Hotaru no haka = Grave of the fireflies / Studio Ghibli ; written and directed by Isao Takahata.
- ISBN: 1586642022 :
- Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (88 min. ; 71 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Widescreen ed.
- Publisher: New York : Central Park Media, 
- Copyright: ©1988
|General Note:|| Based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
DVD features: anamorphic widescreen format; alternate angle storyboards; trailers; English & Japanese with English subtitles. Bonus DVD features: interviews with director Isao Takahata and author Akiyuki Nosaka; interview with Roger Ebert; author biography; director biography; historical perspective: commentary by professors Theodore F. Cook & Haruko Taya Cook; video restoration documentary; bonus storyboards; trailers; original Japanese theatrical trailer; art gallery; U.S. trailer. DVD-ROM features: script; additional storyboards; art gallery; cast & production credits; and more!
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988 in Japan and in an English version in 1992.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:|| Original story, Akiyuki Nosaka ; executive producer, Ryoichi Sato ; written and directed by, Isao Takahata ; animation director, Yoshifumi Kondo ; art director, Nizo Yamamoto ; producer, Toru Hara ; executive producer of English version, John O'Donnell ; English translation, Neil Nadelman.
|Summary, etc.:|| Two orphans in war-time Kobe, Japan, face fire-bombs, hunger, homelessness, and despair as the war and their lives come to an end.
|Target Audience Note:|| Not rated. Contains violence; parental discretion advised.
|System Details Note:|| DVD.
|Language Note:|| Includes English dubbed and Japanese versions and English subtitles.
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