A monumental achievement in the world of Japanese animation, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is considered by many to be Miyazaki Hayao's masterpiece. With the coexistence of humans and nature as its central theme, this fantastic tale is set in a sobering vision of what could be our own near future.
After an apocalyptic war knows as the "Seven Days of Fire," the civilizations that humans had prized so highly were wiped out. One thousand years after the war, the remnants of humanity eke out their existence in a small area of land, threatened on all sides by the "Sea of Corruption," a vast forest of fungi and insects.
One evening, a gigantic transport vessel hailing from the Kingdom of Torumekia crashes into the Valley of the Wind - a small pocket of land protected by ocean breezes from the deadly "miasma" gas that blows across the land. The people of the valley, under the direction of Princess Nausicaa, work to clean up the wreckage of the vessel, and in its remains they discover the devastating weapon that obliterated humanity so many years ago in the war.
The valley is attacked by Kushana, princess of Torumekia, and soon the inhabitants of the valley become caught in the middle of a war between Torumekia and the city of Pejite...
This 2-DVD set includes plenty of extras, including storyboards accompanied by the film's soundtrack. By using the angle button on the DVD remote control, it is possible to switch between storyboards and finished film scenes. Other extras include audio commentary, theatrical trailers and teasers. The cover art is an original watercolor by Miyazaki himself.
The DVD pack now comes with a special free gift 'Blue Angel DVD case.' Limited quantities and offered on first come first serve basis.