The Wind Rises|Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Voice)
The Wind Rises
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Voice) and John Krasinski (Voice)
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An aviation-obsessed engineer named Jirô Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno) has loved the aesthetics, spirit, and science of flight for as long as he can remember. For years he's been designing and building his dream plane, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and it's finally completed. But Jiro's dreams come crashing down when he learns, to his horror, that his creation will be used for combat in World War II.


Main Cast & Crew:
Hayao Miyazaki - Director
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (voice)
John Krasinski (voice)
Emily Blunt (voice)
Martin Short (voice)
Stanley Tucci (voice)
Mandy Patinkin (voice)
Elijah Wood (voice)
Jennifer Grey (voice)
Mae Whitman (voice)
Werner Herzog (voice)


    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 127
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936840346
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some disturbing images and smoking)
  • Release Date: November 2014

"To see THE WIND RISES is to simultaneously marvel at the work of a master and regret that this film is likely his last." - 11/07/2014 Los Angeles Times

3 stars out of 4 -- "Hayao Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES has a wistful quality that is at once contemplative and nostalgic..." - 11/14/2013 USA Today

"As gorgeously animated as any of his previous movies, Wind has Miyazaki trading in his more fantastical impulses for contemplative, old-fashioned drama and period detail." -- Grade: A- - 11/13/2013 Entertainment Weekly

"Mr. Miyazaki remains enchanted with the idea of being airborne....Mr. Miyazaki’s lyrical chronicle of the inventor’s creative process and his poignant romance reminds us that staying aloft is a fraught endeavor." - 11/18/2013 New York Times

"Sadly, Miyazaki recently announced his retirement, which means that THE WIND RISES will be his swan song....It features more than enough gorgeous imagery to make his loss feel acute." - 11/07/2013 A.V. Club

"THE WIND RISES gives us fascinating insights into the Japan of the 1930s..." - 01/09/2014 Wall Street Journal

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he delicacy and dazzle in the work of Miyazaki, 73, is to be treasured." - 02/20/2014 Rolling Stone

"In Jiro's dreams, the sky is filled with airplanes, swooping and colorful, like big fanciful paper birds, or benevolent bright dragons, harmless and buoyant." - 02/24/2014 Roger Ebert

"Seamlessly transitioning from the lush surfaces of the real world to an equally tactile, emotionally fraught realm of imagination, this new film -- reportedly Miyazaki’s last -- joins aesthetic ruminations with moments of gravity-defying fantasy..." - 02/24/2014 Film Comment

4 stars out of 5 -- "[Miyazaki's] most adult and interesting, and never less than visually breathtaking throughout." - 05/02/2014 Empire

"This is dense material to grapple with, but Miyazaki’s light-as-air animation rises to the task." - 05/05/2014 Total Film