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The Castle Of Cagliostro Review


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Allegedly a Japanese animated classic, The Castle of Cagliostro gives us the story of one Lupin III, an annoying James Bond wannabe who rescues a princess, foils a counterfeiting plot, and causes all kinds of havoc. Rather crudely animated and a lot more lifeless than you'd think.

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Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind Review


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Despite Disney's many sins and failures, it looks like someone there finally got his act together. In a generous deal with Anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki and Japan's Tokuma Publishing, Disney will oversee the worldwide release of nearly all of Miyazaki's films in their original form, without a single frame cut. The decision to do this is specious -- based as it is on the success of Miyazaki's Oscar-nominated Spirited Away, and in anticipation of the American distribution of his new film Howl's Moving Castle - but let's take what we can get. The films will be parsed out on double-disc DVD sets over the next few years, and in addition, Disney is releasing most of them to the festival circuit. You can expect many to be playing in your local art-house theatre, better late than never.

First up: 1984's Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind - the story of the titular, unfortunately-named, mini-skirted princess, warrior, visionary, and insect-whisperer; with the power to tame the threatening, misunderstood arthropods that live at the edge of the remaining human outposts in a Japanese-speaking post-apocalyptic world. You'll be pleased to know the film unfolds just as breathlessly.

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My Neighbor Totoro Review


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Possibly the only film in history to be released by both Disney and Troma, the famous kiddie anime My Neighbor Totoro reveals itself as a little dated and a little immature when compared to later Miyazaki works. The film concerns a family (including two young girls) who move to the country, only to meet up with Totoro, the spirit of the forest. (He looks like an overgrown bunny, and he makes trees grows and causes the wind to blow.) Eventually they take a trip together (it's something involving the ill mother) and discover all sorts of Miyazaki magic. Cute, but not the masterpiece it's cracked up to be.

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The Castle Of Cagliostro Review


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Allegedly a Japanese animated classic, The Castle of Cagliostro gives us the story of one Lupin III, an annoying James Bond wannabe who rescues a princess, foils a counterfeiting plot, and causes all kinds of havoc. Rather crudely animated and a lot more lifeless than you'd think.

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