled home and deceased parents to make their bid for a new life. Before American troops begin to occupy their country, the children resort to dwelling in an abandoned bomb shelter in the countryside. Though these siblings later get a sense of safety, they realize necessities such as food and water will not be easy to come by.


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  • Sales Rank: 43,994
  • UPC: 814131012623
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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