To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,” the film whose success led to the creation of Studio Ghibli and has since often been included in boxsets as the first effort of the celebrated Japanese animation studio.
GKIDS and Fathom Events will bring the film back to U.S. theaters early this coming week – at 7pm on Monday May 20th (English-language dubbed) and Tuesday May 21st (English-language subtitled). The conservation fable is an epic tale set a thousand years after a nuclear event destroyed civilization. Warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects.
The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaa, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature. The English voice dub includes the likes of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos and Shia LaBeouf.
Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, www.ghiblifest.com or at participating theater box offices. A trailer for re-release is below along with the fan-made “Wind Princess,” a trailer for a short film and not-for-profit passion project that tries to translate the film’s world into live-action.