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    Unique ID Code: 0000156534
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 15/6/2013 16:30
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    Grave Of The Fireflies - Double Play: The Studio Ghibli Collection

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    From the creators of SPIRITED AWAY and PONYO
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, this haunting Japanese anime tells the story of two children, 14-year-old Seita (voice of J. Robert Spencer) and his four-year-old sister Setsuko (Rhoda Chrosite), who are struggling to survive in 1940s war-torn Japan where bombings by American warplanes and napalm attacks are an almost daily occurrence. When their mother is killed in an air raid, and the fate of their Naval officer father remains unknown, the children are left to fend for themselves. After a brief and uncomfortable stay with a cold and distant aunt, who makes it clear that she doesn't want to be burdened with them, they run away and set up home in an abandoned bomb shelter. For a while they find some happiness living on their own with a field of almost magical fireflies to keep them company. But as the rationing of food grows more unbearable, Seita finds it an increasing struggle to keep himself and Setsuko alive.

    Special Features:
    Interview with Director Isao Takahata
    Japanese Release Promo Featuring Interview with Director Isao Takahata and Writer Akiyuki Nosaka
    Deleted Scenes Storyboards (some new!)
    Interview with Film Critic Roger Ebert
    Historical Perspective Documentary

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 2.0 Stereo Japanese
    PCM 2.0 Stereo English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Isao Takahata

    Written By:

    Ayano Shiraishi
    Tsutomu Tatsumi
    Akemi Yamaguchi
    Yoshiko Shinohara
    Tadashi Nakamura
    J. Robert Spencer
    Rhoda Chrosite
    Amy Jones
    Crispin Freeman
    Veronica Taylor

    Music From:
    Masahiko Satoh
    Michio Mamiya

    Director of Photography:
    Nobuo Koyama

    Takeshi Seyama

    Toru Hara

    Executive Producer:
    Ryoichi Sato


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