Tag Archive: Hayao Miyazaki

Win a Studio Ghibli Blu-ray or DVD prize pack

In anticipation of The Tale of Studio Ghibli — a cinematic showcase celebrating the genius of filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro) and Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) — A Fistful of Culture and Madman have put together two prize packs which include some of their best loved films. The first is made up of Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Howl’s Moving Castle on …

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Win a Studio Ghibli Blu-ray prize pack

Following the recent release of Hayao Miyazaki’s magnificent swansong, The Wind Rises, this month sees the long-awaited arrival of what may be Isao Takahata’s final film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya — screening at the 2014 NZ International Film Festival. In anticipation of this, A Fistful of Culture has teamed up with Madman on a prize pack of two Studio Ghibli …

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Win KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE on Blu-ray

Studio Ghibli continue their run of excellent back catalogue Blu-ray releases this month with Hayao Miyazaki’s heartwarming 1989 film, Kiki’s Delivery Service. This lovely coming-of-age story follows Kiki, a 13-year-old witch who sets off into the world — with her trusty black cat, Jiji — to complete a one-year apprenticeship in a bustling coastal city. …

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Win a copy of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO on BLU-RAY!

Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 treasure My Neighbor Totoro is finally being released on Blu-ray this week, and A Fistful of Culture is delighted to have three copies to giveaway courtesy of Madman. The landmark film is widely regarded as an anime high-water mark and is a personal favourite of mine; I maintain that few animated films have equalled it …

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Hero Complex posters imagine Batman films by Ridley Scott, Guillermo Del Toro, Brad Bird & more

When The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20, it will mark the end of Christopher Nolan’s definitive Batman trilogy and Christian Bale will hang up the cowl for good. However, Warner Bros. have made it clear that they intend to reboot the lucrative franchise once again (possibly as soon as 2014), so the question …

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Miyazaki’s next film will not be for everyone; likely anti-nuclear

Beloved Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki, the man behind such family-friendly classics as Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro, is likely to turn dark with his next film. Anime News Network point to an interview with Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, who revealed that Miyazaki’s next film is “not the sort of work that everyone in the audience …

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Studio Ghibli’s Miyazaki & Suzuki wish Pixar a Happy 25th

Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro) and his Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki have drawn illustrations to congratulate Pixar on their 25th anniversary. Miyazaki writes cheekily in his drawing that Pixar is a youngster at 25, while Suzuki urges Pixar co-founder John Lasseter to “take it easy!” (pictured above). The illustrations are part of Pixar Pia, a retrospective compilation book that Pia …

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