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
It is not difficult to assume the qualification of Masterpiece that deserves one of the best films ever filmed about the war. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Aug 28, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- We're so used to seeing the human spirit triumph. Here, we're allowed to understand how it might fail. Full Review
London Evening Standard
May 24, 2013
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
Rating: 5/5 -- There are magical moments of natural beauty and childish delight, too - which only make the tragedy even more harrowing. Full Review
May 23, 2013
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...a well-made and heartfelt drama that's just not as engrossing as it should be. Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Nov 30, 2013
This film isn't easy to watch but it's essential viewing among the great works of animation--or really of all film, for that matter. Full Review
Jul 3, 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: 28,575
  • UPC: 814131012623
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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