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    Unique ID Code: 0000004385
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    Added on: 23/4/2000 04:29
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    Grave of the Fireflies (Region Free)

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    Why do fireflies die so young?
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 88 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    It is post-war Japan, just weeks before the American occupation, In the city of Kobe, a boy lies in a train station. Beside his body lies a small candy container. A janitor, unsure what to make of its ashy contents, pitches it into the night. As fireflies float softly around it, the ghostly images of the boy and his little sister appear...

    Flashback to a short time earlier. Orphaned and homeless from a fire-bomb attack on their city, 14-year-old Seita and his 4-year-old sister, Setsuko, set out to survive in the face of a society that is no longer able to protect them. Forced to live in an abandoned bomb shelter in the Japanese countryside, they slowly come to realize that they can never escape the hardships of war, or even find enough food to survive...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Chapter Stops
    Character Gallery
    DVD Sneak Peeks
    Historical Background

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Japanese
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Isao Takahata

    Written By:

    Yoshiko Shinohara
    Tsutomu Tatsumi
    Akemi Yamaguchi
    Ayano Shiraishi

    Soundtrack By:
    Yoshio Mamiya

    Takeshi Seyama

    Production Designer:
    Ryoichi Sato

    Toru Hare

    Central Park

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    9 / 10
    Can`t believe nobody`s reviewed this incredible film yet so i`m just adding my two cents here...for want of a better word, this film is just so heartbreakingly magnificent...not an easy one to watch, and some out of you out there might not even last for it`s entire duration, but i tell you, it`s worth your time...imho, it beats movies like Schindler`s List (which i thought was a great movie) in terms of sheer me, i`m not one to harp on movies but this one is too damn breathtaking not to talk far the best war film i`ve ever seen and one of my fav top 5 films ever
    posted by frodo_dodo on 21/6/2003 12:00